Service and Repair
*When removing water pump assembly, be careful not to get coolant on drive belt.
*Water pump cannot be disassembled and should be replaced as a unit.
*After installing water pump, connect hose and clamp securely, then check for leaks using radiator cap pressure tester.
Drain coolant from drain plug on water pipe and radiator.
Remove right lower splash cover.
Remove generator and air conditioner compressor.
Remove two bolts from coolant tube (rear of water pump).
Remove water pump assembly.
*Check body assembly for rust or corrosion.
*Check for rough operation due to excessive end play.
Use a scraper to remove old liquid gasket from water pump and water pump cover.
*Also remove traces of liquid gasket from mating surface of cylinder block.
Apply a continuous bead of liquid gasket to mating surface of water pump and water pump cover (cylinder block side).
*Use Genuine RTV silicone sealant Part No. 999MPA7007 or equivalent.
Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 7:34 PM