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NEED HELP WITH WATER PUMP!!!!!

1996 Nissan Maxima

Engine Cooling problem
1996 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I GOT THE BELT OFF AND NOW I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO GET THE PUMP OFF I AM STUCK FIRST TIME DOING IT ON A NISSAN MAXIMA
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LOONY
May 24, 2010.




Removal
Drain coolant from radiator and cylinder block. Remove water pump drain plug. Support engine and remove right side engine mount nuts, mount and bracket. Remove drive belts and idler pulley bracket. Remove timing chain tensioner cover and water pump cover.
Push tension sleeve back to relieve chain tension. Push stopper pin to hold sleeve in retracted position.
Remove timing chain tensioner assembly. Secure a gap between timing chain and water pump by rotating crankshaft pulley 20 degrees counterclockwise. Remove 3 water pump mounting bolts.
Install two 8-mm bolts in the opposing water pump bolts holes.
Tighten bolts evenly until they contact rear timing chain case. Tighten bolts 1/2 turn at a time until water pump separates from rear timing chain case. Remove water pump. When removing water pump, do not allow water pump gear to hit timing chain.


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BMRFIXIT
May 25, 2010.


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