Thanks Boomer. Fun times ahead but it always pays off in the end when I get her back on the road. I'll do just that and let you know how it goes.
Thanks for the reply and instructions. Water pump arrived yesterday afternoon so Im ready after work today.Support the engine from underneath. You can remove the motor mount and it will give you all the room you need. There cars have an aluminum oil pan, so you can even support it under the pan, with a 2x4 between the jack and pan. you can also life the engine a bit after the mount is out to give you better access but dont go crazy. you dont want to damage the other mounts. Its pretty easy overall.
The 3.9L still has a chain, but almost never are there issues with it. IMHO, the 3.9L is the best engine that ever came in there cars bar none.