1995 LeBaron Water pump advice

Discussion in 'LeBaron' started by Ben Loveridge, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. I am replacing the water pump on my car and was wondering if anyone has
    advice, tips, or whatever before I tackle this enormous project. I know I
    should replace the crank and cam seals as well as the timing belt while I am
    in there, but is there anything else?

    Ben Loveridge, Apr 10, 2004
  2. Ben Loveridge

    Giz Guest

    Ben, what engine? I think the '95 was available with the 2.2L, 2.5L, and
    3.0L. The 2.2 & 2.5 are the same externally. On the 3.0L the water pump is
    driven by the timing belt, so replacing it is more work. Regardless, I
    suggest you buy a factory service manual and not bother with the brand x
    ones. Having complete and accurate information will save you a lot of

    Giz, Apr 10, 2004
  3. There was only one engine option in 95 and it's the 3.0, but like you said,
    they are the same. I do have the Chilton and Haynes manuals already, you
    think it is that necessary to still get the factory manual? It costs $80
    from the dealership. Just want to make sure it's worth it.

    Ben Loveridge, Apr 10, 2004
  4. <<There was only one engine option in 95 and it's the 3.0,>>
    That did not answer the questions asked. There were two engines
    available but I guess YOU have the 3.0L, right?
    The Haynes and Chiltons are just alright for this job. The Factory
    Service Manual is the best, especially if you have never done this job
    before. Not a hard job to do, but kind of complicated as you have to
    remove alot of engine parts that don't look like they have to come
    off. Make sure you buy a GOOD WATER PUMP so you don't have to go back
    in and do it again soon. In otherword, not an Auto Zone, just because
    it has a lifetime warranty. Life time warranties don't help you if you
    have to do the job many times because of a failure. You will see what
    I mean when you do the job.
    The real pain in the butt is the water pump gasket. It is a thin
    detailed piece of paper and make sure you get it on right.
    Richard Benner Jr, Apr 10, 2004
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