Having problems with your 2000 Dodge Stratus ?
Replace timing belt &water pump
\015 Timing belt &water pump\015
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Dodge stratus 6 cyl 2005 not sure of engine size. I only want to advise my daughter on what she should do about replacing her water pump. Car seemed to be running fine but was losing coolant. Car was found to have a leaking water pump. Dealer suggested the timing belt should be replaced. Is it common practice to replace timing belt when replacing a water pump.
It is common practice to replace the water pump when replacing the water pump also. If the timing belt has recently been replaced than it would not be necessary to replace it again. If the belt is original than it makes perfect sense to replace it wh ... Cars & Trucks
Ford escort 1.6 16v zetec engine water pump broke so removed timing belt and water pump replaced water pump timing belt after some time replaced crank pully turned crank pully by hand seemed to lock up so my car will not start if i take out spark plugs i will turn over on key
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1999 Chrysler 3.5 liter engine Changed timeing belt ,water pump, and belt hydraulic piston for belt teninsioner. Car would crank but would not start. Rechecked timing marks none of the three (crank,and both cams)will index.I suspect that the crank rotated as I was torqueing the damper wheel bolt since the damper wheel is not keyed to the crank.I had to replace the radiaitor due to it leaking and then decided to replace the timeing belt ,water pump ,and belt tenisioner. Since the engine has be
If you cranked this engine with the belt off u have bent the valves, I have the factory manual for this engine and they bend valves if belt is positioned incorrectly or not on when engine is cranked, sorry but that is how they are built. ... Chrysler LHS
I just recently changed the water pump on my 96 mazda 626 I did not change the timing belt due to it was replaced about 1 year ago. during the water pump change i did not mess with the timing belt at all. I got everything back together and the engine will rotate but not start. that was a month ago. since then i have replaced the distributor, crankshaft sensor, spark plugs and have also gone back twice and did complete removal of timing belt and made sure i didn't accidently move the belt any the
Since you have double checkedthe timing and checked the battery make sure you are getting a spark at the plugs and that you are getting fuel. Make sure all sensors are plugged in and are working. Check near the crankshaft (front) for a small sensor a ... 1996 Mazda 626
On April-2010. I bought a pre-owned 2004 Chrysler pt cruiser car at 100K miles, auto Transmission for my daughter. After driving the car for a week, the car died at suddenly at a stop sign. Apparently the timing belt broke, so we towed the car to an auto repair shop and replaced the timing belt and the water pump. After replaced the timing belt and water pump, she drove the car for 2 days and found the steering gear/rack leaking oil, brought the car to a technician and changed the steering gear/
Well, if the timing belt broke, and was replaced that solved a regularly scheduled maintenance issue.\015\012\015\012The water pumps do go bad on cars over 80,000 mi. frequently.\015\012So that's normal.\015\012\015\012A ... Chrysler PT Cruiser
Is santa fe 2009 water pump driven by timing belt? should water pump be replaced when timing belt is replaced? If water pump leaks will it destroy the valves?
No is not it should take you about 2 hours to do it. Plus you would see water in the oil ... Cars & Trucks
I brought my 2004 Jeep Grand cherokee to the mechanic because it is making a really loud squeeling noise(like when a belt needs replacing but times that by 500) and the mechanic said that it was the water pump..... I have never heard of a water pump making a lous squeeling noise, then he said itd be between 3-400 to fix. Well this morning he said it was going to be 500.00 because her also highly recommends getting the timing belt and the timing belt pulley replaced as well. My question or conc
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1994 Voyager Just curious. Years ago I bought a 1994 Voyager from a friends company. I immediately replaced the Timing Belt and Water Pump (95,000). Then at about 130,000 the Timing Belt and Water Pump was replaced again. The assumption was that the replacement had some problem. Then at 153,000 with no warning, after driving 100 miles on the highway, stopping for 2 plus hours and, then back on the highway for less than 20 miles the Van overheated with no warning. I first notice smoke from
Here's a link to your problem. ... 1994 Plymouth Voyager
I have a 95 Honda accord I recently put in a timing belt a water pump got a new battery but now the car won't start at all. Here is the story the car was sitting for almost a year before I got it I had the oil changed put motor oil bought new fuses and replace the old ones then I got the timing belt replace with a new water pump. My belt broke and I had to put in another one and I had to buy a head gasket cap I really don't know what it was. So now my car kept dying on me and wouldn't start so I
Fisrt of all your alternator is not charging well n there is something draining your battery but can u explain 2 me more am willing to help you ... Cars & Trucks
Water leak i have a water leak from around the bottom of my timing belt i've been told the water pump needs replacing if so will i have to replace the timing belt as well as i only replace the belt a year ago
Unless there is any visible wear to the timing belt itself there is no reason to have to change the belt as well as the water pump. ... 1996 Ford Escort 4 Door
I have a 94 camry V6 XLE with 150K miles. It overheated and the mechanic says it's the water pump. But he also says the camshaft seals are leaking and this will make the timing belt break. My question is whether to just replace the water pump or pay $850 for the seals and new timing belt. Is it worth putting this much money into the car? Any advice? (I don't know if the timing belt has ever been changed; it could be the original belt)
94 w/150k? This your call. This vehicle is 15 yrs behind in technology, It's condition mechanically will get progressively worse at a faster rate.In the 70's the life expectancy of the average vehicle was 3-5 yrs, in the 80's,5--7, 90's 10-15 yrs ... 1994 Toyota Camry
I need to replace my water pump.. I have a new timing belt and tensioner on it.. do i need to replace the belt again? and How do i get the water pump off and keep it in time?
The pump should have been replaced when the belt was. Most shops will not replace just the pump without changing the belt. If you are doing it yourself it's fine. To keep everything lined up use a grease pencil and draw lines on the belt aand pulleys ... 2000 Dodge Stratus
I am replacing the water pump on my 1996 Isuzu Rodeo. One of the water pump bolts is under the lower timing belt cover. However, the lower timing belt cover appears to connect around the crank shaft behind the three lower pulleys. How do I remove the pulleys so that I can remove the lower timing belt cover? What size and type wrench should I use? Thanks, Ralph
Hello Ralph,\012\012What you actually going to have to do is take both timings covers off eventually. The waterpump is driven by the timing belt, and will have to be removed along with various other components. \012\012The pul ... 1996 Isuzu Rodeo
Water pump I need to replace the water pump on my 93 nissan pathfinder. How do I get the harmonic balance wheel off? I cant get the timing belt cover till I get that wheel off. I can't get to the water pump till I get the timing belt cover off.
You should not have to do all that. Let me know if you dont get diagral(sometimes happens)\015\012\015\012Drain the cooling system.\015\012CAUTION\015\012When\015\012draining the coolant, keep in mind ... 1993 Nissan Pathfinder
I have 1999 Toyota Camry CE 4 Cylinder, my water pump went bad, but the timing belt was okay. I replaced the water pump and timing belt. I had problem with applying tension. I am not really sure how number one idler pulley and tension spring work to apply tension on the belt. After I finished the car started okay but every time when I start the engine there is a loud thumping sound. When the engine runs the sound disappears so sound is only when the engine starts. The sound is coming from the ti
The belt is either too tightly fixed or a bit loose.See to that but it does not affect the running of the car in anyway.Cheers. ... 1999 Toyota Camry
I have a 1998 dodge stratus es v6 2.5L water pump started leaking I took off the belts and covers and timing belt replace water pump put belts back on engin will not turn over. took off timing belt try to turn crank shaft it would not move. it's like it is hung up on something.
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Continuation of 1998 Plymouth Breeze Stiff Steering Issue Well, we ended up replacing basically all of the front end of this 1998 Plymouth Breeze because it was totally worn out. We replaced the front motor mount, the rear motor mount, upper ball joints, front struts, both CV axles, both control arms (lower ball joints), the Rack & Pinion and Tie Rod ends We even replaced the water pump and timing belt because the water pump was leaking and since we had it open, we replaced the timing
First, the mechanic has no idea what that switch is most likely. I have several Rack and Pinions for dodge and Plymouth vehicles and none have any electrical on them however I have seen some that do and having looked at these I'm pretty sure it is a ... 1998 Plymouth Breeze
I have a 2002 Kia Spectra with 130000 miles. I am replacing the timing belt, and the mechanic wants a lot more money to replace the water pump. Is it worth replacing the water pump? Is it easy to replace the water pump if it goes out in the future?
My dad always told me "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"...however, this doesn't rule out preventative maintenance, which is your primary concern. I'm somewhat suspicious of your mechanic's motives, after all, he's there to make money, not save you mo ... 2002 Kia Spectra
Brother replaced water pump and took timing belt off and accidentaly moved gears...now water pump and timing belt is all back together and car wont start because timing gears are off....What are the gears suppose to be on for a 2000 kia Sephia?...a diagram showed up e and i...and we tried it and did not work...What to do now?
Call a professional mechanic as you will bend all the valves and possibly make a hole in a piston ,IF YOU HAVENT DONE SO ALREADY ... Kia Sephia
I have a 2002 Saturn L300 and recently (02/01/2010) had the following work done: 1. Pads, disc brake rear 2. Replaced Pressure control solenoid valve 3. Replaced Serpentine Belt 4. Replaced air cabin filter 5. Replaced water pump and timing belt 6. Power steering pump replacement and leaking O rings. I now am having problems with leaking gas - gas pump needs replacing and leaking power steering. Could these latest problems have been caused by the previous repairs? If so are they covered by 12 mo
None of the above have any bearing on the failure of said parts in any way or form.as they are not even connected to each other. ... 2002 Saturn L-Series
I need to change a water pump on a 1996 Hyundai Lantra and I was wondering if I can do it without taking the engine out. While I'm doing the water pump I might as well replace the timing belt as well but would need to know how to align the timing and if there are any other replacement recommendations (seals etc) while I'm doing the job.
Hi Steve-e-t-t,The water pump is located directly behind the pulleys near the center\015\012of the timing covers. You'll need to remove the timing belt to get the\015\012water pump out. Once you've got the timing belt and pulleys ... Hyundai Elantra
Took the car in to have the water pump, the timing belt, the "other" water pump, valve cover gaskets, and some seals replaced. They took it out for a test drive and after a few miles started to miss (cyl 2,3 & 6). They now have changed the oil twice and installed some special oil filter and are talking changing the lifters (convinced they are the problem). Could a bad timing belt cause this?
A bad timing belt yes kind of, more likely not aligned when being reassembled. ... Audi A6
I had to change my 1996 Mercury Mystique Water pump. I took off the timing belt and everything and replaced the water pump and put the timing belt back on and kept the pulleys lined up where they were. I reassembled everything and tried to start my car and now it wil not start. Please help I do not know what to do.
How do i get the bottom timing pulleys off so i can get the water pump out of my 1996 mercury MISTAKE!!! OH I mean Mystigue ... 1996 Mercury Mystique
Does water pump work of timing belt on escort 55 1.8 d 2 door van will need to replace water pump as well as timing belt
You might just as well replace the water pump as this will save you taking the front off the engine twice. ... 2000 Ford Escort
Brought my audi a4 in to have the timing belt and water pump replaced and my car is now leaking power steering fluid and making loud noise, i was told when i took it back that the the powersteering fluid was low, they topped it off, it was fine until i drove it for a couple hours and the problem returned and my check engine light came on. had the fluid topped off again. can changing the timing belt and water pump damage the power steering pump/rack?
They may have loosened the power steering pump to take off the belt and not put it back right.\015\012They may have overtightened the belt which has worn the bearings out on the steering pump and made it start leaking from the bearings... ... 2004 Audi A4