How the heck do I get to the water pump on my '97 4.0! - JeepForum.com

 
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post #1 of 9 Old 08-13-2011, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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How the heck do I get to the water pump on my '97 4.0!

My Haynes manual says to remove the fan shroud mounting screws and "...push the shroud over the fan". Not going to happen. Standard, stock I6 4.0. Does the radiator need to be removed?! What am I missing here?


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post #2 of 9 Old 08-13-2011, 02:43 PM
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i doubt it
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-13-2011, 02:44 PM
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Take the belt off, take the fan and clutch off then take the shroud off. Only way I've ever been able to get to it

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-13-2011, 04:42 PM
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i did a writeup when i changed mine , look for it under username baja , id post a link but am on my ph

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-13-2011, 06:44 PM
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unbolt the fan shroud, unbolt the four bolts holding the fan on, and pull them out together. Then you can get the belt off much easier and have room to get the pump off. This was the first thing I did to my jeep before even bringing it home.
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-13-2011, 07:47 PM
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I just cut mine off, albeit I was frustrated in the heat. I'm just going to get a piece of aluminum and bolt it up to the hold place.

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-13-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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I got the pump replaced by just forcing the shroud in between the fan and the radiator and continuing from there. Huge pita. Next time ill wait longer for replies lol Thx all

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-14-2011, 01:45 AM
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Ouch...keep an eye on your rad for leaks and take a look at your fan when it's running to make sure you didn't bend it man, may have hurt something. Here's hoping not!
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-14-2011, 09:18 AM
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unbolt the fan shroud, unbolt the four bolts holding the fan on, and pull them out together. Then you can get the belt off much easier and have room to get the pump off. This was the first thing I did to my jeep before even bringing it home.
I've done it a couple of times on a couple of Jeeps. I agree... leave the belt on until after you have removed the fan nuts... the belt will keep it from rotating. I'd also cut a piece of cardboard and slip it between the shroud and the radiator before you start pulling things out. It will lessen the chance of damaging the radiator. Pull the fan blade and the shroud out together. It's not a difficult job.

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