HOW TO CHANGE JUST A WATER PUMP

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1997 Toyota 4Runner
  • 300,000 miles

How to change just a water pump

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 AT 9:22 PM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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REMOVAL

1. Remove timing belt. Refer to Engine.
2. Remove water inlet and thermostat.
3. Disconnect No. 2 oil cooler hose from water pump.

4. Remove water pump.
INSTALLATION

1. Install water pump.
(a) Remove any old packing Formed In Place Gasket (FIPG) material and be careful not to drop any oil on the contact surfaces of the water pump and cylinder block.

Using a razor blade and gasket scraper, remove all the old packing FIPG material from the gasket surfaces and sealing groove.
Thoroughly clean all components to remove all the loose material.
Using a non-residue solvent, clean both sealing surfaces.

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