My 1995, 6 Cylinder, 3.4 Liter Camaro was leaking anti-freeze everywhere! So we figured out that it was the water pump but we cant get the water pump out! We have removed all the nurs and bolts but there is one behind the power steering pully and we can get to it or get the power steering pully off....plz help!!!!
For those attempting this, it must be known that to get to last pump bolts the mounting bracket for the coil packs has to be removed. But to do this you have to remove the power steering pump pulley, and for that you need a special tool. The kit cost about $65.00 and has the adapters to not only pull off the pulley, but has studs that thread into the end of the power steering pumps shaft to get it back on. Also make note that the bolts around the circumference of the water pump all need to be torqued to specific inch/ pounds and ft/pounds, so a torque wrench is needed.
This happened to me about 2 months ago there are 3 or 4 bolts behind the power steering pump and under the coil packs. there are 11 bolts in all that hold your water pump on some are hard to get to so you are most like likly gunna have to jack it up.
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Re: Camaro Water Pump!!!!
Usually, the socket wrench would fit in the holes of the steering pulley. that is what they are for. the steering pulley has three holes and you can adjust it so that the sockets could go through it and loosen one of the bolt that is holding the power steering pulley.
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Yes, it is the water pump, the bearing to the water pump have gone bad, and that's where more then likely where the water is leaking out of, be careful, if engine gets to hot , the cylinder heads will get damage, then you be looking at alots of $$$ to repair.Hope this was very helpful, good luck.
If all your hose and hose clamps are good. There is a good chance that the water pump has to be replaced, once the water pump bearing is worn. The coolant will leak from the weep hole on the water pump when the engine is running and the only way to stop the leak is to replace the water pump.
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Depending on engine size a 3.1 liter v6 and a 2.2 **** 4cyl. are both located in the front of the engine. Remove serpentine belt,remove 4 10mm from pulley (v6)(three 13mm for 4cyl.)remove pulley.v6 will have 6 8mm bolts,4cyl. will have 4 13mm bolts-remove clean surfaces install new pump. About 40 mins.v6,60mins for 4cyl. Be sure to drain coolant before you start, refill whith proper coolant, some 95 up gm require dexcool anti freeze (orange in color).
If it is the water pump it will have a rad hose attached to it. There is supposed to be a small hole in the bottom of the water pump. When it starts leaking, it's time to replace the pump. You can do it yourself. A few wrenches and a couple hours is all you need. If you are unsure pick up a Haynes manual for your car when you get the new pump.
It depends on where the leak is coming from. If the water pump is leaking, it has a hole on the bottom of it. You will see a trail of dried anti freeze coming from the bottom of it, indicating a bad water pump. It's best to dry everything off, crank it up and let it come to operating temp and check for where the leak is coming from. It may just be an old hose or loose clamp.