1987 Honda Civic water pump identification

Tiny
RIBBITGEEK
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  • 1987 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 160,000 MILES
I recently purchased this car and the water pump seal appears to be blown, there's coolant leaking out all around it. The problem is, every lookup I've been able to find (and I've tried dozens), says it has a timing-belt driven water pump. Even the VIN-based lookups give this information.This particular engine has the water pump mounted on the opposite end of the engine from any of the belts, apparently driven by the overhead cam either directly or by gear, and the distributor bolts on to the other side of the pump. I have yet to be able to even find a honda motor with this pump style, and would greatly appreciate any help...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/535527_102_0820_1.jpg

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Saturday, June 12th, 2010 AT 7:37 PM

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Tiny
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Hi ribbitgeek,

The waterpump is located at the timing belt side. The picture shows the fuel pump is located here and that means the camshaft is inside the housing.

If leakage is present, check the upper radiator and heater hose for punctures. There could be a pin-hole puncture resulting in coolant being sprayed out when the coolant heats up and pressure builds in the system.
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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 4:14 PM

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