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I have no idea how to remove the water pump pulley!

If there is a bolt that is to be removed from the center of the pulley, what size allen is needed? Or is it a bolt that I just didn't know about?

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  • frausto_jack Jan 05, 2009

    I have the new pump. The engine size is 4 cyl. I believe a 2.2L?

  • frausto_jack Jan 05, 2009

    The pump dosen't look exactly the same. Similar but not exactly the same. Replacement water pump is a duralast.

  • frausto_jack Jan 05, 2009

    Sorry 2.5L.

  • frausto_jack Jan 05, 2009

    This pulley removal is the last step before install begins. I thought that I would be able to remove pulley last. Removed all bolts and pump still would not come off. I removed 8 bolts from the water pump.

  • frausto_jack Jan 06, 2009

    How many bolts and where are they located to free mounts? I removed top engine mount. Tryed to raise motor but with no success motor would not raise. Also probobly would like to know if there is a diagram available on line.

  • frausto_jack Jan 06, 2009

    I don't know if removing the pulley below the water pump would help. I removed tire and plastic vent on wheel well to get a better look at the pulley. There seems to be a bolt at the top of this but the pulley is in the way. Does this need to also be removed or don't even mess with it. Like I stated it looks to be behind the pulley. So I would assume that this pulley would then need to be removed to get to the bolt. Again any help would be helpful.

  • frausto_jack Jan 07, 2009

    Thanks I got the pulley off. Now I'm going to flush the system. Does it matter if you use the hose going from the fire wall to the water pump? I got a prestone flush and fill kit, and it says to use the one that goes to the top of the motor not to the water pump. It's just that hose is a little more pain in the *** to get at.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I don't show a 2.2 liter, check again please

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u hav the new pump? look at it. What engine do u have?



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Ok, now I know for sure what the problem is, the water pump pulley is pressed on, u will need to disconnect the top side engine mount and raise the engine up about a foot with a floor jack, make sure u put the jack saddle somewhere where u won't damage the oil pan, if u must lift it by the pan use a flat peice of wood to spread the load, once it is up the pump will slide out, then u must have the old pulley removed and the new one pressed on,I think a power steering pulley remover tool is what u need, Kragen and Autozone will loan these to u free of charge if u want to try and press the pulley off and on yourself.

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    yadayada Jan 06, 2009

    I am sorry but have no other info to offer at this time, check back in a few days.

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    yadayada Jan 06, 2009

    U are going to have to get a pulley puller, I thought u said the pump was off but the pulley was in the way of removing it from the car, must have mis-read your post, u can borrow the puller from most chain auto parts stores like Kragen, I think u will need a power steering pump pulley puller,installer, I have been very helpful on this, this is on my free time, would really appreciate it if u at least rate this Helpful



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