Water pump R & R, 2004.5 with shortcuts - Page 8 - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums

3rd Gen Engine and Drivetrain -> 2003-2007 5.9 liter Engine and drivetrain discussion only. PLEASE, NO HIGH PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION!

Water pump R & R, 2004.5 with shortcuts

Reply

 
 
 
Old 11-11-2017, 07:22 PM
  #106  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Asheville,NC
Posts: 12
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got it to drain, and I think when I opened it up is when I screwed it up. I can't get it to close back shut again. Thanks for the replies so far.
JDMopar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 11:23 AM
  #107  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Asheville,NC
Posts: 12
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Petcock issue resolved! I slept the frustration off last night, and went back out today and had it out in just a minute or two. I spun it to the most loose position, and tugged on it with pliers while prying with a small flat screwdriver. It wasn't even broken, it had just spun in the seat it sets in. I cleaned it and put it back in the correct position, and added a little distilled water to test. It worked fine and didn't leak, now that I know how it works. I didn't even need to buy a new one. Thanks for the help.

Water pump change went flawlessly thanks to this thread. No leaks and no air lock. Temp came up in the same time it always takes, and never got any warmer than it ever does. Burping it at the heater hose on the head works! I poured the last bit of coolant in slowly, and it was quiet enough in the garage to actually hear the air burping out of the nipple. If your mind went there.....yes, (.)(.) are our friends! lol Thanks to the OP for the write up. Everyone else learn from my F up on the plastic drain petcock in the radiator, and only turn it till it starts dripping. It ain't like the petcocks in old muscle cars that you twist until it's wide open! Thanks again.
JDMopar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 04:54 PM
  #108  
Administrator / Free Time Specialist
Thread Starter
 
Totallyrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 7,691
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by JDMopar View Post
Petcock issue resolved! I slept the frustration off last night, and went back out today and had it out in just a minute or two. I spun it to the most loose position, and tugged on it with pliers while prying with a small flat screwdriver. It wasn't even broken, it had just spun in the seat it sets in. I cleaned it and put it back in the correct position, and added a little distilled water to test. It worked fine and didn't leak, now that I know how it works. I didn't even need to buy a new one. Thanks for the help.

Water pump change went flawlessly thanks to this thread. No leaks and no air lock. Temp came up in the same time it always takes, and never got any warmer than it ever does. Burping it at the heater hose on the head works! I poured the last bit of coolant in slowly, and it was quiet enough in the garage to actually hear the air burping out of the nipple. If your mind went there.....yes, (.)(.) are our friends! lol Thanks to the OP for the write up. Everyone else learn from my F up on the plastic drain petcock in the radiator, and only turn it till it starts dripping. It ain't like the petcocks in old muscle cars that you twist until it's wide open! Thanks again.
Glad it all worked out.
Totallyrad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 09:54 AM
  #109  
Registered User
 
AidenJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I did this a few months back and honestly the hardest part for me was the **** fan shroud, that thing is such a PITA
AidenJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2018, 07:59 PM
  #110  
It's my pot and I'll stir it if I want to. If you're not careful, I'll stir your's as well!
 
Mexstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Central Mexico.
Posts: 2,956
Thanks: 0
Thanked 50 Times in 37 Posts
I am on my forth water pump and now always carry a spare in the truck.

Unlike some of you, I do all the work from the top. Remove the air filter housing and after taking the tension off the belt, remove it from the alternator. Drain a couple of gallons of coolant out into a clean container, remove the two bolts (10 mm 1/4" drive socket and short extension) holding the water pump in place. Install the new pump. Put a dab of sealant in the seal groove to hold the seal in place while your fiddle with getting the bolts lined up. Reinstall the belt. This is the only time that you need to go under the truck, to verify that the belt is in it's right place on the crank pulley and the A/C pulley.

Top up the coolant. Remove the front plug on the cylinder head and let all the air out. Take it for a drive and recheck the coolant level. Caution: do NOT open the rad cap or remove the front plug on the head on a hot engine.

Admittedly the above is kind of brief, but it covers the main points.

BTW, I have also changed the serpentine belt a couple of times and never had to remove the fan shroud or anything else. it's a bit tight going over the tensioner, but it does go.
Mexstan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2018, 02:28 PM
  #111  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 73
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2005 3500 4wd

I'm replacing WP as a maintenance/preventative measure - it hasn't failed with 125k miles.

Can't get the water pump to release from the engine block after removing the two bolts. Any ideas for getting it off? Is there a special WP removal tool I can buy?

As usual, the YT videos always make it look easier than it really is (for me at least) - the pump always pops right off! Also, on my 2005, the upper radiator hose must be removed to access the WP - in the videos I've seen the hose is apparently routed differently!

Also, question: I'm replacing the thermostat and radiator hoses as well - the stock t-stat is 190f - the new replacement is a Motorad brand sold as a 190f but is in fact marked as 192f. Does 2 degrees matter? And should I consider replacing with a 180f t-stat? Thx, appreciate any response!
unbob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2018, 04:40 PM
  #112  
It's my pot and I'll stir it if I want to. If you're not careful, I'll stir your's as well!
 
Mexstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Central Mexico.
Posts: 2,956
Thanks: 0
Thanked 50 Times in 37 Posts
Use a bigger hammer. My guess is that the pump was installed using some kind of gasket maker. Use a piece of wood, place it on the pump and hit it with a hammer to break it free.
Mexstan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2018, 05:28 PM
  #113  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 73
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Mexstan View Post
Use a bigger hammer. My guess is that the pump was installed using some kind of gasket maker. Use a piece of wood, place it on the pump and hit it with a hammer to break it free.
Gracias amigo! Got it!! Used a 3' galv pipe - whacked it once with my hammer on the end and it popped right off!!

Still wondering about the T-stat though - 192F OK? Or insist on 190F? Or go with 180F?
unbob is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jimbeaux_48
3rd Generation Ram - Non Drivetrain - All Years
3
08-28-2012 02:38 PM
04ctd
Other
4
02-21-2010 01:17 PM
ted_pulliam
24 Valve Engine and Drivetrain
10
10-15-2009 08:24 AM
RamWheelsBy4
3rd Gen Engine and Drivetrain -> 2003-2007
5
04-11-2007 04:43 PM
shortround
Other
49
02-28-2004 12:06 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Water pump R & R, 2004.5 with shortcuts


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.