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How do u take a pulley off to take the water pump off from a 1996 ford thunderbird

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Hi what you will have to do is, remove the serpentine belt ( make sure you take a note of how it is routed, draw a picture is a good tip ) then on the water pump you should have 4 hex bolts/studs get a long screwdriver and force it between one of the hex bolts/studs to hold it while you undo one of the others, when you get one loose then move the pump round till you can put the scredriver on that one and continue till all are loose, once loose just remove them completly and the pull of the pulley...hope that helps please vote thanks

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