Put the car in gear, wheels on floor,bolt has normal thread,last one i did some idiot tighten with impact wrech,had to use 3ft 3/4"breaker bar to undo and still a struggle and then a puller to withdraw pulley as it was overtightened
You can also put a breaker bar and socket on the bolt. after you have disabled spark, you can simply rest it against the lower control arm and tap the starter on. this should break it loose for you. spec is 80 ft. lbs.
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It is very easy! Take off belt by putting a wrench or socket on tensioner pully and rotating it. belt will come right off. You will have to drain coolant. then take out all of the bolts holding the water pump on. you will have to remove the power sterring pump to get to the very back bolt. Make sure you clean old gasket off of the motor and install new gasket with sealer. reassemble in reverse order. On '98s at least there is an access hole in the p/s pulley that gives you access to that last bolt I found no access hole except through the power steering which was easier to remove than the PS pully that a pully remover does not have sufficient room. Two bolts top and bottom through the access holes for the PS pump and it is out of the way of the last water pump bolt.
hi from uk fortunately the water pump on your car is not driven by cambelt ! the pump is driven by serp belt the pumps location is = if you look at front of engine view from front wing as you look down front you will see a large pully on left of cambelt covers and this is the water pump access to pump is best by supporting car and removing wheel and then the under wing cover that is secured by screws some advice for you if you intend renewing pump the pump pully is secured by 4 bolts use a 10 mm cranked ring spanner or socket loosen these bolts before you remove the drivebelt as belt holds pully and helps to prevent pully turning as you try to loosen these bolts hope this helps ?
If this pulley is not turning and this is the center bottom pulley your motor is locked up.Bottom pulley in the middle is your crankshaft.This being if the motor does not run or turn over.I this is not the case, I can give you details on how to do water pump.
that is not an idler pully that is the power steering pully if you feel through the holes in the pully you will feel the 13 mm head bolts that hold the pump to the block remove those bolts the pump will drop down and you can then remove the water pump also you have to remove the studs using the inverted torx end on the stud to unscrew it then the mount will come out
its pretty easy to do so all you have to do is remove both drive belts then unbolt the four bolts on the bottom pully. the double will then come off. remove the top and bottom timing covers in that order you will have to remove the water pump pully first. then mark your timing belt to ensure you get it back in time properly when reassembling. then loosen the timing belt tensenor pull timing belt off and let hang. then remove the water pump bolt then water pump. Install in reverse order. Make sure you clean the mating surface for the water pump.
ok this is fun lol.jack the car up and put it on a jack stand,then you will have to pull the drivers side tire off.now you need to put a jack under the motor and unbolt the driver side motor mount. lower the motor down it will only go so far.now for the fun part.you got pull the crank pully off there is one bolt in the center of the pully.once you get that off pull the timing cover off top and bottom. there will be 2 belts one is the timing and one is for the water and oil pump. the water pump it the one closest to the back of the motor. it would be best if you replace the timing belt since your already in there.make sure you get ALL the old gasket off the block.you dont want to have to do it twice.oh yeah loosen the tensioner pully to pull off the timing belt it right above the crank one bolt in the center also.if you didnt move anything you should be able to put the new timing belt back on with now problems if you did move something then you got to put it back in time to do that make sure the #1 cylinder is top dead center of the compression strok then turn the cam gear till where its says up on the spoke is pointing up.after that put everything back together and you should be good to go. hope this helps if you have anymore questions just let me know.have fun lol
3.1 V6's are not hard to do. If you stand infront of the car on the passanger side follow bottom radiator hose that is the water pump. There are 4 or 5 bolts holding the pully on do not take belt off yet. Break looses the bolt's first. Pull the pully off there will be at least 4 bolts holding the housing on remove them you will loose about a glass of water. Pull the old water pump out and put new one in make sure you use blue silicone or something similar for water put silicone on water pump make sure holes line up on the gasket when you put it on the pump let sit for 5 min. put silicone on other side of gasket put it right one don't let site reassemble everything and your good to go.