My water pump in my '00 Grand Caravan (3.0) is starting to chatter. As
usual, being Mr. Cheap, I dove into it myself to try to save several hundred
I've never done a timing belt on this critter before but have done T-belts
on other cars several times with relative ease. In this case, I can't even
get the crank vibration damper off. That nut is *on there*
! After that
comes the tensoner, alternator, power steering etc.. *Then*
the timing belt
covers! This thing is a challenge.
There was a time when this sort of thing never really bothered me. But It's
cold and wet here right now and we're getting loads more snow in the next
couple of days. I guess I'm just getting too old for this kinda stuff.
Any advice on how to get this job done or should I just scrape up X-hundred
dollars to have a better man do the job?