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

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.

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!

Magic Mechanic
1432 Lee Road OrlandoFL32804 USA 
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