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How to replace a water pump

How do i replace the water pump for a 1996 Cutlass Ciera 3.1L V6.

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This will probably be easiest water pump you'll ever have to replace. Since its bad it probably has leaked enough coolant out that you wont even have to drain the radiator. Use a half inch breaker bar to take tension off the belt at the tensioner(below the power steering pump), remove belt. The pump is the closest pulley to you when standing in front of the car. Use a 10mm wrench or socket to remove 4 bolts on the pulley, and then there is I believe 6 8mm bolts that hold the pump onto the housing. Give the pump a tap with a hammer, and the pump will come right off. If the gasket is still attached to the housing scape it off using care not to gouge the surface. you should cover the inside with a rag so no pieces fall into the system. Use some RTV sealant on the new gasket(light coating) both sides, let it cure for 5 mins, then reinstall gasket and pump. The bolts don't take much torque but make sure they are good and tight. Now reinstall the belt and fill the radiator. Give the sealant about an hour to really set-up before you start the engine. With radiator cap removed start the engine let it warm-up and fill the radiator as needed. Replace the cap, fill overflow tank to proper level and take it for a ride watching the temp gage. All should be good. If the temp is high after a mile or 2 their is probably air in the system that needs to be bled out.

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