1996 OLDSMOBILE AURORA WATER PUMP

  • Tiny
  • Russ_Pick
  • 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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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 2:56 AM

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  • PROTECH1980
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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.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
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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!

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 3:14 AM
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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.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 9:22 PM
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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.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 AT 3:58 AM

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