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Is it difficult to take the water pump off alliance 1.7l motor?

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It depends upon you skill level and the tools you posses, you need to disconnect the battery terminal and drain the radiator then remove all drive belts, remove the pulley on the water pump, if attempting I would recommend purchasing a $20.00 Haynes repair manual to walk you throught he procedure so you don't get in trouble the cooling system on 4 cylinders are critical considering any over heating issues can warp cylinder heads from over heating just once. do it right the first time

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