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Cat c7 water pump in question...

So I have a 1999 Dodge Durango. I have noticed that the engine is running hot and I was thinking of trying to get the cat replaced. I have a cat c7 that has 185,000 on it. Can I take that one in and have it replaced with the c7 or does it need to be on its own. This is my first car so I'm not familiar with how these water pump work. I was going to call the Dodge dealer but the service manager told me they can only do it on there own. Any help would be appreciated.

So I have a 1999 Dodge Durango. I have noticed that the engine is running hot and I was thinking of trying to get the cat replaced. I have a cat c7 that has 185,000 on it. Can I take that one in and have it replaced with the c7 or does it need to be on its own. This is my first car so I'm not familiar with how these water pump work. I was going to call the Dodge dealer but the service manager told me they can only do it on there own. Any help would be appreciated.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I do not think you can buy a c7 from Dodge. Dodge is one of the few car companies that do not allow you to do this. If the water pump is running hot, it is most likely the timing belt that is not keeping the correct water pump rotation. In order to replace the water pump, you will have to take the timing belt off and replace it with a new timing belt.

Dodge also offers the option to do this yourself. You could take the engine apart and replace it yourself. This will allow you to bypass having to go to a dealership for it. If you are mechanically inclined, this is the way to go. I don't think there is a way to replace just the water pump without taking the timing belt off.

I do not think you can buy a c7 from Dodge. Dodge is one of the few car companies that do not allow you to do this. If the water pump is running hot, it is most likely the timing belt that is not keeping the correct water pump rotation. In order to replace the water pump, you will have to take the timing belt off and replace it with a new timing belt.

Dodge also offers the option to do this yourself. You could take the engine apart and replace it yourself. This will allow you to bypass having to go to a dealership for it. If you are mechanically inclined, this is the way to go. I don't think there is a way to replace just the water pump without taking the timing belt off.

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There are after market kits for the Dodge trucks that do not require you to change the timing belt. In order to get these kits, you have to be able to find the existing pulley and then have an engine block machinist put in a new timing chain. I am not familiar with how this can be done but that is how they do it.

You cannot order a C7 direct from Dodge. You would have to have the timing belt done at a reputable shop to make sure the water pump is working right. Also, if the water pump is running hot, then you are not getting water to the coolant system correctly. If the water pump is running hot, then there is a problem with the water pump itself. The pump needs to run at a certain RPM, and if it is running hot then it is most likely not spinning at the correct RPM.

That said, you can order a new c7 water pump and install it yourself. I wouldn't. You need a reputable engine and transmission mechanic to do this. If you are mechanically inclined, then do it yourself but it's not a DIY project.

The only reason you could buy an after market kit is if your water pump was shot from the beginning.

There are after market kits for the Dodge trucks that do not require you to change the timing belt. In order to get these kits, you have to be able to find the existing pulley and then have an engine block machinist put in a new timing chain. I am not familiar with how this can be done but that is how they do it.

You cannot order a C7 direct from Dodge. You would have to have the timing belt done at a reputable shop to make sure the water pump is working right. Also, if the water pump is running hot, then you are not getting water to the coolant system correctly. If the water pump is running hot, then there is a problem with the water pump itself. The pump needs to run at a certain RPM, and if it is running hot then it is most likely not spinning at the correct RPM.

That said, you can order a new c7 water pump and install it yourself. I wouldn't. You need a reputable engine and transmission mechanic to do this. If you are mechanically inclined, then do it yourself but it's not a DIY project.

The only reason you could buy an after market kit is if your water pump was shot from the beginning.

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Thanks, I will probably call the Dodge dealer.

So would a mechanic have to know how to remove the timing belt in order to replace the water pump?

You cannot order a C7 direct from Dodge. You would have to have the timing belt done at a reputable shop to make sure the water pump is working right. Also, if the water pump is running hot, then you are not getting water to the coolant system correctly. If the water pump is running hot, then there is a problem with the water pump itself. The pump needs to run at a certain RPM, and if it is running hot then it is most likely not spinning at the correct RPM.

That said, you can order a new c7 water pump and install it yourself. I wouldn't. You need a reputable engine and transmission mechanic to do this. If you are mechanically inclined, then do it yourself but it's not a DIY project.

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