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Old 01-13-2019, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hello all! I new to the forum and just bought my first hemi back on November. Unfortunately the dealership(which was also my previous employer) sold me a smorgasbord of repairs I need to do. I was curious if anyone has experience with diy replacement of the water pump and heater core and what time frame I can expect to spend on these repairs. I am a lube tech professionally, with experience with 6.7 Cummings water pump replacement. The shop I currently work for quoted me 2.5 hours for the water pump and 6 hours for the heater core. I would rather do the repairs myself rather to pay 8.5 hours @ $70-100 per hour. Thanks

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Old 01-13-2019, 08:40 PM   #2
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Water pump is pretty easy, gotta take the clutch fan and fan shroud off then the water pump is right there. On the heater core, I’m no help. I don’t know how much of the dash needs to come apart to reach it.
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water pump is simple fan and bolt removal. the heater core needs the ac evacuated and the dash removed. i can literally walk someone thru the dash pull as i have done them so many times at work myself. the dash pull will take you around 5 hrs if you have never done it before 2 if you have out and back in it just scares people.
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Thank you all.. I will definitely be doing these repairs myself, now to just get the money together.
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