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Is changing the water pump on a 98 malibu 4cyl like a 7hr job?

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The book time for 4 cylinder is 5.7 hours.The timing chain runs the water pump so this is a big job .If you do this make sure the timing chain is replaced also.

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YES, THE RESON IS THE WATER PUMP IS DRIVEN OFF THE TIMING CHAIN.

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Yes it is. Dont try it at home, take it to a shop that has done them before.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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Ok.. The labor for that job Removing the Timing belt and water Pump ...IS:
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OK.. I hope this help on your question...
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