How do I change the water pump

Tiny
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How do I change the water pump

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 AT 8:27 PM

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REMOVAL
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Drain the cooling system.
Remove the RH lower splash shield.
1 Remove the four bolts.
2 Remove the splash shield.

Lower the vehicle.

Remove the coolant expansion tank.
1 Disconnect the hose.
2 Remove the bolts.
3 Remove the expansion tank.

Install the engine support.

Remove the front engine support bracket.
1 Remove the nuts.
2 Remove the bolts.
3 Remove the bracket.

Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
Remove the accessory drive belt.

Remove the water pump pulley.
1 Remove the bolts.
2 Remove the pulley.

Remove the water pump bolts.
NOTE: Water pump must be turned 180 to remove from the vehicle.

Remove the water pump.
INSTALLATION

To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Refill the cooling system.

Since you provided no engine, I assumed it was a 4 cylinder

Roy

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