Water pump replacement

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JPERIC777
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  • 2000 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
After changing the water pump you can hear the coolant going through the heater core. It seems worse when it is cold outside. It seems as though there is air in the cooling system. Is there a way to bleed the air out. I've tried leaving the coolant cap off for a while, but it didn't help.
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 11:27 PM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Try jacking up front of car run cap off add coolant as needed to get the air out there is no coolant system bleed. Here is a guide to help you step by step to change the water pump with diagrams below to show you on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/water-pump-replacement

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 1:50 PM
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JONMELKENNEDY
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  • 2000 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • 136,000 MILES
We replaced the water pump because the car was howling. We were told it could be the a/c compressor. I wanted to know if there, s more than one model of intrigue that did'nt offer a/c. We want to bypass the a/c unit with a different serpentine belt are those availible for my 2000 intrigue GL
Thank You Melodie
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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I think this has the 4.0L in it so there is only one belt routing. It could be the a/c clutch maiing noise or the bearing for that or the clutch has too much clearance in it.
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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LLHJ
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  • 1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • 6 CYL
I am trying to change the water pump on 99 olds intrigue. I need to locate the tensioner pulley on the serpentine belt and know how to remove the belt.
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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WATER PUMP
Removal & Installation
Remove negative battery cable.
Drain cooling system.
Remove right side front end diagonal brace.
Remove battery hold down retainer and remove battery.
Remove battery tray.
Remove washer reservoir.
Reposition underhood accessory wiring junction block.
Remove accessory drive belt.
Remove power steering pump pulley.
Remove accessory drive belt idler pulley.
Remove drive belt tensioner.
Remove water pump pulley bolts and remove pulley.
Remove water pump bolts.
Remove water pump drive belt shield.
Remove water pump and housing assembly.
To install, reverse removal procedure.

At bottom of tensioner bracket you would notice a square slot. Use a socket wrench handle to insert in and turn anticlockwise to loosen the tension on the belt to enable removing it.
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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MLEYVA3
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2000 olds intrigue idler pulley is the bolt a reverse thre
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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MLEYVA3
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Is the bolt a reverse thread
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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MLEYVA3
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I have a 2000 olds intrigue am changeing the water pump I have to take the idler pulley off the idler pulley bolt itself is it a reverese thread to lossen bolt? Please anyone can help?
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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CMOORE26
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  • 1998 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,100 MILES
Okay ive replaced my water pump and themostat and the car still over heats. The heat will not turn on only blows cold air. It is december and I live in Central NY so thats not going to work very well. I have no clue as to why this will not pump hot air or stop over heating. Ive poured over 3 gallons of dexcool into the overflow and the radiator. The car is a 1998 olds intrigue with 151,000 miles.
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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MHPAUTOS
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Hi there, did you place any bleed valve on the thermostats upper most? You may have an air lock in the cooling system, I would take off a heater hose and back ill the heater core with water, with the engine running pull the heater hose back until it starts to leak, you should get a solid stream of water it may bubble out some air, with this done, re tighten the hose, make sure the heater is on and feel the hoses are warming up, also the lower radiator hose as when this is warm, the thermostat has opened up, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:06 PM (Merged)
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ILOVEMYTONI
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I replaced water pump and thermostat car still overheats and now when I turn on my heater horrible noise starts on passenger side and car overheats faSTER HEATER WORKS FOR A FEW MINUTES THAN COLD AIR COMES OUT
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Check the radiator if its clogged, if okay bleed the cooling system-also check the air blend door/actuator-if it continues to overheat get it block and pressure tested-
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 1998 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • 16,000 MILES
I recently installed new water pump. Now I noticed some anti freeze leakage near muffler. Car not overheating but check engine light staying on. I thought maybe there was a little smoke from muffler but it is cold here so could just be that.
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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I assume you mean the muffler in the exhaust. Most likely a blown head gasket from overheating

Roy
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
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NILT
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  • 1998 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

do I need to pull out any pullys to remove the water pump
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Hello

To help us better assist you, could you please list your vehicle's 8th digit of the VIN?
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
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SISAACS
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  • 1998 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 150,000 MILES
Hello! I am not sure, but I think my water pump needs replacement. I am leaking some coolant. When the engine is running, there is a fine mist of coolant discharging from the general area near the water pump. Someone told me that maybe it was coming out of the pump's "pee-hole", and that it probably indicated the pump was failing and needed replacement. Could that be accurate, or should I look for something else? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please help! THANX!
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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That could be true yes and it's called a "weep" hole not "pee" hole ;) they will weep coolant out of that hole when they begin to fail.
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SISAACS
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Hi, there! Thanks for the clarification. Lol. Would the coolant just drip-out, or be under any pressure? Thanks again!
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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The coolant will blow out while in operation, may just drip out when engine is first turned off until all coolant in the pump leaks out. The rest will remain in the engine block and radiator
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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)

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