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Removal of water pump

Trying to change the water pump on a 1995 chevy cavalier. Has a 2.2 liter size engine. I took alternator off but couldn't figure out how to remove pully from water pump. Please help.

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    Fig. Fig. 1: 2.2L (VIN 4) Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless Ignition System

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    How to change water pump

    The water pump in your 2003 Chevy Cavalier circulates engine coolant from the radiator into the engine, where it absorbs damaging heat from the combustion process. The coolant is then pushed, by the water pump, into the radiator, where the heat it has absorbed is released into the air. When the water pump fails, overheating and severe engine damage can occur. The most common symptom of a worn water pump is a telltale leak from a small hole, called a weep hole, near the water pump shaft.
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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery using an 8mm wrench and lay it aside. Place a drain pan under the driver-side front of the Cavalier and open the drain valve located on the bottom of the radiator. Remove the radiator cap from the coolant reservoir and allow the coolant to drain into the drain pan.

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      Remove the serpentine belt, using a belt removal tool positioned on the tensioner pulley bolt to rotate the tensioner clockwise while sliding the belt off the alternator pulley. Disconnect the electrical connector from the alternator by pushing the release tab and then pulling the connector from the back of the alternator. Remove the two 13mm alternator bolts, located in the front of the alternator bracket, using a 13mm socket and ratchet. Add an extension to the socket and ratchet and remove the rear 13mm alternator bolt located below the alternator bracket reinforcing rib on the back of the alternator. Slip the alternator from the bracket and lay it aside.

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      Remove the 10mm water pump pulley bolts using a 10mm wrench. Remove the 8mm water pump mounting bolts using a socket, extension and ratchet. Use a screwdriver to pry the water pump from the front of the motor. Clean the gasket surface on the engine using a gasket scraper until all traces of the gasket are gone.

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      Attach the new gasket to the new water pump using gasket adhesive and install the new pump into the front of the engine. The gasket on the water pump in the Cavalier can be a little tricky to place, but it will only go on one way. Torque the water pump bolts to 18ft-lbs. using a torque wrench.

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      Reinstall the water pump pulley and tighten the bolts securely. Reinstall the alternator and serpentine belt. Retighten the water pump pulley one final time with the belt installed to prevent loosening caused by vibration.

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      Close the drain valve on the bottom of the radiator and fill the engine with a 50/50 mix of fresh coolant. Remove the bleed valve on the top of the thermostat housing to vent air from the system. Reinstall the bleed valve when coolant starts to escape. Start the engine and add coolant to the engine as it is drawn from the coolant reservoir. Fill the reservoir to the full level on the reservoir, and reinstall the radiator cap., Hope this helps & please don't forget to rate me, Kind Regards from Paul across the pond.

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    GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

    2.2L Engine
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Properly drain the cooling system into an approved container.
    3. Remove all accessory drive belts or the serpentine belt.
    4. Remove the alternator and bracket. For details, please refer to of this guide.
    5. Unscrew the water pump pulley mounting bolts and then pull off the pulley.
    6. Unfasten the mounting bolts, then remove the water pump.
    7. Using a putty knife, clean the gasket mounting surfaces.


    Fig. 1: Location and mounting of the water pump on the 2.2L engine


    Fig. 2: If the pulley turns when you try to loosen the bolts, attach sockets and ratchets to two of the bolts, insert a prybar to hold the pulley in place and loosen the bolts - 2.2L engine

    Fig. 3: Remove the pulley from the water pump

    Fig. 4: The water pump is retained by four bolts, remove them and...

    Fig. 5: ...remove the water pump from the engine

    Fig. 6: Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces on the engine block as well as...

    Fig. 7: ...the water pump (if it is being reused)

    Fig. 8: Always use a quality new gasket like this one from Fel-Pro®

    To install:

    1. Place a 1/8 in. (3mm) wide bead of RTV sealant on the water pump sealing surface or install a new gasket, on models so equipped. Install the pump and tighten the retaining bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
    2. Install the water pump pulley, then tighten the mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
    3. As outlined in , install the alternator and bracket.
    4. Install the drive belts or serpentine belt, as applicable.
    5. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
    6. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine and check for leaks.

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    Before you put in the new pump you need to put grease on the splines.

    battery disconnected

    drain coolant

    take out the electric fan

    take off the serpintine belt

    use a large screwdrive or equivlent to hold the pump pulley and loosen all of the bolts holding the pulley on the pump.

    After all are loosened then remove from the pulley and remove the pulley.

    Take out the four bolts holding the pump to the engine block.

    get a wood dowl or equilent and a hammer and give the old pump a few taps to break away the old seal.

    Once the seals broke loose take the old pump out.

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    put the pump in and put all four bolts in finger tight

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    then the rest is just reverse of removal

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