1998 Cadillac Deville Water pump replacement

Tiny
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  • 1998 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
I have been told that the replacement of my water pump will take 5hours. Also that it takes a special tool that cannot be bought, it has to be done at the dealer. Is this true? I have a haynes book, but I do not see where there is a special tool needed to do the repair.
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 8:33 AM

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Tiny
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It takes about 1/2 hr to 1 hr to repair, yes it needs a special tool to remove and put back in, you can buy it, but you have to find it to buy it. Snap-on tools will have it
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 1:00 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the advice. So far it sounds good. I will let you know in the end how this all works out. Can you tell me exactly what the socket is called? I searched the Snap-on website and could not find it. As far as the repair time I have been told 5hrs and $600-1000 for the repair. I called another dealer, because of what you told me, and they said $450 max for the repair.
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 1:55 PM
Tiny
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Its just a water pump removal tool, and installer for cadillac. Its used from 94 to present, you have to watch the water pump, look at the new one it has a moon shape in the lip its small it goes in the up position, buy the pump from caddy, you might try to get the tool from autozones borrowing program
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. I have called Autozone and they have the loan tool waiting for me today.
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 2:34 PM
Tiny
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You will need a 1/2 in breaker bar also, and remember the 1/2 moon goes in the up position( on the lip) pull it towards you to remove and put some grease on the o-ring to reinstall

some of them can be tough to remove
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 2:43 PM

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