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Replacing water pump 1998 eddiebaure explore is there something holding fan to water pump
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Fan clutch is threaded onto the shaft of the water pump you can probably rent he tools to remove it from any advance auto or auto zone not direction of threads on nnew pump some are lefthanded thread good luck let me know how you make out

Posted on May 29, 2009

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  3. Remove the fan/clutch assembly and shroud.
  4. Loosen the water pump pulley attaching bolts.
  5. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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  22. Install the engine fan/clutch assembly and the shroud.
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