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I put a water pump in my pontiac grand am 1997 now it wouldn't turn over. I can get about a half a turn out of the crank with the timing chain disconnected. any ideas?

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You have spun a bearing its not good .It got to hot .

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Drove it to long with a bad pump. Engine is locked up.

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Were is the crank position sensor on a 1998 grand am


it is bolted to the front side of the engine timing chain cover behind the water pump near your camshaft sprocket.

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I need to remove the water pump on a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. What is neccesary to remove the front timing chain cover? I have the instructions to remove the water pump, but it involves removing the front...


Just to clarify i asked what size motor was in his car. The reason for that statement that removing the timing cover ,chain and exhaust wasent required to change the water pump is that on 3.4 V6 engines none of that is required. To change the water pump in my car ( 99 grand am gt 3.4L) all you need to do is remove serpentine belt, remove the 4 bolts holding on the water pump pulley, then remove the 5 water pump retaining bolts and it out. Then you just need t remove any traces of the old gasket clean the surface put a new gasket on following it with the new water pump torque the 5 retaining bolts , water pump pulley torque its 4 bolts put the serpentine belt back on fill and bleed the coolant system and your done. All the work done easily from the top of the motor without any special tools. It took me a hour and a half. So there is a huge difference in changing water pumps on a 4 cylinder engine and a 6 cylinder engine this is why I asked what engine he had in his car.

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if you are talking about a 2.4 liter engine (4 cylinder) then this is a hard job for a novice. on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 beiing hardest , i would give it a 8.5. first take off the exhaust. second take off the exhaust manifold.. loosen backside of water pump mount. i think there are 5 bolts hodling it to the engine ( do not try to pry pump out of back of timing chain hole). here's where it starts getting tricky. unbolt motor mounts. take off serpentine belt. take large crow bar and push engine up and put 2x4 block under engine to hold in place. take off harmonic balancer (need 300 lbs torque, buy pneumatic torque gun at harbor freight for about 40 bucks). take off timing chain cover plate. take off timing chain tensioner. lift timing chain up over water pump sprocket and remove water pump. reverse to re-assemble. i can do this all in about 4 hours. by the way change out thermostat why you are at it. make sure you do not put thermostat back in upside down. this procedure is for the 2.4 liter engine. a great engine made by screwed up pontiac engineers during a beer bash. do not attempt unless you have the time, tools and patience.

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If you have a 2.4 liter engine, you would be well-advised to take this to a mechanic rather than try replacing it yourself. The water pump in the 2.4 liter engine is driven off of the timing chain, and is on the back side of the engine. You have to remove the serpentine belt, right-side motor mount, harmonic balancer, timing cover, timing chain tensioner, timing chain, exhaust manifold, upper exhaust pipe, etc. When you put it all back together, you have to make sure to properly re-time the cams to the crank shaft. Without a vehicle hoist and a number of special tools, the job would probably take a good amateur mechanic about one full weekend to complete. A well-practiced professional with the right tools can do it in about 6 hours.

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first you have to take off the exhaust manifold. then take off the top motor mount and lift plate on the passenger side on top. then take off the 25 little bolts and nuts off the timing chain cover. with the cover off, take out the bolts on the timing chain tensioner (towards botton, by the crank, looks like a little rod in a aluminum housing). now take off the curved tensioner shoe and the chain will loosen. take the chain off. now the fun part is getting the bolts off the back of the water pump to the block. then the bolts connecting the water pump to the steel housing. and finally the three nuts connecting the pump to the chain housing. not hard just frustrating. replace the pump and new gaskets (comes with pump) and bolt back everthing back together. you may want to change your thermostat while your there since its right by the pump. now putting the timing chain back on and having it in time isnt the hardest thing but if your a first timer take your time. go to a mechanic and ask to print out intalation insructions on timing chain installation. then bolt it all back together.

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