2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE WATER PUMP

  • Tiny
  • suptccox
  • 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine Cooling problem
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 210000 miles

Where is the water pump located on the engine and how do you replace it?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 AT 8:32 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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Is this for the 2.7L or 3.5L engine?

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Sunday, February 21st, 2010 AT 9:02 PM
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The Santa Fe in question is a 2.7 L V6.

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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 AT 7:20 AM
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  • bluelightnin6
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Drain the cooling system.
Remove or disconnect the following:

Negative battery cable
Drive belt and water pump pulley
Timing belt covers
Timing belt tensioner
Idler pulley
Water pump bolts
Water pump and gasket
Clean the gasket mating surfaces.


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Install or connect the following:

Water pump and gasket
Bolts and alternator bracket. Tighten the bolts to 11-16 ft. lbs. (15-22 Nm).
Idler pulley
Timing belt tensioner
Timing belt covers
Water pump pulley and drive belt
Negative battery cable

Fill the cooling system.
Start the engine and check for leaks.

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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 AT 10:31 AM

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