Hello all. I have a 1997 dodge ram 1500 5.2 liter that is leaking water. I can see it is coming from the area of the water pump. There is also some squeaking but I think that is coming from my belt since it is getting splashed with water from the leak. I’m thinking all I have to do is replace the gasket, but I have been unsuccessful as to finding a method of how to remove it. I know I can go in there start taking off bolts and go at it blindly, but I would rather go in knowing what all needs to be done in order to remove and reinstall swiftly and correctley. There is a hose coming off the top of it that appears to be going back toward the block, but there is very limited access to it and this is my main reason for coming here. If I have to replace that hose how do I go about doing so? Also, if I need to replace the water pump how will I be able to tell? It hasn’t given me any problems in the past, minus the recent leaking.
Any informaion will be helpful.