Pulled all bolts and hoses from water pump, now it's stuck on and won't budge, where's best place to pry in order to break loose?


Asked by Mar 30, 2016 at 10:41 PM about the 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replacing Dodge Ram 1500 water pump and hoses.

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If you are 100% SURE you have all the bolts out, tap on it . not to hard, all over and see if it will come loose.

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The previous poster 's suggestion is good. Use a soft mallet. If you need to pry look for a part of the pump that is away from the seal, as you don't want to damage the sealing surface.

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I usually use a brass or plastic hammer or brass rod, IF I need to go that route. Sometimes a small blade that i put in and tap on slightly to pry a lil. But like guys mentioned make sure its not bolted, maybe use inspection mirror to check if you cant see good

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