Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
How to replace water pump on 2.4litre 97 cavalier
This is a job for the dealer or cerified mechanic. The front cover and timing chain needs to be remove to access the water pump mounted behind the engine. The pump is driven by the timing chain and timing will need to be reset using special tools.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: water pump needs replacement
Depends on which engine if it's the 2,2 engine fairly easy but the 2.4 is a big job Timing Cover & Exhaust Manifold Removal Required. With the 2.2 locate water pump loosen the bolts on the pulley then remove the serpentine belt. Finish removing the pulley bolts now you can get at the water pump bolts. Use a container under the car to catch the antifreeze. Remove the water pump from the engine, installing new pump in reverse order to removal.
Posted on May 18, 2009
Make sure you don't have delco loc 2 or theftloc audio system before disconnecting the battery. You should be able to do this by contacting your local dealer and they run the vin and tell you.
Before you put in the new pump you need to put grease on the splines.
take out the electric fan
take off the serpintine belt
use a large screwdrive or equivlent to hold the pump pulley and loosen all of the bolts holding the pulley on the pump.
After all are loosened then remove from the pulley and remove the pulley.
Take out the four bolts holding the pump to the engine block.
get a wood dowl or equilent and a hammer and give the old pump a few taps to break away the old seal.
Once the seals broke loose take the old pump out.
then clean up the block,
clean everything with brake parts cleaner
put RTV sealant on both sides of the new gasket and put it on the new pump.
try not to let the gasket move around so the bead isnt messed up to bad.
put the pump in and put all four bolts in finger tight
Torque on pump mounting bolts is 18 ft/lbs
Torque on pulley bolts is 18 ft/ lbs
then the rest is just reverse of removal
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
the best thing to help would be a 'Haynes repair manual', avialable at your local auto parts store. but replacing a water can be difficult if your not particularly mechanically inclined, because it often requires the removal of several other componets as well as flushing the cooling system
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
SOURCE: 97 Chevy Cavalier Water Pump
Hi well since i do not know what engine it has
2.2 liter the water pump is below the alternator not to bad to change
2.4 liter you will need a shop to do this and about 8 hours lab plus parts
Posted on May 06, 2009
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