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WATER PUMP

1996 Oldsmobile Aurora • V8 FWD Automatic • 160,000 miles

1996 Oldsmobile Aurora water pump; how do I get the O ring to stay in place while seating water pump?
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Russ_Pick
April 13, 2011.



Sometimes what I do is put a small skimming of white thread sealer in the groove then set the O-ring in there, usaully keeps it in place while mounting it.


PROTECH1980
Apr 13, 2011.
I did not notice any grove, is it on the pump or inside the housing the pump goes into? Thanks so much for your help!


Tiny
Russ_Pick
Apr 13, 2011.
If I remeber right it is in the housing, the thread sealent acts as a lube when inserting and turning the water pump into place.


PROTECH1980
Apr 13, 2011.
Well it was not the water pump : ( looks like either head gasket or heads, tired EVERYTHING else. I have a chance to trade it for a 1995 Chevy 1500 pu so I suppose I better. Lol, thanks for the help.


Tiny
Russ_Pick
Apr 14, 2011.