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1994 Olds 88 water pump repair

I have 2 questions..I'm about to change the water pump in my Olds 88..There are 2 bolts that go thru the engine mount into the water pump..but there is no clearance to fit a ratchet into the bottom bolt cause of the mount..Is there a special tool to use? Also do you have to jack the engine and remove the mount to take off the water pump?It is a 1994 olds 88 with a 3800 engine.Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated..thx

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Jack engine up and remove motor mount and you should be able to replace your water pump

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I just did mine, and you do need to support the engine and remove the mount, or atleast remove the half attached to body of car, and slide the mount out of the bolts way. Slide a jack under the oil pan with wood covering jack so the oil pan does not get damaged.

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    Adam 12 Aug 23, 2010

    also, need to remove the alternator and be prepaed to lose mucho anitfreeze.....

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