Water pump replacement

Tiny
CHIGGY1
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  • 2001 HONDA PASSPORT
  • 3.2L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Steps needed to know how to uninstall and reinstall water pump and timing belt.
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 AT 10:12 AM

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STEVE W.
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This is a very complicated thing to write out. The better solution is to get a one year subscription to either Mitchell or Alldata (Mitchell is my preferred for this). They run around $30.00 for a year of access and you get to read and see the graphics to do the job. Plus any of the tips that are included.
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 AT 10:45 AM
Tiny
CHIGGY1
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Was mainly curious if removal of radiator, crankshaft pulley, crankshaft, tension-er and all had to be removed to remove water pump and if crankshaft pulleys, tension-er pulleys must be replaced with new parts etc. If so best way to do this at home.
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 AT 11:37 AM
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KEN
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Hello,

I have found some diagrams and a guide to give you an idea on what you are in for when doing the job.

You will need to disconnect the battery and drain the coolant to begin. You should jack the car up to make it easier to work on

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Here is a generic water pump replacement guide.

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

Timing belt and serpentine belt diagrams.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/honda/passport/2001

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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No on the radiator, just has to be drained. Crank pulley not usually unless it is damaged, idler, tension-er and actuator get replaced. Take a look at the AISIN TKH012 or ACDELCO TCKWP303 or GATES TCKWP303 timing kit with water pump. It includes the parts you need.
It is not a super hard job just multiple steps involving the timing belt that have to be followed properly to avoid engine damage. I would also do a coolant flush and change the thermostat while you have it drained.
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 AT 11:31 PM
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MPRN42189
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  • 2001 HONDA PASSPORT
My Honda is a V6 and just had the ABS modulator replaced at a Honda dealership.
Prior to that I took it my nephew's shop for complaints of car lunging forward with the brakes on, running rough and brakes squeaking/squealing. He replaced the water pump and the ABS sensor.
It was not fixed, I took it back twice and he said to bring it back when it was happening.
I then took it to the Honda dealer who said there was a coolant leak and I need to take it back to person who put in the water pump before they work on it. Reluctantly, I did. One should not employ family. LOL
He replaced (made) a gasket and I took it to Honda who replaced the modulator and told me I still have a coolant leak. I looked under the front of the car and sure enough drips of antifreeze. My plan is to save some money and go back to the Honda dealer to fix it; while checking my coolant frequently and topping it off. Does this sound feasible? And what about the flakes you can pour into the radiator to seal a leak?
PS My nephew stated that the leak was not from his work but he fixed it anyway because I am family. Thanks
Marianne Price
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Friday, June 23rd, 2017 AT 11:03 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Best bet take it to the radiator shop. Your nephew should have caught that when he changed the water pump. By the way was it leaking before the nephew worked on it. If not how did it got there?

If the leakage gets worst and you lose all that coolant while driving you are subject to major repair of the engine. I is a lot cheaper repairing a radiator than an engine.
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Friday, June 23rd, 2017 AT 11:03 AM (Merged)

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