Question about 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
Small bolts for water pump are stripped causing the housing to leak a lot of coolant. How do i fix this problem?
Take the bolts to the auto parts store you deal with and get the correct heli-coil to put new threads into the housing
Posted on Dec 31, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Camaro Water Pump!!!!
For those attempting this, it must be known that to get to last pump bolts the mounting bracket for the coil packs has to be removed. But to do this you have to remove the power steering pump pulley, and for that you need a special tool. The kit cost about $65.00 and has the adapters to not only pull off the pulley, but has studs that thread into the end of the power steering pumps shaft to get it back on. Also make note that the bolts around the circumference of the water pump all need to be torqued to specific inch/ pounds and ft/pounds, so a torque wrench is needed.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
there should be holes in power steering pump pulley that when positioned correctly the bole should go through one of those holes, if not then you have to remove the pump
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
you can either remove the steering pump to gain access,if there is no holes in PS pump pulley,you can rent a pulley puller....can be a ***** to get in and use them though....I will drill a hole in it for next time whenever I replace a pump on cars without ....
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
I have a similar problem with my 97 monte carlo, 3.1 liter engine. I am losing a full reservoir worth of water in 3-4 days. Two different mechanic told me it is probably the water pump is going/gone bad, causing it leak out of the peep hole. Replacing the water pump, should fix the problem.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5929960-s_thermostat .
Specific instructions for your car are as follows. Let me know if you get stuck or have more questions. 5.3L Engine
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NOTE The thermostat is not serviceable separately. The water pump inlet and thermostat must be replaced as an assembly.
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