1 bolt is stopping me from removing my water pump. It is hitting on the
idler pulley. I cant remove the idler pulley because the motor mount is
in the way. I removed all nuts,studs, and bolts from the motor mount
and lowered the motor but i can't get the studs on the mount to clear
the bracket. I cant get the whole mount assembly to come away from the
fender cus it hits the pulleys. This is a 3.8 Turbo and the pulley blocking the bolt does not have holes in it to access the bolt. I know there is something i am missing.
All i can do now is stare at it and hope the water pump falls off. Any
help would be appreciated.
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Re: 1999 Buick Park Avenue Water Pump Removal
Hi once you have all the bolts off for the mount raise the front of the motor up till you can remove the center part of the mount
I use a floor jack and a 2x4 across the oil pan then remove the studs for the motor mount bracket now remove the bracket and now you can get the water pump out
hope this helps
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this may have already been posted.... but second time wont hurt. watr pmps suck. dis. neg batt. cable. drain coolant. support the engine with somethin. remove rt. engine mount. loosten ur pump bolts only. remove ur serp. belt but make sure u have the diagram to replace it. unfasten idler n remove engine brace. remove pump with pulley. seperate. replace pump. replace the other junk. replace coolant. reconnect batt. run engine.
You should not have to remove any pulley besides the water pump pulley.This is the only pulley you need to remove.Take a good look and make sure you are not removing more than you need to.There should only be 8 bolts.There are no reverse thread bolts on this engine.Hope this helps.Good luck.
Removal 1. Support the vehicle on jack stands. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 3. Drain the cooling system. 4. Remove water pump drive belt. 5. Disconnect the coolant hoses at the water pump. 6. Remove the water pump pulley bolts (long bolt removed through the access hole provided in the body side rail), then remove the pulley. 7. Remove the torque axis mount. See TORQUE AXIS ENGINE MOUNT . 8. Remove the water pump attaching bolts and pump. 9. Clean all gasket mating surfaces.
Installation 1. Using a new gasket, install the water pump on the engine. Tighten the bolts to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 2. Install the torque axis mount. See TORQUE AXIS ENGINE MOUNT . 3. Install the water pump pulley, then tighten the bolts to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 4. Connect the coolant hoses onto the pump. 5. Install the water pump drive belt. 6. Fill the cooling system. 7. Add coolant supplement tablets. 8. Connect the battery cable, then start the engine. 9. Inspect for coolant leaks.
pretty simple really take the belt off and the pulley is held on with a 12mm or 14mm bolt and then put it all back together the way it came apart. hope this has helped you and good luck with you project !
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
if thats got the 3800 or 3100 in it your taking out the wrong bolts!!!!!!!
your trying too remove the whole housing
you dont need too do that !!!
take off the 4- 10 mm bolts on the waterpump pully,then remove the bolts behind it i belive that there are 8 of them that takes the pump from the housing!!
You have to remove the engine mount next to it, then remove the 4 bolts in the pulley Make sure you support the engine with a floor jack, use the jack to raise the engine a few inches on the that end helps getting the pulley bolts out.