Question about 2001 Porsche Boxster
To access the water pump you need to move both seats forward, then remove carpet from behind seats on back panel. Behind this is a panel held on with approx 8 bolts and 2 nuts, remove this and you will see the water pump,hoses and be able to remove the polyrib belt. There is no need to remove the top engine cover in the hood stowage compartment!
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
You have to take the engine access cover off. It's under the area where the convertible top stows when it's down.
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
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Fig. Fig. 7: Always keep the water pump's mounting bolts lined up with their correct mounting holes
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Exploded view of the water pump mounting
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Do NOT use a prybar between the water pump housing and the engine block to separate the two components; this can cause scratches and/or gouges, which can prevent proper sealing.
Do not disassemble the water pump; if the water pump is damaged or defective, the entire unit is replaced.
The drive belt can be used to hold the fan stable while loosening the mounting fasteners
Loosen the fan bolts, then either remove the drive belt before the fan and shroud ...
... or wait to remove the belt, along with the water pump pulley
Once the cooling fan and shroud are removed, access can be gained to many of the engine components, including the water pump
Be sure to install the two rubber seals between the water pump, oil pump and cylinder head before installing the timing belt cover-1.3L and 1.6L TFI engines
The 1.6L MFI engine uses only one rubber seal between the oil pump and water pump
Apr 19, 2011 | 1991 Suzuki Sidekick
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you must have the 2.7 liter engine if so the weep hole for the water pump is inside the engine and yes the water pump goes out and leaks anti freeze and water into engine causing it to sludge up. depending on how long you ran engine with water in it depends on how long engine will last. if not long you should be ok. i would remove the oil pan and clean the oil pump screen and pan. the estimate is correct. the water pump is in line with the timing chain. i would replace the chain and guides while in there as well. flush engine after all is done. use the cheap oil to run engine and add flush then drain and add synthetic oil for high mileage engine. I own one and i had the same problem. i drilled through the timing plate a hole and braised a little pipe to the weep hole to water pump so for the next time the pump leaks it will leak outside of the engine.
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