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What is behind the timing cover that the water pump bolts go in to?

The holes are stripped

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Here's a link to the water pump,maybe you can tap the holes and use larger bolts.

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Is there a water system diagram available for a honda ballade 150 luxline 1998?

There is definitely no valve there - the only pressure relief valve would be inside the radiator cap. What you see is leakage from a water pump bolt or from the water pump itself. You could try applying a waterproof sealant to that bolt, but it's tricky - allow the engine to cool FULLY, then remove the bolt and hold your finger over the bolthole while a helper applies sealant to the bolt threads. Quickly put the bolt back in the hole so you don't lose very much coolant, tighten the bolt again.

If that doesn't do it, then the leak is really coming from the front seal of the water pump - meaning the water pump needs to be replaced.

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Antifreeze leak behind timing cover

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How to replace water pump

1. Drain coolant from engine.
2. Remove water pump drain plug. It is located on the front of the block just above the A/C compressor and about 2 o'clock of the crankshaft pulley.
3. Place a floor jack under engine (be sure to use a piece of wood in between jack and oil pan). Remove the right side engine mounting, mounting bracket and nuts.
4. Remove the drive belts and idler pulley bracket.
5. Remove the two black covers on the front of the engine. The one towards the radiator will have the water pump behind it and the one towards the thermo barrier will have the timing chain tenioner behind it.
6. Push in the tensioner sleeve, apply a stopper pin so it does not return ( a paper clip will work ).
7. Remove the tensioner (2 - 10mm bolts )
8. Remove the 3 water pump bolts.
9. Turn the crankshaft pulley approximately 20 degrees backwards to put slack in the chain to give clearance for the water pump.
10. Install the two M8 bolts into the threaded holes in the water pump (the upper hole and the lower hole)
11. Tighten the M8 bolts by turning half turn alternately until the water pump becomes loose. Lift up water pump and remove it. Make sure you move the timing chain away from the pump to remove it. Do not worry about engine timing. It will not effect it at all. The water pump is not part of timing the engine, nor will the chain losse contact with the crankshaft gear.
12. Make sure to use two new "O" rings on the water pump.
13. Install water pump and tighten bolts (63.4 - 85.1 inch pounds)
14. Return the crankshaft pulley to its original position by turning it 20 degrees forward.
15. Install timing chain tensioner, then remove the stopper pin ( paper clip)
16. Place sealer on the black covers and reinstall.
17. Reinstall engine mounting.
18. Reinstall drive belts.
19. Fill with new coolant.
20. Start engine and check for leaks. (Engine will be noise at first until the tensioner fills with engine oil. This is normal.)

Dec 10, 2009 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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Where is water pump located on 1997 nissan pick up truck

Several engines in here:

- 2.0L

View of the water pump mounting and O-ring-2.0L engine

- 2.4 L

Exploded view of the water pump and mounting on the engine-2.4L engine

- 2.5L

View of the water pump mounting-2.5L engine

For remove in a 2.0L
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Properly drain the engine coolant into a clean container for reuse.
  3. Remove the timing belt.
  4. Unfasten and remove the timing belt rear protective covers.
  5. Detach the hose from the water pump.
  6. Unfasten the water pump attaching bolts, then remove the water pump and seal ring.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean and dry the mounting surfaces, bolts and bolt holes.
  2. Using a new sealing ring, install the water pump to the engine and hand-tighten the retaining bolts.
  3. Attach the hose to the water pump.
  4. Fasten the timing belt rear protective covers, then install the timing belt and properly adjust the tension.
  5. Tighten the water pump bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  6. Install the timing belt cover and related parts.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Fill cooling system and check for leaks. Start the engine and allow to come to normal operating temperature. Recheck for leaks and top-off the coolant.

For more details about other engines, can visit

Hope helped. Good luck.

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We are tryng to remove a water pump from a 1998

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Are there any water pump bolts behind the timing belt cover, on a 1999 vw Jetta 2.0 4cyl engine with air cond. and do i have to take the top and bottom covers all the way off the engine. Thanks for the...

Yes,but only if you want to remove the complete water pump including the thermostat housing. If you only want to replace the water pump(front section only) the part that leaks water from the small hole in the housing behind the pulley you only have to remove the 10mm bolts running in a circle!!


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How do you fix the water pump on a 1997 nissan maxima? Where is the water pump located on a 1997 nissan maxima?

The water pump is located behind the timing chain cover. There are two black plates on the front cover. The one near the front of the car has the water pump behind it. The other one has the timing chain tensioner behind it. First you must drain the coolant. Then support engine and remove engine mount. Then remove drive belts. Then remove the two black plates. Push the tensioner in and lock it with a paper clip. Then remove the two bolts holding the tensioner and remove tensioner. Then remove the water pump bolts. Rotate engine crankshaft the take tension off of water pump (about 20 degrees). Then install two bolts into water pump threaded flange (M8). Tighten M8 evenly as water pump will come without damaging it. Check for corrosion. Then replace with new one. Make sure you use new "O" rings. Lubricate with engine oil. Put the original three bolts back in the water pump. Then install timing chain tensioner and black covers. Replace belts and engine mounts. Add coolant and pressure test system.

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My timming belt slipped on my 93 sunbird. Where can i go for a free step by step repiar manual.

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  • J-33039-A, Cam drive belt tension adjustment wrench.
NOTE: O.E. manuals do NOT provide images of the timing marks, however, the alignment marks are located on the camshaft and crankshaft gears and the rear timing belt cover.

  1. Battery ground cable, then partially drain cooling system.
  2. Coolant recovery reservoir.
  3. Serpentine, A/C and/or P/S drive belts(if equipped).
  4. Evaporative emission pipe assembly.
  5. Crankshaft pulley.
  6. Timing belt cover attaching bolts and the cover.
  7. Align marks on timing gears with the marks on the rear timing cover.
  8. Loosen water pump bolts, then using J-33039-A on the water pump eccentric, release the belt tension.
  9. Timing belt.
  1. Turn crankshaft and camshaft gears clockwise to align timing marks on timing belt rear cover.
  2. Timing belt, making sure that the portion between the crankshaft and camshaft gears is in tension.
  3. Using J-33039-A rotate water pump eccentric clockwise until tensioner contacts high torque stop, then tighten water pump bolts slightly.
  4. Rotate the engine by the crankshaft gear bolt 720°clockwise to seat timing belt on sprockets.
  5. With engine at room temperature, rotate water pump eccentric with J-33039-A counterclockwise until hole in tensioner arm is inline with hole in base.
  6. Tighten water pump attaching bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft lbs) and ensure tensioner holes remain aligned.
  7. Timing belt cover and tighten bolts and nuts to 9 Nm (80 in lbs) .
  8. Crankshaft pulley, apply Loctite(R) 242 to bolt threads and tighten to 21 Nm (15 ft lbs) .
  9. Evaporative emission pipe assembly.
  10. Serpentine, A/C and/or P/S drive belts (if equipped).
  11. Coolant recovery reservoir and fill cooling system.
  12. Battery ground cable.

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Move timing cover with the motor still in the car. go behind harmonic balincer

sounds like you have had a frustrating time.... sorry to add to it.... i believe the balancer has to come off to replace the timing cover.


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1991 chevy 1500 water pump removal

I'm not so certain you need to take that pulley off to get the water pump off. All the bolts should be accessible. Aren't there holes in the pulley that line up with any hidden bolts in behind? GM is well known for doing that. Rotate the pulley until you can sneak a socket through the pulley hole and get onto the bolts you need. (Unless this is a different design).

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