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Old 21 Feb 2011, 10:16 pm
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Hi, my wife has a 2002 PT Cruiser with a small leak in the inlet tube for the water pump. I need to replace it and have found the part at the local dealer. Does anyone know where I can find directions for replacing it? Do I need to pull the water pump, or is it able to be removed itself? Any help would be appreciated. I can't really afford to take it to a shop to have it fixed, so I need to be able to find directions. Thanks for any help.
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Old 21 Feb 2011, 10:38 pm
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The timing belt is one of the hardest and time consuming jobs to do on a PT and when we advise anyone to do it we always tell them to do the water pump also because the same amount of labor is involved to do both. About 5 to 7 hours labor. If your PT has any decent (50K +) miles, you might as well do the timing belt while your doing the pump.

Here's one of the threads that deal with changing the timing belt which, as I said, is the same thing you have to go through to change the pump.

Replacing the timing belt 2.4L (without a lift!) -Detail instructions
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Old 21 Feb 2011, 11:58 pm
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are you talking about the inlet tube that the upper radiater hose goes to? if so, then no, the water pump shouldn't have to come out. there should be a sticky on how to replace the thermostat which explains how that tube is removed.

now that i think about it, i could be very wrong in my assessment.

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Old 22 Feb 2011, 05:45 am
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Thet's the tin tube at the rear of the water pump.
The 2.4 uses tin, and the 2.0 used plastic.

You will be able to see the tube if you pull the intake manifold.

Ignore the arrows, except its under the lower center one in the first picture,
the heater barb is clearly visible.
in the second, the center arrow is pointing to the intake's heater barb, you
can see the water inlet tube with Black paint flaking off pointing nearly straight down.





It fits into the block in the offshoot for the water pump, which you can
barely see in the lower photo, there's a ring of white corrosion around the
inlet at that spot.

It slips into the block, there are two bolts against the block that hold it in place.
Never changed one on a 2.4, only a 2L, but I couldn't see it being very different.
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Old 22 Feb 2011, 08:34 pm
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Default Re: Water Pump Inlet replacement

In reply to Uptownsport, the pipe you are referencing in the picture is the one I need replace. So what you are saying is I can replace it without pulling the water pump. Just unbolt it from the block and replace it?
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Old 22 Feb 2011, 10:08 pm
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Yes. The water pump has nothing to do with replacing it.
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Old 24 Feb 2011, 08:22 pm
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Thanks everyone for helping.
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Old 13 Oct 2017, 12:10 pm
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Default Re: Water Pump Inlet replacement

hi i am curious did you get help on the inlet replacement? i am needing to know if i have to pull everything to get to it. basically the same question as you had, thank you for your help
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Read posts 5 and 6 and you'll see the answer is yes.
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