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I want to remove old water pump on 96 Park ave. and have all bolts out except 1. Its a long bolt and a pulley is in the way. How do I remove that pulley/ I have the right fitting, but I cant seem to brake it loose. Is it reverse threads?(Its the farthest pully to the rear of the engine at the bottom)Can you offer any suggestion?

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Your car has 3.8L engine (3800) good engine, if your talking about the bolt all the way to the left end of the water pump, you will need a power steering pulley tool, autozone rents these tools for a small deposit which they will return or what you can do is loosen that bolt as much as you can, with all the other water pump bolts remove break off the water pump it's no good any way, clean all the old gasket off, on the new water pump you will need to slot the hole so you can slide the new water pump under that bolt also cut the gasket the same size as the slot you made. if you dont have any thing to slot the new water pump hole, I would just rent the puller tool. I have done this many of time's with this engine, Good luck and I hope this was very helpful.

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You should not have to remove any pulley besides the water pump pulley.This is the only pulley you need to remove.Take a good look and make sure you are not removing more than you need to.There should only be 8 bolts.There are no reverse thread bolts on this engine.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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  • vistula Aug 04, 2011

    The tensioner pulley has a reverse thread bolt. Because the pulley rotates anti-clockwise.

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How to change the water pump on a 2006 equinox ls


  1. Drain the cooling system until the coolant is below the level of the water pump.
  2. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
  3. Rotate the drive belt tensioner to release the tension on the drive belt.
  4. Remove the drive belt from the right idler pulley.
  5. Carefully release the drive belt tensioner spring tension.
  6. Remove the water pump pulley bolts.
  7. Remove the water pump pulley.
  8. Remove the water pump bolts.
  9. Remove the water pump.
  10. Remove the water pump gasket.
  11. Clean the water pump mating surfaces.

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Fig. Remove the mounting bolts (3) to remove the water pump (1) and gasket (2).
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  2. Install the water pump (1).
  3. Install the water pump bolts (3). Tighten the bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
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  5. Insure the drive belt is properly centered on all the pulleys except the right idler puller.
  6. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt.
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  8. Release the tensioner allowing the drive belt tensioner to come in contact with the drive belt.
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Where is water pump and drive belt located on 2003 corolla ? Dealer recommended it needs changing along with timing chain tensioner which they say is leaking oil . I usually fix my own cars after doing my...


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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove the right lower splash shield.
  4. Remove the drive belt toy_car_18_eng_wtr_pmp_blts.gif

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  6. Using special tool 09960-10010 or equivalent, remove the water pump pulley bolts and pulley (XRS).
  7. Remove the 6 water pump mounting bolts. Remove the water pump and O-ring (XRS).
To Install:
  1. Install a new O-ring on the timing chain cover. toy_car_18_eng_wtr_pmp_blt_torque.gif

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  4. Install the right lower splash shield.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Check for leaks.
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How to change a water pump on a 1995 ford windstar


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1. Support the vehicle on jack stands.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
3. Drain the cooling system.
4. Remove water pump drive belt.
5. Disconnect the coolant hoses at the water pump.
6. Remove the water pump pulley bolts (long bolt removed through the access hole provided in
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7. Remove the torque axis mount. See TORQUE AXIS ENGINE MOUNT .
8. Remove the water pump attaching bolts and pump.
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