Car Information:
Dodge Stratus R/T
Year: 2002
Engine Size: 2.7
Transmission: Automatic

Issue/Question:
My car decided to spring a leak of water somewhere behind the altenator and a/c compressor. I looked at the hoses and cannot see water coming from them. I (cannot see where a water pump would be on my car as the belt only spins the a/c, altenator, power steering, and a tensonor. So I guess my question is where is the water pump and how do I get to it.

Answer:
The water pump is internal! The timing cover and oil pan has to be removed and the timing chain to remove the water pump. Pack your lunch its a big job and usually runs around $700.00 to $1000.00 depending on whether it needs a new timing chain as well. Don’t shoot the messenger!

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