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How long does it take to change a water pump in a Trans Am?

How long does it take to change a water pump in a 1990 Trans Am 5.0L?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    That depends upon how good you are. I can do the job in less than an hour, but I have experience and air tools.


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Maybe an hour and 1/2, if you pressure test at the end...

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My 02 Mazda millennia will start up and when I push on gas the Rams will rise but the car will not move at all any suggestions ? Also water pump is going out I don't think that's causi

I think I've answered this elsewhere. The gearbox has a high pressure pump driven by the flywheel to power the torque converter and various parts of the trans. No pressure, no go. Get an auto trans shop to test the gearbox for pressure. It can be done from underneath with a gauge. Water pump is a separate issue, that just needs changing. Black goo from exhaust is just sooty residue which is moisture and soot. Normal when cold exhaust.

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Transmission fuild comimg from radiator

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Yes i took my hyundai xg 350 L to a hyundai dealer to get my timing belt changed and a transmission flush amd new spark plugs and wires and spent over twelve hundred dollars and my car is running worse...

Having once owned a trans repair business,I wouldn't
flush a trans,as you may get fine sediment in the valve
body and solenoids

I suspect they installed your timing belt incorrectly
or some othe issue

You should have a new water pump also
No one does a timing belt and not the water pump

Mar 21, 2011 | Hyundai XG350 Cars & Trucks

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How do i know of my water pump is broken how do i change the water pump thank you made a strange sound and water is draining from somewhere. Water pump or coolant tank leak?

Sounds like the water pump they have a hole called a weep hole in the bottom of the pump that when it starts to leak the seal is bad you say you are hearing matelic noise you probably waited a little to long but as long as the belt dosn,t brake its not going to cost you any more but you need to get it fixed now and you may want to flush the entire system and have the antifreeze changed it would be a good idiea

Dec 03, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport

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well that is how I always sell a timing belt job also. The water pump is driven by the timing belt and it is very labor intensive to replace. I always replace the water pump also because you have to remove the timing belt to replace. I have had people refuse the water pump, and have to spend the same labor dollars a few months later when the pump went out. Even if not leaking it is always good insurance to replace the pump with the timing belt but is not a must just good idea.

Nov 12, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord

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Belt needed replacing and was advised to get time belt changed at the same time. Also stated I had small leak in my water pump. Dealership also recommended to have ECM cleaned and trans fluid flushed.

ECM CLEANED???? that sounds like some scam. It will need the timing belt replaced, and the water pump at the same time. You dont mention what engine and mileage? But if the water pump leaks, get it all done. Find a Independent Shop that works on Toyota.

Dec 30, 2009 | 2004 Toyota Tundra

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What is included to do a tune up on a 1995 with a 3.0???

you need to change the plugs, change the gear oil for the trans (if it's manual trans) or if it's auto and you have a lot of miles and dont really know when the last time the trans was serviced, bring it to a shop and have them reccomend what you should do with the trans fluid. Change the serpentine belt, do an oil change, air filter change, inspect your brakes and rotors, change out the gear oil in the rear end, inspect and replace your shocks if needed upon inspection, flush and fill coolant system, Check and replace plug wires if neccesary, check and replace water pump if neccesary.

Jul 11, 2009 | 1995 Ford Ranger Supercab

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Gears hard to go in

If the mech raised the engine up at the front to get access to the pump then that may have affected the trans linkage, if it didn't have the problem before the water pump was replaced then it is likely something done the repair caused the issue with the trans shift linkage

Oct 21, 2008 | 1992 Honda Prelude

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Truck has a bad water pump, needs replaced. Also Truck stutters while cuising?

water pump pretty cut n dry replace it ,thermostat & gasket . trans shudder at cruising range --- whats the milage ? 50,000 or more i suggest changing trans fluid & filter . NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH A TRANS FLUSH 2 totally diffrent service's.. pull pan change filter & there's a plug on some torq-convertors, depending on transmission ,E4OD has the plug, 4R70W AODE do NOT. SO JUST CHANGE WHATS IN PAN & LET IT DRAIN ASA LONG AS YOU CAN. if no plug service twice in a 3 week period. then if it still does it the trans needs to be rebuilt.

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