How do you replace water pump/do you need to remove timing belt?
I am not familiar with repair on this car.I am doing this for a friend and need some info.Do you need to remove the timing belt prior to changing the water pump.What is the easiest way to get this done???
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you need a chilton repair manual with information and diagrams showing how to remove timing belt or chain depend what engine you have 2.0 or 2.7 has two timing chain you need engine lift or crane support engine weight when you remove upper intake manifold and front engine mount before you can remove front timing cover to replace tensioners.you need all basic mechanic tool set.
Replacing the water pump means replacing the timing belt as well because it drives the water pump, and it's likely the belt is due for a change especially after coolant has soaked it. If you're not familiar with camshaft timing etc. you may want to try a reputable repair shop. I'd expect parts and labor to be around $250.00 at most places. If you're not timid a decent manual should get you through it.
I'm not familiar with the exact model, but I have never seen an engine design that would require you to remove the timing belt to replace the water pump. Most manufacturers recommend that the timing belt and the water pump be changed at the same time. They have similar failure times, and it's just easier to get to both at the same time.
You should probably take it to a shop and have both changed at the same time if you can afford it. I would not recommend you attempt to change the timing belt yourself, unless you really know what you are doing.
Assuming you want to know about replacing it, I'd suggest you have it done by a qualified mechanic, (unless you very familiar with engine repair and have a good set of tools). It's not an inexpensive repair, (it'll be over $500.00). I'd suggest, however, that you have the water pump replaced at the same time. The timing belt and water pump are located next to each other and most of the repair cost is for labor getting access to the belt and pump.
the water pump is driven by the timing belt and should be replaced at the same time. the valve timing on this car is crucial and difficult and if you are not familiar with this motor,i recommend you find someone who is.if you do it yourself the parts store should be able to give you a timing mark printout when you purchase the timing belt.
No. You don't have to remove the timing belt to change the water pump. Check out the autozone.com website and register. It doesn't cost anything and you will have access to a repair manual for the vehicle. The steps for replacing the water pump can be found there. ( I checked) Hope this helps and best wishes.
To replace a timing belt is a big job and should be done by someone who is familiar with that type of work. The entire front of the engine has to come apart so you can get the front timing belt cover off. Once you have the top and lower from timing belt cover off, the belt is now exposed to be replaced. Before removing the belt, make you sure you line up the cams and crank so your at TDC and the marks all line up. Then remove the belt and then you can remove the water pump.
if this helps.. I had the 1998 model S70. the water pump was driven by the timing belt. you had to take the timing belt off just to replace the water pump. it was just a simple bolt on replacement. the only difficult issue is resetting the hydraulic tensioner on the timing belt. the hydraulic tensioner has to be completely taken off and compressed VERY SLOWLY in a vise. then insert a very hard drill bit or (special volvo tool) into a keeper hole, reinstall hydraulic tensioner onto car and reinstall timing belt.very quickly remove drill bit from keeper hole in tensioner and the tensioner snaps back out to put tension on belt. and you are done.
It's a complicated job, and usually takes about 8 hours to do the full service if you're familiar with the car's mechanicals, you have a good array of tools (air tools help a lot), you're familiar with what you're doing, and with how to disassemble everything (including removing the front of the car - I'm not joking). There's more to the job than just the belt too - you need to replace the timing belt, timing tensioner, water pump, thermostat, serpentine belt, and serpentine tensioner. If your cam seals are leaking (which is also known to happen), you'd need those and plan for a couple more hours as well, due to the care that must be taken not to scratch or score the cam end caps.