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1992 chrysler mini van 4 cyl manual water pump

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Question From cbr651192 on 1992 chrysler mini van 4 cyl manual water pump

need some advice on R & R water pump on this van looks like timing gear has to be removed what is involved in that looks tough and will i mess up timing is there anyway to just loosen middle bolt on that gear to get access to the last bolt on the water pump if not how complicated is this what has to be removed when i started this i figured a water pump how hard can it be ,i cant believe an auto maker would do this its a freaking water pump why would they put it behind the timing belt what idiots

Response From DanD Top Rated Answer

If this is a 2.2 or 2.5Lt, you don’t have to touch the timing belt to do the water pump. You do have to remove the AC compressor, alternator and their aluminum bracket; that’s to gain access to the water pump housing. After removing the housings retaining bolts you remove the housing and pump as an assembly. Change the pump and housing seal on the bench and then reassemble.
Yes if you remove the timing belt you’ll have to reset valve and intermediate shaft timing.
Dan.

2001 Chrysler Sebring - Overheating

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Question From mactube on 2001 Chrysler Sebring - Overheating

My 2001 Chrysler Sebering Convertible V6 / 2.7 L ist overheating.
Everybody who knows the Chrylser Sebrings around these making years, knows its the least reliable car of its decade. Now that I had pretty much everything repaired and replaced on the car the motor ( which has been replaced 2 years ago) is overheating. I took it to the shop where they replaced the sensors etc.. and know since it's still overheating they don't have now clue what it could be and just have wild guesses. I'm trying to avoid taking it to the Chrysler Dealership Service which charges $120 just to look at the car. The only clue I have from another mechanic is .. that the top hose which leads to the radiator is very soft which he things causes the cooling system to not have enough pressure . I really can't imagine that would cause the motor to overheat but maybe somebody has a tip for me.
( The car would overheat after like 20-30 min driving.. if freeway or city of cause sooner when its stop and go within the city. The Fan does come on as soon as the temperature rises .

Response From Discretesignals

Does the heater blow hot air? If the coolant level is low, was it pressure tested? Have they use an inferred thermometer to verify the temperature at the coolant sensor matches what is happening on the gauge? When the fans come on, is the air blowing from them really hot? When the fans come on do they stay on or do they cycle off after running for a while?

Response From mactube

@Discretesignals the air condition in deed don't come on and I wont say it blows hot air but pretty much the outside temperature air I would say. Like I said the shop I took it too probably don't have all the right equipment to do pressure tests etc. So I might really have to take it to Chrysler !??

Response From Tom Greenleaf

You might be able to rent a pressure tester. The soft hose suggests oil as said inside or somehow from outside. If oil from perhaps trans cooler in radiator is leaking into oil or oil into coolant it's not going to like that.


Head gaskets could leak any which way and things they seal in or out of allowing engine head to run properly on the block.


Said that if vapor when combustion gasses mentioned before could be the overheating or just poor radiator or components not up to par or working to do with cooling normally.


If need be get it diagnosed by a pro and decide from there what you want to do. Allowing it to overheat it will decide for you so your call,


T

Response From mactube

@Tom Greenleaf I just did … they offer Pressure Testers at
Autozone for 89 Bucks as a deposit and let you bring them back .. so the rental free of charge.

So the result is:
The ( Overflow Reservoir Cap ) which goes up to 12 p.s.i
Will keep the pressure as it is ( wouldn’t go over 12 p.s.i
so the valve works1)

When I Test the complete System ( the tester is hooked up to the
Reservoir) I tested it 3 times with 15 p.s.i ..
The system holds the pressure and loses pressure : 2 p.s.i. per 5 minues
But when I test with running Motor the pressure will go up to 17 p.s.i.

There is a little leak .. just 1 little drop every 3 seconds.
I can’t see where it’s coming from but it just looks so little that I can’t imagine
The overheating comes from there especially since the pressure raises up when the
Motor is running.

Ther is one more thing I noticed..
The top hose going to the radiator about 3 times as hot as
The bottom hose . Like I said the top hose is very soft
I assume when it gets so hot with the pressure over the years
It just wears out.


I wonder how I can find out if the water pump is working..
@discretesignals and @tom Greenleaf all other possibilities , like finding out if fumes get into the system, I won’t be able to check!? So at that point, I will have to really take it to Chrysler.
Looking forward to hear your guys thoughts .

Response From Hammer Time

Any amount of leak is a problem.

Response From mactube

The Red Cap is def. a problem so I bought a new one.. that holds up to 16psi and we will see tomorrow how hit holds up..
After that I will have to find the leak.. isn’t there a neon fluid like the one people use
To look for leaks in the A/C system with black light !?

Response From Hammer Time

Yes, they are putting some dye in the coolant these days but that isn't necessary. Coolant is very easy to identify and you just need to follow the leak to it's source and don't assume anything.

Response From mactube

I don't like the way the new rad cap fits on the overflow tank its a little to easy to close the cap. The old one which didn't hold a a lot of pressure I had to close with some strength.. behind it.

The last pressure test showed a little ( pressure) leak on both ends of the top hose. I had to buy a new radiator
because the old radiator had been successfully repaired on the connector part / nozzle to the hose , now the new thigh smaller hose wouldn't fit on it.. Since the repaired nozzle is bigger than the original on and only fits on the old,soft, worn out hose.

I would love to get a brad new reservoir tank with fitting cap to insure new " high pressure" circle is closed.. but I'll be back on here in a couple of hours to report the result.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Not quite sure where your trouble is. Cap shouldn't be a pest at all. This hose not fitting doesn't add up to me. If you have incorrect parts you have to straighten that out for stuff that belongs and fits properly - cooling system is too important to fake anything so do it right or risk an engine over it,


T

Response From mactube

@ Tom Gree leaf not the hose didn't fit because the nozzle of the radiator has been fixed it was then wider then the original one, which was not a problem for the soft worn out one .. that one fit on there, but the new thigh one wont..
Anyway I just put the radiator in .. together with new hose. Not the car starts overheating even sooner.
5 Min. after I started driving with a totally cool system and new antifreeze the temp. went right up in the red . Is that the fuel pump ?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Can you explain what you meant again as it's either me or your description not making sense? What would a fuel pump have to do with this?


New radiator just now and new hose doesn't fit - wrong parts!


For the short of it right now if just drained to do a radiator you are back to air in system already again if that's what you just did and how is this holding pressure and utilizing recovery bottle for it's purpose if hoses don't fit and seal that is lost.


You just may have head gasket issues and will be harder to verify if plain hoses and things are messed up for testing anything,


T
* PS: Who fixes radiator outlets or tanks? I don't know of any around me anymore as new became both easier, cheaper and more dependable plus is new not fixed up,


T

Response From mactube

Sorry @Tom Greenleaf .. this issue is driving me crazy .. looks like I got confused when I started typing..
I meant of cause the Water Pump not fuel pump .

... that the new hose didn't fit the old radiator is kinda hard to explain, but the last shop made the nozzle bigger when they repaired the nozzle on the radiator thats why new hose whig are much tiger then the old ones wouldn't fit .. but anyway.. not an issue anymore because I have new upper hose and a new radiator installed .. so now :


I just test drove it again.. and it took 20 min to overheat but then the temperature rapid went up. And before I started the car the coolant was leaking from the water pump area ! ( Which it hasn't before).
Than later when the car started overheating.. leak stopped !

Top summit:

- Overheating ( starts about 20-30 min after starting)
- Fans Work ( come on as soon as the temp. starts rising)
- Radiator new
- Top Hose new
- Top Hose gets extremely hot and lower hose stays relatively warm ( don't know if thats because the radiator works well and the hot water/coolant gets from the motor through the upper hose where it heats up the hose then into the radiator and cooles down there and then gets onto the lower hose where the hose don't become that hot anymore because it has been cooled down in the radiator ... or the water pump is not working and when the thermostat
opens the hot water/coolant gets into the upper hose and maybe slowly flows into the radiator and lower hose ( without the push from the water pump ) and therefore doesn't cause the lower hose to get hot!? both would make sense.

As of now I'm will say .. only good thinks happen .. and its the water pump
not the head gasket so I will have to have it replaced maybe $150 total..

I'm still looking for good advise !

Response From Tom Greenleaf

OK - Tired, sorry for mistakes on my part. Water pump didn't leak before these fixes so far so guess is it didn't hold pressure because of hose/radiator connections then pressure tested which left with engine running can exceed pressure (some types) blowing a seal in water pumps. No pressure with system intact really can exceed the pressure cap's rating, the tester will keep going way beyond that - forget for the moment if that.


It get hot quickly suggest it has air or vapor (combustion gasses from like a head gaskets are vapor) and still hot to touch but don't cool the engine.


Just looked and this water pump is timing chain driven and an alloy so subject to some corrosion. Impeller could be slow or impaired and would only know for sure looking at it and nuts not to replace pump if there. Pump looks like this........
/ Part Number: BWP-9103Alternate Part Number: B 120-4190 Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Notes: This pump is driven off the timing chain. See vehicle manufacturer recommendation for replacement of timing components. *** Extended life antifreeze is highly recommended with this aluminum pump***.


The common first leak would be out a vent hole and could stop if fluid no longer there to leak or somehow at certain pressures?


I do think this will need a water pump but not convinced it's the up front issue yet but rather a head gasket putting combustion gasses into the cooling system. Nothing like overheating and despite this being older now it's still a mix of alloy metals and cast iron parts that REALLY don't like temp changes as they expand and contract at different rates hard on gaskets and alloys (include aluminum in that) cracks more easily.


What you might notice and bet pressure tester has been returned is fast pressure build up upon cold start up. You could also feel this in upper hose (only because it handy as pressure is throughout) first, then start up and pressure shouldn't be there so quickly but with combustion gasses would be long before normal expansion of coolant made pressure. You could EVERY SO CAREFULLY release pressure from pressure cap (WARNING WITH A WARM/HOT ENGINE FOR FLASH BOIL AND DON'T DO THIS IF NOT TOTALLY SURE OF YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING) and it would rebuild pressure again right away when cap installed again restarted, which is a strong clue the pressure isn't expansion but vapors - not what you want but I think that's the source problem now.


In short I'd do checks for head gasket problems on this while it's intact you can check more than if anything to do with cooling system is open or apart.


Sadly but they are common and messing with that radiator that ended up with wrong size hose diameter didn't help anything nor why it needed anything to begin with in its history.


Blaming a head gasket issue to me means ruling out as many other things that could fool that diagnosis. For this assorted tests of pressure, gasses in recovery tank, one or more spark plugs wet with coolant and more would be damning enough. Yup, they are costly and you don't know if heads are OK till they are checked out by a machine shop or plain seen when apart after testing is done about coolant because it's apart.


I can't know how much you want to dig into these things yourself or able to so think you should be seeking the right help from a tech and give him/her (yes gals into it too) know what the history is as you know it.


Both you and tech be up front with costs so nobody gets surprised if this gets costly or if time an alternative like stop now and sell as it is or choose something if bad enough or costly enough that you've had enough.


There's still a chance that it just isn't really full of coolant and free of air from draining and doing anything like radiator and hose things now thought a leak at water pump isn't looking like it's going to be all so simple now.


Get help if nothing more than a pro diagnosis and make moves from there as it's beating you up enough IMO.


Good luck, Tom

Response From mactube

thank you @tom greenleaf before I finally give it to Chrysler Service .. I will check if the pressure builds up with cold start and and eventually with block tester and then have another mechanic come by tomorrow and give his opinion and price on the water pump.

And yes you are right was much as I would like to find out what the problem is myself without overpaying the Chrysler Service .. I'm almost done here emotionally ..

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Good luck. You don't have to use a Chrysler only place to find out with some certainty. Said in the mess I wrote that I like a couple damning test results to blame head gasket work. They can leak assorted ways and certain tests aren't so accurate.


Knowing is always best. Invest and keep it or cut losses and put the effort towards another vehicle even if the same thing,


T

Response From mactube

Good News !
I just tested the cooking system for fumes and the test showed negative .. Another Mechanic will come bay to check out the fuel pump .. Will be back on here later.

Response From Hammer Time

That really doesn't mean squat. Those blue fluids tests rarely find the problem unless it's so bad that it was already obvious.

Response From mactube Top Rated Answer

There is not milky residue in the oil / cap and the if there were fumes in the cooling system which causes the engine
to overheat I think the block test liquid would detected that.

So I'm just assuming ( hoping ) the best .. that the head gasket is intakt.

Which would probably leave the water pump as one of the last options.

Another mechanic just came by who said he fixed a lot of water pumps before and he would charge me $220 bucks for labor to put the water pump in. I really think I will do that and hope this nightmare will come to an end.

Response From Hammer Time

You would be wrong to assume your head gasket has no issues. Like I said, that test rarely produces a positive result unless it is very severe. I certainly wouldn't be changing a water pump on nothing but a wild guess.

Response From mactube

@ hammer time since every other part of the cooling system hast been replaced its not just a wild guess .. to it looks like its the only component thats left to replace. The Block Tester might not be very accurate and able to tell if the head gasket really has a major issue, but if the fumes form the head gasket in the cooling system cause the over heating because they don't cool the engine , than they should be detected by the block tester fluid !?
Do you have another clue what it could be ?

Response From mactube

.... end and moral of the story...

thank you for everybody on this forum/post who was interested and left tips, comments or feedback!

Unfortunately my afford to solve my overheating problem came to a bad end.
The fear of the worst of the worst has been confirmed yesterday , when shop ( which sold me the motor and replaced the water pump , bleeder housing , thermostat housing months before )

Came up with the simple method to check the head gasket ( which I was always looking for but nobody I asked new or told me this moth ode exists) :

The hooked up a pressure tester on cylinder after cylinder where the spark plug goes into and put end of a ( doctor ) stethoscope into the opening where of the cooling system ( where the bleeder housing goes onto)

And you can hear a lot of bubbling inside there... meaning the compression will of the running motor will get into the cooling system .. which indicates broken head gasket or even cracked cylinder head.

I hope somebody who will have this problem will find this post and learn from my mistakes before he starts spending money on self - or false - unprofessional diagnosis . Moral of the story :
- If you are trying to cut corners by not taking your car with a overhead problem to a professional mechanic to save money .. you will most likely spend more money at the end !
- If you want to save money ... Go to Autozone and rent :
1. a pressure tester for the cooling system ( to see obvious leeks of the cooling system )
2. a block tester to possibly see fumes in the cooling system ( might not indicated a leak in the block like in my case)
3. a compression tester

Again thanks to everyone for bearing with me though my ordeal.

Response From Hammer Time

I hope somebody who will have this problem will find this post and learn from my mistakes before he starts spending money on self - or false - unprofessional diagnosis . Moral of the story :
- If you are trying to cut corners by not taking your car with a overhead problem to a professional mechanic to save money .. you will most likely spend more money at the end !
- If you want to save money ... Go to Autozone and rent :
1. a pressure tester for the cooling system ( to see obvious leeks of the cooling system )
2. a block tester to possibly see fumes in the cooling system ( might not indicated a leak in the block like in my case)
3. a compression tester

We preach this all the time..........

some listen
some don't
some get an attitude and run their mouths (not for long though)

Response From mactube

@ hammer time what exactly do you preach all the time ?
I which somebody would have preached these steps in that order :
1. a pressure tester for the cooling system ( to see obvious leeks of the cooling system )
2. a block tester to possibly see fumes in the cooling system ( might not indicated a leak in the block like in my case)
3. a compression tester ( which was actually not a compression but a combustion test )
but It I would have know there is suche a test that would have be perfect for me since its the cheapest option ..

Response From mactube

Happy End of the Story !!!....

I took the Sebring to the shop who has worked and collected on it so may times before to replace the bleeder housing and they put some motor metal sealant in the motor to seal up the gasket or creaked head or where ever the leak was .

So judge for yourself if this is a happy ending to find out that it was a gasket or creaked head but still getting it
( temporarily ) fixed for 140 bucks ( which could have been 10 bucks only)

Well.. I'm glad this ordeal is over with until I can trade the are in as a down payment.

Response From Hammer Time

You were advised to pressure test the cooling system and stop ruling out a head gasket so quickly, and that you needed more in depth testing to find a head gasket. Your answer was to throw more parts at it without any confirmation that these parts were even bad.


There is no such thing as"Mechanic in a Can". Those sealers may take away symptoms temporarily but they usually do more damage than good. There is only one way to fix a blown head gasket and that is to take the engine apart.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

"Mechanic in a can anything" -- If all you wanted is to stop an active problem that way to trade it in do that in the driveway of the place as it both really wont last or work at all plus cause other problems you didn't have.


A dealer trade in will almost always give lowest possible value of the car expecting the worst and if for a private sale that really isn't nice up to downright misleading,


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Response From Discretesignals

Well.. I'm glad this ordeal is over with until I can trade the are in as a down payment.

Feel sorry for the next poor sap that gets that car. Probably will be a nice single girl with two kids working two jobs and using the money she had saved up to get a car.

Response From mactube

NO ! don't get me wrong I would never sell a care with a Problem like that which has just been temporarily fixed to a privat person. I just need the car to run to actually drive it to a dealer ship and thy will defiantly give me more that a for a car with a blown head gasket that overheads immediately.
And I will tell the truth about when I trade it in.

Response From GC

Be leary of someone charging $220 to do this job.

Also you said that coolant was leaking from the water pump area. How can you tell? You cant see the water pump and it has weep channels that carry the leak away. If you saw coolant leaking from the weep hole, then you need a water pump.

If you do need a water pump, you should be doing a timing kit too. If you replace just the pump, and reuse the timing components, you could be in for some interesting developments.

Response From Hammer Time

Let him go.............. he won't listen

Response From mactube

haven't been on here for a little while because I was a little embarrassed to say. I tried to cut corners again and bought a water pump from Autozone and had another semiprofessional mechanic put it in.
I don't know if he messed with the bleeder housing but when I picked the car up the car started to overhead within minutes and steam/water came out the bleeder housing the top part separated from the bottom part and pretty much broke in half. So I had to call the shop which had replaced the bleeder housing before. They will give me a new one and I will find to tomorrow if they will put it in.. The guy who took the bleeder housing off noticed that somebody put sealer / glue all over the Intake Manifold Gasket and said its wrong and that would be a real problem.
check out the Pic: http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj5 ... hoto-1.jpg

( So I will defiantly let everybody know how this overheating story will end.. When the bleeder housing and the thermostat is replaced and the car still overheads it can only be one thing left anyway ( and we hope its not that) because the hole cooing system has bee replaced now.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Didn't re-read whole thread but now if you even think it's really overheating in a real ONE minute it isn't from cold. More like coolant on an exhaust something and this noticed manifold mess + sealant is either a source problem or not but that's on the increasing lists to rule out too.


Wouldn't it be better if you want this thing all proper again about now to send the whole problem out for diagnosis and the fix?


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Response From Hammer Time

since every other part of the cooling system hast been replaced its not just a wild guess .

It's not?

Just think if we used that logic on our customers.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

@HT Quote">Any amount of leak is a problem.<" Oh my, where's Nick? (inside joke)


Where it's dripping should be noted. Easy or a serious problem and that was your time to find it.


No leak in cooling system is acceptable. Pressure doesn't hold if you mean engine off and started cool isn't good. It would lose pressure cooling off and build pressure if you run it. While running and getting warmer it could exceed limits and blow the weakest item in system so watch out doing this.


The rental game from Autozone and others is good IMO for tools and equipment. Correct they want the cost covered up front for safe return - kinda no surprise there. Why own tools you might not use more than once for many? Keep in mind it is nice of places but beware as the diagnosis is YOURS not theirs and you alone are responsible for that. The parts outlets are there to sell parts. If it fixes your problem really isn't their problem. When you take a whole problem and hand it over to a shop then they do all this and you pay for that. We kinda get the idea on that don't we?


Not sure what each tester is like or what instructions might be with them rented (I never have) but ones I'm familiar with do NOT release pressure until YOU release it so running an engine you have to stop it for exceeding so much. Safe should be the rating on the pressure cap.


12psi and holding at radiator cap test is OK, IMO. Should match rating which is probably 15 or so, so close enough to work and that it holds is important.


Top hose is going to be warm to hot as engines let out coolant to radiator thru it. Then it cools for return or what would be the point?


Back to this soft hose thing: Not sure if normal or not so easily without being there. Warmer would be more pliable/softer if you will than a colder one if all else was equal. Old phart here. There was a day you tossed all of them every two years, flushed and new coolant, new radiator cap and belts too just because two years passed! People don't like taking care of things so now that would be unusual as a routine but do as owner's manuals suggest for times and miles for things all around.


Anything - when in doubt get help and you said you were which is good. Always take overheating seriously as you can easily lose an engine over it!


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Response From Tom Greenleaf

Your post, posted before I read it. Neon fluid? Not so much for cooling system leak finding as you should see them or evidence. I do think they make a dye such that if it dries it can help with very slow ones.


Yes to new 16lb pressure cap. I said OK in that old one held not knowing or really how to trust equipment especially rented stuff unless comparing to another with knowns. Are caps all perfect to ONE PSI? I doubt it but real close and need to be.


The reason is that it raised the boiling point such that cooling system remains liquid not vapor and engines run too close or slightly over boiling points so pressure takes care of that. Exactly 3F rise in temperature before boiling for each PSI added. Vapor doesn't cool your engine, liquid does. Heater was mentioned. Even super hot vapor thru a heater or radiator doesn't transfer the heat - just take my word for it you can be overheating and blowing cold air thru heater to interior. In fact it that is ever noted it's a warning by itself actually late if boiling inside engine! T

Response From Tom Greenleaf

OK - fan works and can do it moving but worse when slow or stopped so like any have to know all air is out of system and radiator is capable.


A soft hose wouldn't cause overheating by itself but suggests maybe oils have harmed it. Pressure check and toss any poor hoses in a system.


Guess for now is air in system from some issue and or can't hold pressure or combustion gasses entering cooling system. You are right that this car hasn't been so good to you and doesn't seem done with you yet,


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Response From mactube

@tom greenleaf ok from you suggestions I will have to see a specialized dealer since the people I deal with probably wont have the right tool to check the pressure etc.

water pump

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Question From chaneyclan on water pump

Have a 2002 chrysler town and country 3.8 litre engine. While taking water pump off, i broke two of the bolts and cannot get them out. Any suggestions? Cannot reach them with an easy out or drill.
It is the top one and the bottom one, 3 left.

Response From zmame Top Rated Answer

I would suggest welding a nut on to the remaining bolt if it's flush or protruding a little first (if possible). If that fails then I would drill it out.

Response From Discretesignals

Those are a PITA. Had one 2 weeks ago that the customer attempted to replace the water pump and snapped off three bolts. The puny 6mmx1.0 bolts that break are usually mechanically welded because the holes they screw into aren't blind. The end of the bolts are exposed to the weather and due to dissimilar metal contact they weld themselves to the aluminium.

You can probably get a right angle drill in there, but forget about using an easy out. The best thing to do is drill out the broken bolt(s) making the hole one size bigger and re-tapping it for a larger bolt. I suggest using studs and nuts instead of bolts as a replacement fastener. If you can get the cover off and on a drill press, your holes will be a lot prettier and you won't have to worry about a hand held drill walking off the broken bolt.

On the vehicle we repaired, we ended up removing the timing cover to drill out the broken bolts.

Response From Sidom

Those can be accessed with a drill. A 90 degree drill will get in there or you can take a motor mount loose and raise or lower the engine to make it more accessable for a regular drill.

If the bolt were just plain rusted & not crossthreaded, it would be best to soak them with PB penetrating oil for a while. While not easy to find, a lefthanded drill bit works real good on broken rusty bolts since it is spinning in the opposite direction, I have had ones just pull the bolt out I was drill after a good soaking. You want make sure you center punch the bolt so the bit is drilling the exact center of the bolt because if the bit doesn't get it out & an ez out doesn't work either then you last option is to drill the bolt out & insert a heli-coil.

Good luck......one thing to consider, if you don't have the proper tools to do this, it would be best to tow it to a place that does because once you start drilling & tapping, if you aren't exact, you might just wind up costing yourself double, triple or more if you do have to take it to a shop.
Removing broken bolts is bad enough but when someone has gone in and messed it up, it makes it way harder and the labor price usually reflects that....

2000 cirrus water pump

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Question From yelrambob on 2000 cirrus water pump

2000
chrysler
cirrus
2.4L V6

I will be replacing my water pump this weekend and when I re-assemble the parts should I use a form a gasket number 2 on the paper gasket. I've ben looking I've been looking all over the place and I have come up with two contradictory answers one says yes the other says no anyone with some insight.

Response From Discretesignals

2.4L V-6? 2.4L is a 4 banger.

I'd use the gasket that comes with the water pump.

Response From yelrambob

thanks thats helpful i was considering using 3m weather stripping to hold the gasket in place that looks like the best option

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

I find it a much neater job to use spray adhesive to hold the gasket to the pump and silicone on the engine side of the gasket. that way when removed the gasket will remain on the pump and not have to be sanded off the engine.

Response From yelrambob

Thanks also if you dont mind what silicone sealer would you be using for this

Response From Discretesignals

That is usually what I do. I take the pump and put some 3M on it to hold the gasket in place. I don't think I have seen a water pump that used only gasket maker from the factory. Nissan and Toyota likes to use gasket maker on thermostat housings, but even they use gaskets or o-rings on their pumps.

1996 Chrysler Sebring overheating

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Question From Srbrown on 1996 Chrysler Sebring overheating

I have a 1996 Chrysler Sebring that is overheating.. I would hear it bubbling but the gauge never showed it as hot only midway. I put on new thermostat still did the same thing I then put on new radiator, still runs hot but now gauge shows it running hot but after it overflows and cools off it is still full of water. What do I have or check next? Please help me this car only has 95000 miles on it. lol

Response From Tom Greenleaf

1st you should be using a mix of antifreeze and water not just water. You say you hear it and doesn't show loss of level so doesn't add up to me quite yet on that. Now with new thermostat and radiator is apparently overheating suggests it isn't really full of coolant. It must be full at the radiator first then when known full at reservoir which can be tough to do and may not have a fill cap at radiator so require extra efforts up to vacuum fill sometimes.


Fans must come on if really hot enough. If this uses a hose to recovery tank and pressure cap is on that tank with a leak in that hose it will not draw in coolant and might bubble hot to that tank but not draw back coolant when it cools as it should.


Must know fans work, coolant full for real and a pressure test that holds (engine off) for a reasonable amount of time. If not find out where it's leaking. If it holds and truly filled with fans then move on to know if it's really flowing thru upper hose to radiator and returning cooler coolant and the real temp with an IR thermometer knowing where what temps should be where and if they are.


At some point start checks for combustion gasses getting into cooling system and things that suggest a head gasket problem.


Avoid real overheating in any case as no vehicle is exempt from serious problem from that alone,


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Response From Srbrown Top Rated Answer

It was my water pump replaced that and all is well

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Wow - Over a year later and you now say it's fixed and hope long ago.
I'll close thread as solved to keep spammers out. YOU can ask any moderator to re-open it upon request,


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Response From Discretesignals

Better late than never. Thanks for following up on this.

Response From Srbrown

Oh and yes the fan does come on

Response From Tom Greenleaf

You are probably really overheating so whatever the original cause head gasket(s) easily fail and expect it. They do NOT have to put coolant in oil or blow coolant out exhaust to be bad. Any which way they seal could leak.


Hey - mix of antifreeze you wouldn't know now except for checking what freeze protection it's at now and look at locked chart up top of this section and you'll then know what it is.


99.9 % or so call for a 50/50 mix which gets you -34F protection. Some cases (not likely) will call for weaker mix or stronger if subject to extraordinarily cold temps for Winter. Way too strong in very hot climates is not good. Antifreeze itself/alone does not transfer heat well which is why it is mixed,


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Response From Srbrown

We'll guess I'll take it to shop and get a pressure test. What exactly do I need to ask for?

Response From Hammer Time

What you would ask for is a correct diagnosis for overheating. Don't tell the shop hop to do their job.

Response From Srbrown

Thank you I am so scared its a head gasket but I have seen no evidence of any thing in the oil when I check it. When I release pressure valve on radiator cap the water goes to the overflow container and the temp gauge goes down. Of course when it cools the water goes back into radiator but I will check to see if the water antifreeze ratio is correct. Once again thank you.