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Gen 3 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi water pump replacement

Discussion in 'Cars & Automotive' started by Tomhusker, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Tomhusker

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    Anyone here ever tackle one of these? The last water pump I replaced had 4 bolts that held it to a smallblock. This looks more involved.
     



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    I used to do all my own work on my cars/trucks.
    Now, I just take it to the Dealer and have them do it.

    It's much easier that way.



    Hope that helps. :D
     
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  3. Tomhusker

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    I usually do, if it's not too pricey. They wanted $400+. My wife gets cranky when I spend that kind of money on repairs when I have thousands of dollars in tools and a tech school certification in automotive technology.

    I miss the days of the $20 water pump. This thing was $100. I also having a leaking power steering line. They wanted $102 for a new one. It ain't leaking that bad.
     
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    oil's cheap.
     
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    Fuckadodge.

    Said I would never own a mopar again and I have not since that LeBaron GTS.

    But the wife REALLY wanted the 2015 Grand Cherokee.

    Last week with 42k it went in for
    1) Water pump
    2) Diagnose power steering fluid leak
    3) Diagnose oil leak...or burn...? None on the dipstick, where is it going?

    This week, the "Service 4WD System" message now comes on and the "Traction Control" Icon is on.


    So.
    Easiest way to change a water pump on that dodge?
    Let the Ford Dealership do it. After you trade for an F-150.

    And all those idiots that want to brag "But they are easier to work on"...Yeah, but it's FRICKEN CONSTANT!!!

    Fuckadodge.
     
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    I've done a lot of water pumps in boat engines. It's a real bitch after doing all that work to find out you swirls the fucker in backwards and have to do it all, again.
     
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    This in a......
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    My '01 Explorer 5.0 needed a water pump too.

    At 180 thousand miles!

    Still runs great and still has oil on the dipstick when I change it at 212k
     
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    I prefer Ford trucks, but this came along at the right time and the right price. It's 10 years old and has 170k on it. I don't mind maintenance repairs.
    It rides nice, has good pulling power and looks decent.

    I'd still prefer an older F250 though.
     
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    I have to post this again.
    just cause

    F250 2018
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    Ford trucks are so much better looking than the others. Dodge does thier best to try to keep up. I have no idea what Chevy is thinking when they build their block on wheels.
     
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    Damn thing has 18" of clearance...but that damn plastic thing hanging off the bumper is only 5" off the ground.
     
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    It went pretty well. No issues. Crafted a Diy spanner wrench out of $2 worth of scrap steel and a Couple of bolts. Took about 3 hours, counting the cool down time, since I drove it to my buddies house to work in his shop.

    The only hitch in the entire plan was when I went to install the new thermostat. The parts store gave me the wrong one.

    I also don't have the ideal body type for working low in the engine compartment on a tall truck....
     
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