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Water leaked out of timing belt cover and am wondering how to fix it???

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  • tinyp78 Jan 13, 2009

    maybe your' waterpump is trying to tell you to get it out from behind the timing belt cover. thats kinda like what happened to me except mine was stuck inside the oilpan.

  • krafty_kreat Jan 13, 2009

    thank you I am looking into this and will comment later

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Sounds like a water pump leaking. Have you been losing coolant?

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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Hello, Here are the steps for removing and reinstalling your water pump.
Removal
  1. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  2. Put a drain pan under the radiator and drain the coolant. Drain the coolant out via the drain plug on the radiator.
  3. When drained close the drain plug.
  4. Put another drain pan under the timing belt cover.
  5. Now you need to remove the timing belt cover.
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  10. Remove the bolts that secure the coolant inlet pipe with a ratchet.
  11. Remove the pipe and gasket.
  12. Remove the belt and idler pulley attached to the water pump. Don't get and coolant or grease on it.
  13. Now you need to remove the mounting bolts from the water pump with a ratchet.
  14. Remove the pump.
  15. Inspect the seating of the gasket real well.
  16. Remove all the crud off it with a lint free rag, I repeat lint free rag.
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  11. Squeeze the radiator hoses a few times to get the air out of the hoses.
  12. Hook your battery back up.
  13. Start the car and let it heat up to full running temperature, with the heat on and check for leaks.
  14. Now top off the coolant level again.
  15. Go for a short drive.
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  17. End of job.
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