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1990 cadillac deville need help water pump removal???

How do i remove the water pump in this vehical

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  • Duffslincoln Oct 20, 2008

    thanks alot il see what i can do

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    i need to change my water pump on my 1990 deville lac how do i do this

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Water pump is located on the side with all the belts. Find the water pump pully and LOOSEN the bolts that keep the pully on the shaft of the water pump. Once they are LOOSEN remove the belt. Then you can remove the pully bolts the rest of the way. Pully MIGHT be stuck on there, a couple of taps should loosen it enough to where you can pop it off by hand. Now if I recall this vechile correctly, there MIGHT be another pully that will hinder you. It's just easier to take it off right away. It's right above the water pump. I BELIVE it's an idler pully. Dosn't do anything but to help keep the belt on it's correct path. There should be one bolt in the middle of this pully, undo the bolt and pully will pop off. Make sure you REMEMBER how it was on. So that you put it back on the right way. Then, there are 2 or 3 different sized bolts that keep the water pump on. Remove the bolts, one at a time, and make sure you REMEMBER where they went. If you remember now, it will save time guessing later. Ok, once you are sure that ALL the bolts are removed, you can try to pop off the pump. If it dosn't come by hand, use a screw driver to pry a corner up and then do the rest by hand. Once it's off, it's time to clean the motor side of the pump. See, on these cars it's not a complete pump like it use to be, it's a half pump. Meaning, when you look at one side you can see the fins that move the water. Anyways, when you are at the parts store, pick up some emery cloth. It's sort of like sand paper. Well, once the pump is off, use a razor blade and scrape off the silcone that's on the block. Then use the emery cloth to make is nice and clean getting all of it off. Once that's complete, put the new gasket on the pump and reinstall. Put all the bolts in BEFORE tighting them down. And when you do tighten them, do it by hand! Using an air tool will break the bolt or strip the threads in the alunimium block and then it has to go to a mechanic. Once all the bolts are tight fill up the reservor to check for leaks. Also go back over the bolts one more time and make sure all are tight. Doing this now, will save you headace later. Then put the rest of the things back on in the order you took them off. That's it exepct for bleeding the cooling system. I assume you know how to do this, if not, let me know.

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    Graham Edwards Jan 31, 2014

    I have removed the water pump and inlet housing and need a new inlet housing have you got any suggestions on where I mightget one as I live in Chile and it is difficult to try and source the item from here.


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  • I changed the water pump on the 4.5, 1990 DeVilll , twice, both times to make things easer, I loosen all motor mounts on the tranny end and removed the nuts on the mount at the pump end, and jacked the engine up about 6 inches, be sure to put a 2x4 across the oil pan and tranny, this puts the pump where you can get to the bolts., there is a gasket behind the plate the pump mounts on, when everthing is installed,,,sloooowly lower the engine down with a large enought screw driver line up the mount bolts... I'm planning to do this again on a 89 devill, have a Blessed day...pep

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