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Fix stripped bolt

Small bolts for water pump are stripped causing the housing to leak a lot of coolant. How do i fix this problem?

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Take the bolts to the auto parts store you deal with and get the correct heli-coil to put new threads into the housing

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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.

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SOURCE: 2000 monte carlo how to replace water pump.last bolt

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

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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 ....

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy monte carlo leaking coolant

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.

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Having over heating problems with my 2000 taurus it does it most with def. or air cond. on full blast did find small leak at water pump where it bolts to block. replaced both cooling fansand,the thermostat...


No!!!!...Yes!!!
No, the sending unit is working right.
Ideas? Yes, I think the problem is the water pump. Don't drive it overheated till you get a new water pump or have it inspected. You say it's a small leak where it bolts to block, but maybe it's the "weep hole" on bottom of pump leaking, meaning the internal seals on the pump have failed. If so, it won't be a small leak, it will leak all the time engine is running. A lot may be swept away by air, or by evaporating. Check it out. That's a likely cause of overheating.

Dec 05, 2011 | 2000 Ford Taurus

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How to change the water pump on an Escort ZX2.


Tools.
* Jack and jackstand
* 8 and 10mm box end wrenches
* 8, 10, and 13mm sockets
* 3/8" drive rachet and breaker bar
* Hammer and long screwdriver may be needed
* A prybar may be needed
Getting started
1. Drain the engine coolant. If you want to reuse the coolant, drain it into a clean container. There is a small drain **** (yes, that is what it is called) on the lower driver side of the radiator. Just loosen it and the coolant will come out of the hole. Take the radiator cap off to make it drain faster.

2. Put the passenger front side of the car on a jackstand and remove the passenger front wheel and plastic underpinning if you still have it on your car.

3. Before you remove the belt, you'll need to loosen the 3 10mm bolts holding the pulley onto the water pump. The tension in the belt should be enough to hold the pulley in place while you loosen the bolts. If not, use the breaker bar and 13mm socket to apply more tension while you loosen the bolts. You can apply more tension by trying to loosen the center bolt on the tensioner pulley. This will move the tension arm towards the front of the car and put more pressure on the belt. If you push too hard, you'll end up loosening the tensioner pulley bolt. That isn't a problem because you can just tighten it back up, but it won't do you any good for removing the water pump pulley bolts.

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4. Once you get the three water pump pully bolts loose, use the 13mm socket and 3/8" breaker bar to release tension on the serpentine belt. You do this by rotating the wrench clockwise as if you were trying to tighten the bolt in the center of the pulley. It is spring-loaded so once you let go, the tensioner will move towards the front of the car. Don't get your fingers caught. Leave the breaker bar on the tensioner. If you remove it, the tensioner arm will swing up more and might be difficult to get it moved far enough to get the belt back on. If you are going to replace the belt as well, go ahead and remove it now. If you don't have a belt diagram handy, draw one before you remove the belt.

5. Remove the 3 water pump pulley bolts.

6. The water pump is held to the pump housing by 4 8mm bolts. Remove these bolts and try to pull the water pump out. If you are unable to pull it out, you will have to coax it out by trying to tap it up and down. I used a long screwdriver and a hammer to tap it from the top and bottom until it was loose enough to pull out by hand. It fits very tight into the housing so don't hit it too hard or you'll gouge the housing and it'll leak. Do not pry between the pump and housing mating surface. This will almost certainly cause a leak. You may have to pry the engine over a bit to get the pump out. Insert the prybar between the upper engine mount and the mount brace. This will move the engine more then enough for the pump to fall out.

7. Once the pump it out, check to see if the rubber seal is intact. If it doesn't look new, do not reuse it. If there is deposit build up (may look green, yellow, or white) then you'll need to clean it out of the pump housing or you'll have a leak. I used a small screwdriver. Since the housing is aluminum, you'll have to be careful if you scrape it off. You cannot scrape too hard or you'll gouge it, and you guessed it, it'll leak.

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8. Once the housing is clean, install the new gasket onto the new pump. Don't roll the gasket onto the pump or it
may leak since it isn't sitting flat. The pump will only go in the right way. The bolt holes are offset. The small freeze plug in the pump will face down. Thread the bolts in by hand. From there you'll want to tighten the bolts up evenly and in a crosswise pattern. I can't find a torque rating for these bolts. The only ratings listed are for the pulley bolts and not the pump bolts. The best I can guess is about 8-10 ft-lbs or about as tight as you get spark plugs. Not very tight, just firm.

9. Put the pulley on and get the 3 bolts in finger tight. Put the serpentine belt on and tighten up the water pump
pulley bolts. Get them as tight as you can. The pulley will slip in the belt so you can't over tighten them.

10. Make sure the drain **** is closed and fill the radiator. Leave the cap off, start the car, and turn the heat wide open on vent. Once the car warms up to operating temperature the coolant level in the radiator should drop. Add coolant as the level drops. Be careful, it can splash back as air is pushed out. When the heat blows hot and the temperature hand is on normal, it should be full. Just let it run this way a few more minites to make sure. Shut the engine off and put the radiator cap back on. Now you are done.

Note: If you have to add water, only use distilled water. Tap water is a bad idea. You can see from the last picture that there was a lot of deposit build-up in my pump housing. I've only ever used distilled water. Imagine what it would be like if I had ever put tap water in this cooling system.

on Mar 05, 2010 | Ford ZX2 Cars & Trucks

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Location of thermostat on 2002 olds alero 2.2


Thermostat Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the exhaust manifold. If equipped with an automatic transmission.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following: chevy_cav_02-04_tstat.gif

    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolts. chevy_cav_02-04_feedpipe.gif

    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
    • Thermostat.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostat.
    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt.
      1. Tighten bolt to 89 in lbs (10 Nm).
    • Exhaust manifold if equipped with an automatic transmission.
  2. Fill the cooling system.
2.4L Engine To Remove:
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  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the exhaust manifold heat shield.
  3. Remove the coolant inlet housing mounting bolts through the exhaust manifold.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the coolant inlet housing stud from the oil pan.
  6. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  7. Remove the engine splash shield.
  8. Remove the mounting bolts from the transaxle-to-engine block support. Remove the support.
  9. Remove the coolant housing pipe.
  10. Remove the thermostat.
  11. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install the thermostat.
  2. Install the coolant housing pipe.
  3. Install and secure the transaxle support-to-engine block mounting bolts.
  4. Install the engine splash shield.
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  6. Install the coolant inlet housing stud to the oil pan.
    • Tighten to 19 ft lb (26 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Install the coolant inlet housing bolts through the exhaust manifold.
    • Tighten the coolant inlet housing bolts to 10 ft lb (14 Nm).
  9. Install the exhaust manifold heat shield.
  10. Fill the cooling system.
  11. Inspect the system for leaks.
3.4L Engine To Remove:
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the air cleaner.
  3. Remove exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Disconnect the surge tank line fitting from the coolant outlet.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing to intake manifold bolts.
  6. Remove the thermostat housing outlet and thermostat.
To Install:
  1. Install the thermostat and housing outlet.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts.
    • Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 18 ft lb (25 Nm).
  3. Install exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Connect the surge tank line fitting to the coolant outlet.
    • Tighten the fittings to 15 ft lb (21 Nm).
  5. Install the air cleaner.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Inspect the system for leaks
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Oct 14, 2010 | Oldsmobile Alero Cars & Trucks

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How to replace a themostat on a 2004 Gmc Envoy


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Specific instructions for your car are as follows. Let me know if you get stuck or have more questions.


Removal & Installation


4.2L Engine

  1. Remove the necessary coolant from the radiator.
  2. Remove the alternator, as outlined in the Engine Electrical Section.
  3. Loosen the outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Remove the outlet hose from the thermostat housing.
  4. Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing from the engine block.
  6. Clean all of the surfaces of the thermostat housing.
  7. Clean the sealing surface of the engine block.
To install:
  1. Install the thermostat housing to the engine block.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Lubricate the inner diameter of the radiator hose with engine coolant.
  4. Install the outlet hose to the thermostat housing. Secure the hose with the clamp.
  5. Install the alternator.
  6. Fill the cooling system with specified coolant and concentration.
  7. Inspect all sealing surfaces for leaks after starting the engine.

5.3L Engine
NOTE The thermostat is not serviceable separately. The water pump inlet and thermostat must be replaced as an assembly.


  1. Drain the cooling system to a level below the thermostat.
  2. Remove the radiator outlet hose.
  3. Remove the water pump inlet bolts.
  4. Remove the water pump inlet and thermostat from the water pump.

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and thermostat housing to the water pump.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts. Tighten the bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  3. Install the radiator outlet hose.
  4. Properly fill the engine cooling system and check for leaks.

Oct 08, 2010 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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Where is the thermostat on a 2.2l ohc engine?


Removal & Installation 2.2L VIN 4 To Remove:
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the lower radiator hose from thermostat housing.
  3. Remove the thermostat housing bolts and outlet.
  4. Remove the thermostat.
  5. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install the thermostat.
  2. Install the thermostat housing and bolts.
  3. Install the coolant housing bolts. Tighten bolts to 14 Nm (10 ft. lbs.).
  4. Install the lower radiator hose to thermostat housing.
  5. Fill the cooling system.
  6. Inspect for leaks.
2.2L VIN F To Remove:
  1. Remove the exhaust manifold. If equipped with an automatic transmission.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following: chevy_cav_02-04_tstat.gif

    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolts. chevy_cav_02-04_feedpipe.gif

    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
    • Thermostat.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostat.
    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
    • Thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt. Tighten bolt to 10 Nm (18 in. lbs.).
    • Exhaust manifold. If equipped with an automatic transmission.
  2. Fill the cooling system.
2.4L VIN T To Remove:
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the exhaust manifold heat shield bolts and shield. cavman.gif

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  3. Remove the coolant inlet housing bolts.
  4. Lift vehicle.
  5. Remove the coolant inlet housing stud from the oil pan.
  6. Remove the wheel.
  7. Remove the right engine splash shield.
  8. Remove the transaxle-to-engine block brace bolts and brace.
  9. Remove the radiator outlet pipe.
  10. Remove the thermostat.
  11. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Clean the mating surfaces.
  2. Install the thermostat.
  3. Install the radiator outlet pipe.
  4. Install the transaxle-to-engine block brace and install bolts.
  5. Install the right engine splash shield.
  6. Install the wheel.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Install the exhaust manifold heat shield and bolt.
  9. Tighten the exhaust manifold heat shield bolts to 14 Nm (10 ft. lbs.).
  10. Fill the cooling system.
  11. Inspect the system for leaks.
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Sep 09, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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How to replace water pump 2003 alero. 3400 engine.


Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the exhaust manifold..
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Right front wheel and tire assembly.
    • Right front fender liner. chevy_cav_02-04_accescover.gif

    • Access plate on the water pump sprocket from the timing cover.
  6. Install J 43651 water pump sprocket holder or equivalent to the water pump sprocket.
  7. Use the access plate bolts to attach J43651 to the engine front cover.
  8. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Bolts that secure the sprocket to the water pump.
    • Bolt that secures the engine block to the water pump.
    • Bolt that secures the engine front cover to the water pump.
    • Feed pipe that joins the thermostat housing to the water pump. chevy_cav_02-04_wp.gif

    • 2 Bolts that secure the water pump to the engine block.
    • Water pump.
To Install:
  1. Use a threaded stud in the hub to align the water pump sprocket.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump.
    • 2 bolts that secure the water pump to the engine block.
    • Feed pipe that joins the thermostat housing to the water pump.
    • Front cover bolt and the bolt that secures the engine block to the water pump. Tighten the bolts to 15 ft lbs (20 Nm).
    • 2 of the bolts that secure the water pump sprocket to the water pump.
  3. Remove the threaded stud.
  4. Install the last bolt.
    • Tighten the bolts to 89 in lbs (10 Nm).
  5. Remove J 43651.
  6. Install the access plate on the water pump sprocket to the timing cover.
  7. Install the access plate bolts.
    • Tighten the bolts to 18 in lbs (10 Nm).
  8. Install the front fender liner.
  9. Install the right front tire and wheel.
  10. If equipped with an automatic transmission, install the exhaust manifold.
  11. Fill the cooling system.
  12. Connect the battery ground cable.
2.4L Engine To Remove:
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
  2. Drain the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the exhaust manifold.
  4. Remove the coolant intake pipe as follows:
    1. Remove the coolant inlet pipe bolts.
    2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
    3. Remove the engine splash shield.
    4. Remove the bolts from the transaxle-to-engine block brace and remove the brace.
    5. Remove the radiator hose from the coolant inlet pipe.
    6. Remove the coolant inlet pipe to oil pan bolt.
    7. Remove the coolant inlet pipe, thermostat and seal.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Disconnect the heater hose quick connect from the heater outlet pipe.
  7. Remove the front timing chain cover and the chain tensioner.
  8. Unfasten the water pump-to-cylinder block bolts.
  9. Remove the water pump-to-timing chain housing nuts.
  10. Remove the water pump and cover mounting bolts and nuts.
  11. Remove the water pump and cover as an assembly. Separate the two pieces after removal.
  12. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install the water pump cover to the water pump assembly.
  2. Install and hand tighten the pump cover mounting bolts.
  3. Install water pump cover assembly.
  4. Install and hand tighten the cover-to-block mounting bolts.
  5. Install and hand tighten the water pump-to-timing chain housing nuts.
    • Tighten the water pump-to-timing chain housing mounting nuts to 19 ft lb (26 Nm).
    • Tighten the water pump cover-to-water pump mounting bolts to 124 in lb (14 Nm).
    • Tighten the water pump cover-to-engine block bolts starting with the bottom bolt first to 19 ft lb (26 Nm).
  6. Install the heater hose to the water pump pipe.
  7. Using new gaskets, install the exhaust manifold.
  8. Install the oil level indicator and tube.
  9. Connect the brake vacuum tube to the cam housing.
  10. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  11. Install the catalytic converter.
  12. Install the coolant inlet pipe.
    • Tighten the inlet pipe-to-oil pan bolt to 19 ft lb (26 Nm). Tighten the coolant inlet pipe bolt to 124 in lb (14 Nm).
  13. Install the timing chain and tensioner.
  14. Lower the vehicle.
  15. Connect the oxygen sensor.
  16. Fill cooling system and check the system for leaks.
3.4L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Drive belt.
    • Water pump pulley bolts and pulley.
    • Water pump bolts, pump and gasket.
    • Clean the water pump mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump gasket and pump.
    • Water pump bolts.
      1. Tighten the water pump bolts to 89 in lbs (10 Nm).
    • Water pump pulley and bolt until snug.
    • Drive belt.
  2. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts to 18 ft. lbs (25 Nm).
  3. Fill the cooling system.
  4. Check for leaks.
  5. Connect the battery ground cable.
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Aug 31, 2010 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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Change water pomp on a cadilac 1998 deville


First of all,you will need the Northstar waterpump removal tool, You can get this from most reputable auto part stores.

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You need to remove the air filter housing and ducting to gain easy access to the pump.

Remove the shield covering the pulley and belt. The belt is easily removed by levering the tensioner pulley.

The water pump is located at the lower radiator hose manifold where you will also find the thermostat.Remove the manifold cover and you will see the water pump.

Insert the removal tool over the pump making sure it is locked in position.You will need to use a breaker bar on the removal tool and turn the tool CLOCKWISE to release the pump (1/4 turn), or if you imagine the breaker bar being vertical, push towards the windscreen of your car,it takes quite a bit of force to unseat the pump hence the use of a breaker bar.

Installing the new pump does not require as much torque as removing the old one.
Tighten the new pump to 73 ft.lbs. making sure it is seated properly before tightening.

Don't forget to clean out the water pump housing prior to installing the new pump and don't forget to include a new water pump gasket and housing cover gasket.

It is also a good idea to install a new thermostat while you're at it.

Mar 18, 2010 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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I am looking for a step by step How - to for removing my water pump and replacing it with a new one



How to Replace the Water Pump in a Pontiac Grand Am The water pump is the heart of the Pontiac grand am's cooling system, circulating the coolant. A faulty water pump can cause some serious damage to the engine of your Pontiac Grand Am. To prolong the life of your vehicle's engine, make sure to change out a bad water pump.
2.2L Grand Am Engine Disconnect the negative battery cables before you begin.Place a drain pan underneath the radiator. When the engine is cool, drain the cooling system from the radiator into the pan.Elevate the vehicle and remove the right front wheel, the splash shield, the water pump sprocket access plate and remove the exhaust manifold if your vehicle has an n automatic trans-axle.Use the water pump sprocket holding tool (Tool Part Number J 43651) and attach it to the sprocket with access plate bolts, securing the tool to the front cover of the engine.Remove the following bolts to remove the water pump: the three bolts attaching the pump to the engine block, the bolt to the engine front cover, the bolts to the sprocket and the bolt attaching the thermostat housing to the pump.Remove the old pump and install the new one, aligning the water pump sprocket to the hub with a threaded stud.Reinsert the engine cover bolt to the block to the pump, tightening the bolt to 15 foot pounds (20 Nm). Tighten two of the water pump sprocket bolts to the water pump by hand.Take out the threaded stud that was used to align the water pump sprocket to the hub and attach the last bolt to the sprocket to the pump, tightening all three to 89 foot pounds (10 Nm).Remove the water pump sprocket holding tool and attach the timing cover to the water pump sprocket access plate, tightening the bolts to 89 foot pounds (10 Nm).Reattach the splash shield, the right front wheel and the exhaust manifold if applicable.Refill the engine's cooling system with coolant and reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the car and check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperature.
2.4L Grand Am Engine Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain out the coolant from the cooling system when the engine is cool.Disconnect the electrical connector to the oxygen sensor and remove the exhaust manifold heat shield.Remove the following bolts and studs: the coolant inlet housing bolt connecting the exhaust manifold, the bolt to the exhaust manifold to the brace, the studs to the manifold to exhaust pipe and the bolt to the coolant inlet housing to water pump.Disconnect the following parts from each other: the exhaust manifold from the exhaust pipe by pulling the pipe downward, the oil pan from the coolant inlet pipe, the camshaft housing from the brake vacuum pipe, the cylinder head from the exhaust manifold, the heater outlet pipe from the heater hose and the timing chain cover from the tensioner.Loosen and remove the water pump bolts to the engine and the bolts from the pump to the timing chain. Remove the water pump with the cover assembly and remove the cover from the pump.Install the new pump with new gaskets. Replace the cover and tighten the bolts by hand. Attach the pump to the engine and tighten these bolts by hand.Attach the pump to the timing chain housing nuts and the coolant inlet pipe to the cover. Also tighten these by hand.Torque all bolts to the following specifications after all bolts have been inserted and hand tightened: the chain housing nuts to the pump assembly to 19 foot pounds (26 Nm), the water pump assembly to the cover to 124 foot pounds (14 Nm), and the water pump cover to the coolant inlet pipe assembly to 124 foot pounds (14 Nm).Reattach the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold, tightening the nuts to 11 foot pounds (15 Nm), the coolant inlet pipe to the oil pan, tightening the nuts to 19 foot pounds (25 Nm), and reattach the timing chain tensioner, tightening the bolts to 89 foot pounds (10 Nm).Reconnect the camshaft housing and the brake vacuum pipe and reattach the front cover, tightening the bolts to 106 foot pounds (12 Nm).Reattach the exhaust pipe and the manifold, tightening the bolts to 26 foot pounds (35 Nm), the exhaust manifold to the brace, tightening the bolts to 41 foot pounds (56 Nm) and the nuts to 19 foot pounds (26 Nm), the manifold to the exhaust pipe, tightening the nuts to 26 foot pounds (35 Nm), the heater pipe to the heater hose and reattach the exhaust manifold heat shield, tightening the bolts to 124 inch pounds (14 Nm).Reconnect the electrical connector to the oxygen sensor and the negative battery cable. Refill the engine's cooling system with coolant and start the car. Check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperature. 3.1L and 3.4L Grand Am Engines Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain out the coolant from the cooling system when the engine is cool.Remove the accessory drive belt and the water pump pulley.Loosen and remove the water pump bolts and remove the pump from the engine.Install the new water pump, tightening the bolts to 89 inch pounds (10 Nm).Reattach the water pump pulley, tightening the bolts to 18 foot pounds (25 Nm).Reinstall the accessory drive belt and reconnect the negative battery cableRefill the engine's cooling system with coolant. Start the car and check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperature.

Mar 15, 2010 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

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How to replace the water pump on 1993 oldsmoblie achieva.


2.4 enigine is the harder of the 3 enignes. it will need a timing chain to be removed and a coolant tube in the back of the engine to be removed. this job on the book calls for almost 7 hours.

if its 3.3 or 3100 its alot easier.

3100 is just 4 10mm pulley bolts and 5 or 6 small 8mm water pump bolts.

3.3 is alittle more work, but same concept as 3100 engine. more owkr only cause its in a tighter area.

good luck,
michael

Apr 29, 2009 | Oldsmobile Achieva Cars & Trucks

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Isuzu rodeo leaking coolant from engine


with my experiance on these engines it's usually the upper outlet hoses running from the heads into a t then into the upper radiator hose they are pain to replace but 3 out of 3 of my v6 isuzu's have had the same problem you'll have to pull off the theromstat and the coil pack the hoses are very small and run from the end of the heads one on each into a t then into the radiator hose just under the housing

Apr 27, 2009 | Isuzu Rodeo Cars & Trucks

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