WATER PUMP BELT REPLACMENT

  • Tiny
  • greggabuck
  • 1998 Cadillac Deville
  • V8
  • FWD
  • 137,000 miles

How do I replace the water pump belt on my 1998 deville. Do I need special tools?

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Friday, February 11th, 2011 AT 1:44 AM

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  • factoryjack
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You don't need any special tools. If you have the guard removed, the tensioner can be released with little effort, even by hand, but it does have a receptacle for a 1/4" square drive on the bracket. Once the belt is off the tensioner pulley, remove the two studs that secure the tensioner, and remove the tensioner. The belt can be passed by the water pump pulley by turning it at a right angle of the pulley grooves. This should allow it's removal, and reassembly is the reverse.

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