IM TRYING TO REPLACE WATER PUMP WHATS THE ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2001 Kia Rio
  • 270,000 miles

Im trying to replace water pump, whats the easiest way to go about it?

Friday, December 21st, 2012 AT 11:11 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Ony standard procedures that requires timing belt removal.

WATER PUMP

Removal

Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain coolant. Remove accessory drive belt. Remove timing belt. Remove power steering pump. See
Fig. 17. Remove water inlet pipe and gasket. Disconnect water bypass pipe and "O" ring. Remove water pump drive pulley. Remove water pump bolts, and remove water pump. Remove gasket and clean gasket mating surface of engine block.

Installation

Ensure all gasket mating surfaces are clean. Install water pump gasket on water pump. Install water pump. Tighten bolts to specification. To complete installation reverse removal procedure.

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