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How Do i replace Water Pump on 98 Chevy Metro

My Water pump is leaking and i need to replace it What is the best way to remove/install it?

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  1. Remove the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the engine cooling system.
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor suction pipe bracket (if equipped).
  5. Loosen four water pump pulley bolts. Do not remove the bolts.
  6. Raise the vehicle. Support the vehicle. Remove the right lower splash shield.
  7. Remove the right lower splash shield.
  8. Remove the A/C compressor drive belt (if so equipped) by releasing the tensioner pulley and removing the belt from the crankshaft and compressor pulleys.
  9. Loosen the generator adjusting bolt (1), pivot the generator and remove the water pump/generator drive belt.
  10. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  11. Remove the water pump pulley (four bolts).
  12. Remove the timing belt.
  13. Remove the oil level indicator (dipstick) guide tube.
  14. Remove the upper generator adjusting bracket from the water pump (one bolt).

    1. Remove the rubber seals from the water pump.
    2. Remove the water pump mounting bolts and nuts.
    3. Remove the water pump and gasket from the vehicle.
    4. Clean the water pump and the gasket mating surfaces.
    5. Install the water pump.
    6. Secure the water pump with mounting nuts and bolts. Tighten Tighten the water pump mounting nuts and bolts to 13 Nm (115 ft. lbs.).
    7. Install new rubber seals (1) to the water pump (2).
    8. Install the upper generator adjusting bracket to the water pump (one bolt).
        • Tighten the upper generator mounting bracket bolt to 23 Nm (17 ft. lbs.).
      1. Install the oil level indicator (dipstick) guide tube.
      2. Install the timing belt.
      3. Install the water pump pulley.
      4. Finger-tighten the four bolts.
      5. Install the crankshaft pulley.
      6. Install the water pump/generator drive belt to the crankshaft, water pump and generator pulleys.

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See Figures 3 through 7
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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the water pump mounting bolts


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Fig. Fig. 4: Pull the water pump assembly off of the engine and inlet pipe


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Fig. Fig. 5: Open the water pump housing and examine for cracks or damage


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Fig. Fig. 6: Replace the water pump housing gasket using a scraper tool


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Fig. Fig. 7: Always keep the water pump's mounting bolts lined up with their correct mounting holes

  1. Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
  2. Separate the water pump from the water inlet pipe and remove the pump.

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  2. Install a new O-ring on the water inlet pipe. Wet the O-ring with water to make installation easier. DO NOT use oil or grease on the O-ring.
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Notes Water Pump Replacement

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  1. Drain the cooling system until the coolant is below the level of the water pump.
  2. Remove the drive belt guard.
  3. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
  4. Remove the drive belt.


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