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Make . model year , type of equipment are required on your next post as posts are not linked
most water pump housings are aluminium and it is easier and cheaper just to replace the whole water pump with a new item

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    Rosalie Ferry Dec 04, 2016

    thanks Bill. This is for a 1990 Plymouth Sundance. Hubby has it out and ready to replace the whole water pump. Thanks for responding.

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Replace water pump on 99 contour svt 2.5l


posted to 2010 ,
is this a DIY question? or just trying to guess labor hours?
replacing any water pump is the same on most engines
only gaining ACCESS IS THE TRICK.

so RTM , read the FSM it covers the pump, every step'
or login to alldata.com its there. too.
how to fish.....

click engine cooling.
click water pump, BINGO. you are ENABLED.
FORD car posted to Chevy, way to go..... huh>
2.5 L Duratec V6
1999 Ford.
excerpts......
this pump has TTY bolts (use only once,) torque to yield. google it.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTION NEVER open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant.
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Remove the water pump pulley shield.
  3. Remove the water pump drive belt.
  4. Remove the water pump inlet and outlet hoses from the water pump.
  5. Remove the three water pump to left cylinder head retaining bolts.
  6. Remove the water pump and water pump housing from the vehicle.
  7. Remove the water pump to water pump housing retaining bolts and separate the water pump from the water pump housing.

to see install, log in.. and read.

Jun 18, 2014 | 2010 Chevrolet HHR

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How do I replace the water pump on my Cadillac Deville?


Hi.

Here the instructions.

  • Take off the plastic cover located near the top of the radiator if present.
  • Remove the protective shield located on top of the belt pulling the water pump. You will need to undo two 10mm nuts and one 10mm bolt.
  • Undo the 10mm nut that holds water pump housing togeter with the oil dipstick.
  • Take off the air intake assembly.
  • Move the PCM computer to one side, ensure that the module is safely placed.
  • Release the belt tensioner using a big flat screwdriver.
  • Remove the serpentine belt from the water pump pulley
  • Remove the upper radiator hose. This is held by a metal clamp. Use plyers to remove the clamp.
  • Remove also the clamp from the thermostat housing bypass hose, without removing the hose (you have to bleed coolant first).
  • Unscrew the four 10mm bolts that hold the water pump housing and letcoolant drain from water pump plug. At this point you can also removethe lower radiator hose to drain faster.
  • After coolant drains remove the water pump housing.
  • At this point you have to use a special Water Pump removal tool onwater pump cand turn clockwise until the pump is sliding off thehousing.
  • Remove the pump and the o-ring located inside the water pump housing.
  • Clean and grease the area, put a new o-ring and install back water pump housing
  • Install the new water pump using the special tool and following operations in reverse order.

You may need to use sealant tabs from a Cadillac or GM dealer. Here is what you need.
Better going to your local dealer to get the best product for yourCadillac. You will also need a 3/8'' ratchet, socket and extensions

Youmay also need to replace the housing cover gasket. You will need toreplace the O-Ring, that usually comes with the new pump.
When installing new pump you must also ensure that the new pump is aligned correctly,one of the tabs on the pump housing is different and will lock up the pump, so it must bealigned properly while installing.

Here pump:2000 Cadillac DeVille Water Pump

Here the special tool: Water Pump Removal and Installation Impact Socket

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99 volkswagon leaking antifreeze at housing site


If by housing you mean water pump, that is an indication the water pump is worn and needs replacement. Water pumps are built in such a way that when the bearings become worn, coolant will leak from a weep hole built into the pump as a indicator that the water pump is failing, but gives you a chance to drive it to a repair shop before complete failure. Keep an eye on the coolant level until water pump is replaced. Do not delay this repair... Best of luck resolving this problem.

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My 2003 Mitsubishi galant is leaking water and it's coming from a pipe that is connecting to the water pump


I have the same problem (01 Galant) replaced the water pump, radiator, thermostat housing, the hose, its the pipe under the car(near drivers seat) , going from the water pump to the thermo housing > What is that pipe called? anyone?

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Water pump crossover housing gasket


For water pump replacement i suggest you to check the help link provided below.

click the link below :----

Water pump replacing procedure for all vehicles?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/water-pump-replacing-procedure-for-all.html
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HOW TO REPLACE A WATER PUMP

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-water-pump.html

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How to route Water Pump Belt for 1992 Oldsmobile ?

http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-route-water-pump-belt-for-1992.html

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How to replace Water Pump on Car ?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-water-pump-on-acura-car.html

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How to Remove Water Pump?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-remove-water-pump-on-toyota.html

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Where is Water Pump located ?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/12/where-is-water-pump-located-on-toyota.html

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This will help. Thanks.

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Car is running hot after replacing radiator housing


Hi,

Since the car is still running hot after the replacement of the radiator housing,the other part that might be responsible for this problem is the water pump.
The solution is to check and replace the water pump if necessary.
Please ensure to check the pipe/hose connection leading to the radiator before replacing the water pump..


Thank you.

Aug 19, 2010 | 2001 Audi TT

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My cadillac eldorado etc 98 model needs a water pump pulley i can not find it anywhere does it go by any other name it is over heating and a we called a mech friend and he said it was the water pump and...


The water pump should come with a pulley on it or at least transfer over to the new one if it doesn't come with a pulley. Water Pump Removal and Installation All Engines To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Cautions and Warnings in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Coolant into a suitable container
    • Upper filler panel
    • Air cleaner assembly
    • Secondary AIR injection control valve gm_car_cad_sev_wtr_pmp_belt_shld.gif

    • Oil level indicator tube nut
    • Water pump belt shield fasteners
    • Water pump belt shield gm_car_cad_sev_wtr_pmp_drv_belt.gif

    • Water pump drive belt (D) gm_car_cad_sev_rad_outl_hos.gif

    • Radiator outlet hose from the thermostat housing gm_car_cad_sev_wtr_pmp_and_covr.gif

    • Water pump cover bolts
    • Water pump cover
    • Heater return hose
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  3. Position suitable water pump puller/installer tool (or special service tool J38816-A) to the water pump locking ears.
  4. Fasten the support plate to the water housing crossover to ensure proper engagement of the tool to the water pump locking ears.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Pump from the housing:
      1. Use suitable water pump puller/installer tool (or special service tool J38816-A) to turn the pump clockwise
    • Support plate from the water housing crossover gm_car_cad_sev_wtr_pmp_rem.gif

    • Water pump
    • Seal from the water crossover
  6. Clean the sealing surfaces of the water housing crossover and the pump cover.
  7. Clean and inspect the water pump.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Seal into the recessed portion of the water crossover
    gm_car_cad_sev_wtr_pmp_crosovr_seal.gif

    NOTE: The notched locking ear must be in the 7 o'clock position.
  2. Index the water pumps locking ears with the tangs in the water crossover.
  3. Position suitable water pump puller/installer tool (or special service tool J38816-A) to the water pump locking ears.
  4. Fasten the support plate to the water housing crossover to ensure proper engagement of the tool to the water pump locking ears.
  5. Turn suitable water pump puller/installer tool (or special service tool J38816-A) counterclockwise.
  6. Torque the water pump
    • Torque to: 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
  7. Remove the support plate from the water housing crossover.
  8. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump cover to the heater return hose
    • Water pump cover to the water housing crossover
    • Water pump cover bolts
      1. Torque to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm)
    • Radiator outlet hose to the thermostat housing
    • Water pump drive belt
  9. Place the water pump belt shield in position.
  10. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump belt shield fasteners
      1. Torque to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm)
    • Oil level indicator tube nut
      1. Torque to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm)
    • Secondary AIR injection control valve
    • Air cleaner assembly
    • Upper filler panel
  11. Fill the cooling system.
  12. Start the engine then idle until normal operating temperature is attained.
  13. Recheck coolant level and top off as needed.
  14. Test drive the vehicle.
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www.autozone.com

They can get all the parts. They also provide haynes repair manuals, any special tools (probably not required for this vehicle) and any special disassembly instructions.

I hope this helps.

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