So I tore into the truck tonight. Spent about an hour draining the coolant, taking off the coolant/washer tanks, belt, and fan shroud.
aannnnnnnd I got to taking the fan off, lol. I bought a strap wrench and gave that a go, but I am pretty sure there is no way that is going to work... the pulley is slipping very easily. I am trying this myself so if I had another person it MAY work, but I think the pulley will still slip in the strap wrench.
So, then I tried something else. I had a few pieces of 5/16" round bar laying around which is the exact size of the holes in the pulley. So i stuck a piece of the round bar into one of the pulley holes and jammed the round bar against one of the ribs on the back of the water pump... gave my 12" adjustable wrench a whack with my lump hammer aaaaaaaaaannnnnnnddddd the round bar bend the pulley around the hole (elongated it) and the round bar shot out the back, lol.
So what do I do now? How much does it cost to rent the pulley spanner wrench at a pep boys? Should I just make my own out of a bolt and a piece of 1/4" flat stock?
Also, I drained the coolant thru the petcock at the bottom of the radiator and I only got ~1 gal of coolant. Will I get more when I take the hoses off the water pump?
And lastly... I went to the dealer a few days ago to get coolant for the truck. Told the guy 6 times I have a hemi Ram, and I need the HOAT coolant. He looked it up a few times, said you need the green stuff. I said I don't think so... but he said he was certain. I called back today and talked to someone different. They told me that guy was a moron and to come in so they can exchange the coolant for the correct kind
This is why I am changing the pump myself.
Thanks for the help guys... this is my daily driver so I need this thing on the road ASAP