HOW DO I REPLACE MY WATER PUMP

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2003 Nissan Altima
  • 120,000 miles

How do I replace my water pump. Does the 2.5 have a timing chain that I have to take off to get to the water pump

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 AT 9:10 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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REMOVAL
CAUTION:
Perform when the engine is cold.
NOTE:
If necessary, the alternator and exhaust manifold catalytic convertor assembly must be removed to remove the water pipe.

1. Drain coolant.
2. Remove the following parts:
l Undercover, using power tools.
L Alternator, water pump and air compressor drive belt.
L Engine cover and coolant reservoir.
L IPDM E/R (set aside).
L Front passenger side wheel and tire, and splash shield.
L Engine ground.

3. Remove the water pump.

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 AT 9:30 PM

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