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to replace one side (hub and bearing) calls for 0.8 hour


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i do not see a specified interval on the service table to replace the timing chain


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the timing belt interval is every 60K miles


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can you tell where the oil is leaking from? need to have an idea in order to give an appropriate estimate.


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Dealer pricing is going to be around $1100 for the distributor. And about an hour labor to replace.


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Refrigerant Capacity Capacity 0.96 kg (34 oz)


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REMOVAL PROCEDURE * Tools Required * J 36660 Torque Angle Meter 1. Partially drain the engine coolant from the cooling system. 2. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts. 3. Remove the drive belt. 4. Remove the water pump pulley bolts. 5. Remove the water pump pulley. 6. Position aside the power steering pump. 7. Remove the water pump bolts. 8. Remove the water pump. 9. Remove the water pump gasket. 10. Clean and inspect the water pump mating surfaces. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL (R) or HAVOLINE (R) DEX-COOL (R) coolant. If Coolant other than DEX-COOL (R) or HAVOLINE (R) DEX-COOL (R) is added to the system the engine coolant will require change sooner-at 50 000 km (30,000 mi) or 24 months. 1. Install the water pump gasket. 2. Install the water pump. 3. Use the J 36660 in order to install the water pump bolts. o Tighten the water pump bolts (long) to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.) plus 40 degrees. o Tighten the water pump bolts (short) to 15 Nm (11 ft. lbs.) plus 80 degrees. 4. Install the water pump pulley. 5. Loosely install the water pump pulley bolts. 6. Install the power steering pump. 7. Install the drive belt. 8. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts. o Tighten the water pump pulley bolts to 13 Nm (115 inch lbs.) 9. Fill the engine cooling system with engine coolant. 10. Inspect for leaks.


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I have 2 Dodge 2500 Diesel trucks (1998 and 1999) with the same issues. The speedo is intermittently working as well as failure of the fuel gauge. Is this common? Is it the wiring on the back of the cluster? Thanks!


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WATER PUMP REMOVAL / INSTALLATION 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Drain engine coolant. 3. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube. 4. Remove the cooling fan and fan shroud. 5. Disconnect coolant bypass tube. 6. Remove the drive belt. 7. Remove the water pump pulley. 8. Remove the two bolts from the A/C compressor mounting bracket. 9. Disconnect the lower radiator hose. 10. Remove the bolts and position the mounting bracket and A/C compressor aside. 11. Remove in order shown in figure. 1. Bolt 2. Water Pump 3. Gasket 12. Inspect all parts and repair or replace as necessary. 13. Install in reverse order of removal. Water Pump Gasket Installation Note 1. Clean the sealing surfaces. Note: * Use care when scraping aluminum surfaces because gouging could form leak paths. 2. Apply sealant to both sides of gasket and place it on water pump. Water Pump Installation Note 1. Install the water pump bolts. Tightening torque: o 25 Nm (2.6 kgf.m, 18 ft. lbs.) o 10 Nm (10.2 kgf.m, 7 ft. lbs.) Steps After Procedure 1. Fill the radiator with the specified amount and type of engine coolant. 2. Connect negative battery cable. 3. Start engine and check for leaks. 4. Bleed the cooling system.


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60000 MI or 96000 KM Check Spare Tire Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Flush Coolant Flush and replace engine coolant/anti-freeze. Inspect Air Filter Element Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Brakes and Traction Control Inspect the brake linings. Drive Belt Inspect drive belt, replace if necessary. Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve Inspect PCV valve, replace if necessary. Replace Engine Oil If not replaced at 3 months. Fluid - A/T Fluid - Differential Fluid Filter - A/T Replace main sump filter. Oil Filter, Engine If not replaced at 3 months. Spark Plug Rotate Tires


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