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I need to know how to remove and replace water pump in 1997 olds

Overheating already replace tstat

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  • casey kivela May 11, 2010

    what size engine?

  • richtko94 May 11, 2010

    Is there any coolant leaking on the ground. If the coolant is low. There could be a leak, I suggest going to the autoparts store and buying dye for the coolant and black light set for about 25.00 total. Then add the dye to the coolant , Check for leaks with the black light. IF there are no leaks, The waterpump is not circulating or the radiator is clogged, or the cooling fan is not coming on. The cooling fan can be check by turning on the a/c. IF the cooling fan kicks on, Then you know that is not the problem. The vehicle has to be at operating tempature to check the fan. Good Luck



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The 3.1 engine has the stat behind the crossover exhaust pipe under the stat cover that hte upper raditor hose is connected to. The stat uses a "o" ring around it's edge so make sure the new one has it or have the parts person supply one many of these come with the stat. Remove the hose the air cleaner hse from the throttle body and the lower throttle body bolts that hold the cables to the throttle body the bracket needs to be moved away to get to the bolts 10MM all the way. The bolt to the front of the car needs to be removed but lossen the rear bolt just so it doesnt come out ,the cover is sloted in the back the the bolt is diffacult to install if it comes out. wiggle it out and wiggle the new one in as the old one cme out. install the front bolt them tighten the rear one them the front. install the hose or renew if spoungy or different hardness thoght its lenth. If the car over heated the coolant temp senser is likly damaged and testing or replaceing is good general pratice as the part fails easy and is'nt expensive like the gas that the car can use if it lies to the computer for the coolant temp

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