Question about 1996 Buick Skylark
Need info and instructions how to begin. Shop said would cost over $800.00.
Okay William,here's a guide on how to replace.http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?fromSearchPage=true&pageId=0900c1528025f58f&partName=Water+Pump&partId=0900c1528025f58f Here's the part and price.http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/1996-Buick-Skylark/Water-Pump/_/N-j4u85Z8ii0v
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there are two bolts that hold the power steering pump in place that are accesable through the holes in the pulley. If you use a 6" extension and a 1/2" socket you can reach them. this will allow the pump to be removed and hang by the hoses and be out of the way. I was told also to inspect the cam sensor while it is apart because you have to remove the water pump in order to get to it.
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
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. 5. Remove the water pump pulley bolts. 6. Remove the water pump pulley. 7. Remove the water pump bolts. 8. Remove the water pump. 9. Remove the water pump gasket. 10. Clean the water pump mating surfaces. Installation Procedure 1. Install the water pump gasket. 2. Install the water pump Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 3. Install the water pump bolts. Tighten the bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.). 4. Install the water pump pulley. 5. Install the water pump pulley bolts. 6. Install the drive belt. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts to 25 Nm (18 inch lbs.). 7. Install the drive belt guard. 8. Fill the cooling system
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Posted on Jul 21, 2010
first disconnect the battery then check how the serpentine belt is lined up so u can take it off and put back on. Then the pump should be on the side of the motor with 9or12 bolts there could be more! after taking out take razorblad and skrap the old gasket clean wipe of then put new gasket and pump back on dont over tighten the screws cuase the pump my be aluminum.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
THE POWER STEERING PUMP PULLEY --- ARRGGH...Not a problem.
The power steering pump is held by two bolts. Use a socket and remove the top bolt and loosen the bottom bolt. Be careful not to completely remove the bottom bolt. The PS pump will loosen up enough so that you can push it towards the firewall and you will JUST have enough room to remove the waterpump bolts. Its tight but it will squeeze out.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
The water pump removal is a breeze on this vehicle. First remove your four bolts that hold the pully to the pump, then remove the serpentine belt. Next remove all bolts from water pump, now the fun part, pry the housing of the water pump off gently trying not to nick or gouge the engines placement for the housing. now all you have to do is make sure the housing is clean of all debris or old gasket material, you wouldnt want any of that gunk getting inside. nowplace your gasket properly on new water pump and place on housing. make sure the gasket fits nicely. reinstall pully to water pumy, reinstall your serpentine belt, place new antifreeze, I prefer the peak green full strength, make sure to mix correctly also. start engine let run for 5- 10 minutes and then let cool down and check levels. hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
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