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How to get pully off to get to the bolt so you can

How to get pulley off to get to the bolt so you can change water pump

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    honeymokey May 11, 2010

    What pulley?

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You need to go and buy a pully puller from a auto parts store inorder to pull off the pully you need removed.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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SOURCE: on 98 intrigue water pump removal how do i clear the ps pully

Im not sure what engine you have since this information was not provided. But the Power Steering Pump pulley usually has some 'holes' on the pulley in which you can get a wrench through to loosen and remove the bolt.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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If you mean the power steering pump, it will have to be removed to access the bolt. It's just 2 bolts. You get them through the holes in the power steering pump. Just unbolt it and push it aside.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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You need to poke a small extension with a 13mm socket through the holes in the power steering pulley, undo it, and slide it back.

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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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How to change the water pump on 2000saturnsl2


Here is that info.
Have a full set of Torx sockets inaddition to the normal ones.

Support the engine.
Remove the air filter box.
Remove the front engine mount.
Pick an order here for the belt and pullies.

What ever will work for you. This is because the serpentine belt will llikely not stop the pullies from spinning. A flat pry bar through two of the bolts on the water and PS pullies while you loosen the third works better. Be careful as the bolt heads round easily.

Remove the water pump pulley.
Remove the power steering pulley.
Remove the serpentine belt.
Remove the lower crank pulley. Outer bolts not the center one
Remove the belt tensioner.
Remove the timing belt covers.
Put a coolant catch pan under the front of the engine.
Remove the water pump.
Clean the sealing surfaces. install the new pump anbd reinsatll the removed parts.
Fill the cooling system and hope that the heater core did not drain. The heater core tends to air lock if it is drained of coolant. This is why the coolant is best drained by removing the water pump and not draining the rad and the entire system.
Run the engine until you have good heat in the car with out having to rev the engine.
Check and top the coolant level as needed

Aug 24, 2012 | 2000 Saturn SL

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How to locate and change water pump on 2000 buick lesabre, 6 cylinder engine


I assume you have a 3800 V6 motor in that model car. When standing with the hood open on the passenger side of the car, the water pump is located in the center of the engine. The pulley will have four small (8mm) bolts. To remove: Loosen the 4 bolts on water pump pulley.
Use 13mm socket wrench on tensioner pully to rotate and pull tension off of serpentine drive belt. Take belt off of tensioner and water pump pulleys, bend back out of the way. Finish removing water pump pulley bolts and remove pully. Remove water pump bolts (there are several of 2 different sizes, 10mm and 13mm) . Remove old pump by prying gently around the pump rim to break the gasket's seal, or tap shaft with a rubber hammer. Remove all signs of gasket material on engine mating surface with a scraper and then some fine sandpaper (1000 grit wet/dry) or steel wool. Use high-tack sealant to mate gasket to new water pump, allow to set to a few minutes. Use high-tack again on engine mating surface, allow to set a few minutes, then put water pump to engine using the small bolts tightening them finger tight. Put a small amount of black RTV sealant on larger, long bolt ends about 1/2 " of threads covered. Insert longer/larger bolts and tighten finger tight. Tighten all bolts to firm hand tight using a criss-cross pattern starting in the center top to bottom, then side to side.Do not overtighten, as damage to your new pump or striping thread holes out will result. Allow assembly to set 1/2 hour for sealants to cure. Install pump pulley. Install drive belt. Refill coolant level. Start engine, allow to warm up and check for leaks. Done! :)
Mike

Jun 11, 2011 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

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Where is the water pump located and how do u change it on a 1996 oldsmobile cutless ceria sl with a 3.1L v6


That is probably the easiest water pump in the world to change. It is right on the front of the engine. Just remove the serpentine belt, remove the bolts from the water pump pulley and remove the pully, Remove the bolts from the water pump and remove the water pump from the vehicle. Reverse steps to install....Good Luck!

Feb 27, 2011 | Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Cars & Trucks

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Changing water pump and powersteering pulley is in the way of one bolt. how do i get the pully off


YOU NEED A PULLEY PULLER TO PRESS THE PULLEY OFF. I NORMALLY JUST UNBOLT THE POWER STEERING PUMP ITS EASIER. THERE ARE 3 10MM BOLTS THAT HOLD IT ON.

Oct 16, 2010 | 1996 Buick Riviera

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Can I replace the pully without replacing the water pump?


Yes if it has 4 - 10 milimeter bolts you can change the belt pulley not the actual water pump pulley it is a pressed in part of the water pump

Jul 07, 2010 | 1998 Buick LeSabre

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Need to replace water pump on a1997 chevy lumina 3.1L V6 need insructions


3.1L And 3.4L (VIN E) Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Partially drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
  3. Remove the drive belt guard.
  4. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts before removing the drive belt. This should help keep the pulley from turning as the bolts are loosened.
  5. Remove the drive belt. Please see Section 1.
  6. Remove the water pump pulley bolts and remove the pulley.
  7. Remove the water pump bolts and separate the pump from the engine front cover.
To install:

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Exploded view of the water pump and front cover arrangement—3.1L and 3.4L (VIN E) engines


  1. Clean all parts well. Use care when scraping gasket material from the front cover and the pump. Do not gouge aluminum parts. Clean the bolt threads well. The torque specification is low and if the bolt threads are dirty, an accurate torque is not possible and leaks are likely to develop.
  2. Using a new gasket, install the water pump to the front cover. Install the cleaned and lightly lubricated water pump bolts. Torque to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Install the water pump pulley and bolts and torque to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  4. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of the removal process. When refilling the cooling system, use the proper mix of DEX-COOL® and water. Check for leaks.

Oct 13, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2 Water Pump.Can't remove pully.


great problem this ,either put a big screwdriver through a hole and jam it up ,if no hole or offrice then use a big pair of super snap on water pump pliers

Apr 05, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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How do I remove oil pump pulley to replace the water pump?


If you mean the power steering pump, it will have to be removed to access the bolt. It's just 2 bolts. You get them through the holes in the power steering pump. Just unbolt it and push it aside.

Feb 14, 2009 | 1995 Oldsmobile 88

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On 98 intrigue water pump removal how do i clear the ps pully


Im not sure what engine you have since this information was not provided. But the Power Steering Pump pulley usually has some 'holes' on the pulley in which you can get a wrench through to loosen and remove the bolt.

Dec 29, 2008 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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1991 chevy 1500 water pump removal


I'm not so certain you need to take that pulley off to get the water pump off. All the bolts should be accessible. Aren't there holes in the pulley that line up with any hidden bolts in behind? GM is well known for doing that. Rotate the pulley until you can sneak a socket through the pulley hole and get onto the bolts you need. (Unless this is a different design).

Sep 04, 2008 | 1991 Chevrolet C1500

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