Water pump on 02 Dodge 2500

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CowpokeJ

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Is the water pump behind a pulley on the front of the engine? How hard, wherever it is, is that thing to replace. Novice, shadetree, or real deal...or somewhere in between those?
 

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It is behind alot of pulleys. You will have to pull an awful lot of stuff to get to it. Shade tree with a lot of experence. Not for novice.
 

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Is it a gas or diesel engine neither one is that hard just maybe take a little extra time. I have a neighbor farmer that used to have a dealer fix all of his equipment, until he started trying to fix it on his own now he does all of his own work.
 

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All that needs done is to remove the belt and remove two bolts that hold the pump on and reinstall the belt. That is a easy waterpump.
 

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CowpokeJ":12iokto6 said:
Diesel. I've been researching it online. All them say easy fix. We'll see.
I just had mine replaced on my 02 dodge pump 1 hr labor total

Now for the kicker a new pump with a lifetime warranty was $58 with no core charge

A rebuilt pump was $72 plus a $15 core charge

total for new pump and labor and new anti-freeze was $136.00 and it is a easy do it yourself deal but I was in town when I noticed leaking and I have a good friend that does most of my mechanic work
 
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Well, the belt didn't even have to be taken off. They Released the tensioner and moved the belt off the water pump. Could've done it myself, but I was still 35 min from home. Got me on the labor, took 30 min. charged me for 1 1/2 hrs. What the book allows. Plus 18 for some 24k antifreeze.
 

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