My girlfriend has a 1996 Mazda 626, with 130,000 miles on it, it has the 4 cylinder engine. The water pump has gone bad and needs to be replaced. I've only owned large american vehicles where the water pump is a matter of a few bolts and serpentine belt, but I've read all over online to see if I can find directions on how to do it, and all I've found is how to do it on a V-6. It mentioned having to take off the timing belt and such, will I have to do that for the 4 cylinder? Let me know if you can help me. If I have to do the timing belt we'll have a shop fix it instead.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 AT 9:28 PM