Elevate the Dodge Caravan with a jack, using the jack stands to shore up the jack. Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. Make sure that you clean up the mounting area where the water pump goes. Support your engine with a jack. There is also likely to be a small diameter bypass hose above the water pump that is a common source of leakage and very inexpensive. It's a small space so you have to work it out slowly.
Fill the coolant recovery tank to the full cold mark. Once they're on there, I'll set the clamps in place and tighten up that 10mm bolt that holds that bracket. Step 4 — Remove the viscous fan from the water pump It's best to use a correctly sized fan clutch wrench for this purpose; although, a large wrench or an adjustable wrench can also be used. Pull the pump out and install new one in the reverse order. We'll show you how that works. You want to turn the square valve a quarter of a turn counterclockwise and pull it out.
Reassemble the rest of the parts in the order you took them off the Dodge Ram. Most common is the block item. The camshaft must be reconnected with a torque wrench at 125 foot pounds torque. Place an empty container under the drain plug, remove the plug with an adjustable wrench and drain the radiator. Put the breather hose back on and tighten up the clamp. Caradiodoc And hence the confusion. There's a 10mm bolt right here, remove that.
Please see below for the full text of our warranty policies. Take out the drain plug located underneath the radiator. Remove the water pump and gasket from the engine. Start the Dodge Ram's engine and check for leaks. The main problem with this particular removal is when you try to remove the pump it becomes impossible because the water pump hits the frame of the van. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2nd Generation 1994-2001.
Dispose of the used fluid safely, as it's toxic. Step 2 — Disconnect the negative battery cable Use a 10mm wrench to remove the negative black terminal from the battery post. Use a drop cloth here as well, some of the parts will have traces of grease and coolant. In this video, we're going to replace the rear heating tubes on this 2003 Caravan. Disconnect or remove the parts in front of the water pump. Remove those two bolts and then pull that engine mount up and out.
This needs to be made into a recall so it can get fixed. First, remove the bolt at the top of the recovery tank. You can see I'm using a 21mm to move that belt tensioner, and then I pull the belt off of one of the pulleys that you can't see, bad shot on my part. This will save time when reinstalling. Check the fluid level, don't let it get low, Chrysler minivans are prone to transmission troubles, and low fluid levels over time will ruin a a transmission. Put the drain plug back in the radiator and refill with coolant. Then you're going to want to fill the coolant reservoir.
Also clean the mating service for the pump before installing the new pump with the new gasket. Disconnect or remove the parts in front of the water pump, using an adjustable wrench. Mopar coolant for your Ram. The bolt that is furthest back and highest up is probably the most difficult one. On the passenger's side of the water pump are three hoses. The belt turns the water pump pulley that is bolted to the shaft, which connects to the impeller.
Get them all five started first, and then you can tighten the bottom ones up and the top ones. We're going to remove the air box. The camshaft sprocket bolts need 75 foot pounds torque and the timing belt idler pulley bolt requires 45 foot pounds torque. Let the engine run for about one minute. Start it up, monitor your coolant in your coolant tank.
It's the same as a lot of these Caravans and Town and Countrys, and they often rust out in the back where they connect to the hoses. Then twist and pull the hose off of the reservoir. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2nd Generation 1994-2001. Three of these bolts are longer than the others. Head gaskets are another issue.