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It has a self tensioning Idler assembly you will have to replace it to get more tension or you belt is stretched

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Replace water pump torrent


drain coolant until below water pump level. loosen water pump pulley bolts.then remove drive belt by rotating belt tensioner.remove drive belt from the right of idler pulley.carefully release the drive belt tensioner spring tension.then remove water pump pulley bolts and pulley.remove water pump bolts and water pump pay attention to the position old water pump when removing water pump so you can line up new water pump holes to the engine. be sure clean engine water pump mounting surface use gasket remover dont scratch engine surface when cleaning removing old gasket material. take new water pump gasket get it mounting holes line up with new water pump mounting holes.when done getting engine water pump surface clean.water pump gasket paper you need to put thin layer of sealer on both sides of water pump gasket use RTV SILICONE.LET SET UP 10 MINUTES. PUT GASKET ON WATER PUMP BUT FIRST MAKE SURE LINE UP GASKET HOLES WITH WATER PUMP HOLES BEFORE PUTTING ON THE GASKET SEALER.when gasket sealer set up 10 minutes then install new water pump with gasket to the engine torque to 89 inch lbs.or 10 NM that is about 7 ft lbs torque.you should be able turn water pump by hand if you cant turn water pump by hand got too tight damage water pump shaft bearing.when all done wait for THREE HOURS. before adding coolant i let RTV CURE SOME. torque water pump pulley bolts 18 ft lbs.

Dec 28, 2012 | 2006 Pontiac Torrent

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Had my serpintine belt tighten due to squealing, now my car is making a grinding sound. There is now fluid leaking from my car can it be the water pump bearing anyway


It's extremely possible the squealing was the water pump all along. Your car has a belt tensioner that automatically keeps proper tension on the serpentine belt.Manually tightening the belt most likely put more strain on the bad water pump and the bad bearing you heard is well on it's way out.

Sep 14, 2011 | 2007 Toyota Yaris

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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.

To install:

Fig. Remove the mounting bolts (3) to remove the water pump (1) and gasket (2).
  1. Install the water pump gasket (2).
  2. Install the water pump (1).
  3. Install the water pump bolts (3). Tighten the bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
  4. Install the water pump pulley. Loosely install the pulley bolts.
  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.
  7. Install the drive belt to the right idler pulley.
  8. Release the tensioner allowing the drive belt tensioner to come in contact with the drive belt.
  9. Inspect the drive belt to insure the belt is properly centered on all the pulleys.
  10. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts. Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
  11. Fill the cooling system.
  12. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.


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Aug 21, 2011 | 2006 Chevrolet Equinox

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How to put on the main drive belt


Not sure what engine you have so here is both.
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Item Part Number Description 1 10346 Generator 2 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 3 3A674 Power Steering Pump 4 19703 A/C Compressor 5 6A312 Crankshaft Pulley 6 6C348 Idler Pulley 7 8501 Water Pump 8 8620 Drive Belt


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Item Part Number Description 1 10346 Generator 2 3A674 Power Steering Pump 3 19703 A/C Compressor 4 6C348 Idler Pulley 5 6B321 Crankshaft Vibration Damper and Pulley 6 8501 Water Pump 7 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 8 8620 Drive Belt

Jul 21, 2010 | 1994 Ford Taurus

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Water pump bearing froze. Belt melted on road to


GoeffreyH is not correct. On this engine the water pump is run by a small, single, separate belt which cannot be adjusted by the alternator because it (and the water pump itself) are on the opposite end of the engine from the crank pulley and other accessories, such as alternator, A/C, etc. which are driven by the main serpentine belt. The water pump is driven by a pulley on the end of one camshaft. Your confusion stems from the change from the old system, in which a longer belt was used with a tensioner in the traditional fashion, and the new system on 2004 vans where the tensioner was eliminated and a 'stretch fit' belt was used. Stretch fit belts have a springy component (like a rubber band) and keep their own tension this way by being stretched a bit to fit over the pulleys then holding snug against them. The problem is that some parts books erroneously call for the old belt for vans which need the new one. So the first belt your mechanic got was longer (to fit over the extra tensioner pulley) and static (not stretchy). On these newer vans, you can still see the mounting boss where the tensioner would have gone, it's part of the castings so it's still there. That's why it looks like there's a place for a tensioner but like none was ever there. Both your observations are correct. The only thing you need to do now is make sure your new belt is the right one, that it's a stretch fit belt, so it maintains tension (otherwise the water pump pulley will eventually start to slip and spin too slowly and the van will overheat) and also that it's not TOO tight, which will put you out of another water pump. The correct belt, if it's from NAPA, would be 030250SF.

Jul 11, 2010 | 2004 Mazda MPV

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How do I remove and install new Water Pump for 1 1999 Kia Sportage?


Kia Sportage 1998-02
Water Pump - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Lower splash shield Upper and lower radiator hoses Coolant reservoir tank hose Fresh air duct Fan and shroud Loosen the alternator mounting and adjusting bolts Alternator belt Fan pulley and bracket Upper and lower timing belt covers and turn the crankshaft until No. 1 cylinder is at Top Dead Center (TDC). Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and pry the tensioner away from the belt Timing belt Loosen the tensioner bolt Water pump Tensioners from the water pump

To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting
  1. Clean the surface of any old gasket material.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Tensioners on the water pump Water pump and gasket. Torque the bolts to 19 ft. lbs. 25 Nm). Timing belt Loosen the tensioner lockbolt and allow the tensioner to rest against the belt. Torque the tensioner lockbolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm). Upper and lower timing belt covers Fan bracket assembly and fan pulley Drive belt Cooling fan and shroud Position the radiator and torque the bracket bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Torque the shroud bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) and torque the alternator adjusting and mounting bolts Position the fresh air duct over the radiator and tighten the retaining bolt 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) Radiator hoses and tighten the clamps Lower splash shield Negative battery cable
  3. Fill the cooling system.
  4. Start the vehicle and bring the engine to operating temperature. Check for leaks and repair if necessary.

Good luck (remember rated this).

Jun 22, 2010 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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How do I change a water pump on a 2004 kia sorento?


Kia Sorento 2003-05
Water Pump - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the drive belt and the water pump pulley.
  5. Remove the timing belt cover, timing belt, auto tensioner and idler pulley.
  6. Remove the water outlet fitting, the thermostat case and the water pump fitting.
  7. Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
  8. Remove the water pump.

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    Fig. Water pump and timing belt assembly-exploded view

To install:

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Fig. Water pump bolt locations
  1. Clean the gasket surfaces of the water pump body and the cylinder block.
  2. Install the new water pump gasket and pump assembly. Tighten the bolts to 12-16 ft. lbs. (17-22 Nm).
  3. Install the water pump fitting, the thermostat case and the water outlet fitting.
  4. Install the auto tensioner and timing belt. Adjust the timing belt tension, then install the timing belt cover.
  5. Install the drive belt, water pump pulley and then adjust the auto tensioner.
  6. Refill the coolant.
  7. Run the engine and check for leaks.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the drive belt and the water pump pulley.
  5. Remove the timing belt cover, timing belt, auto tensioner and idler pulley.
  6. Remove the water outlet fitting, the thermostat case and the water pump fitting.
  7. Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
  8. Remove the water pump.

To install:


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Fig. Water pump bolt locations

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Fig. Water pump O-ring installation
  1. Clean the gasket surfaces of the water pump body and the cylinder block.
  2. Install the new water pump gasket and pump assembly. Tighten the bolts to 12-16 ft. lbs. (17-22 Nm).
  3. Install the water pump fitting, the thermostat case and the water outlet fitting.
  4. Install the auto tensioner and timing belt. Adjust the timing belt tension, then install the timing belt cover.
  5. Install the drive belt, water pump pulley and then adjust the auto tensioner.
  6. To adjust the drive belt tension, hang the belt on the pulley of the tensioner and install the tensioner.
    NOTE If the tensioner is already installed, loosen its mounting bolts to allow belt installation
  7. Install the drive belt.
  8. Adjust the belt tension to specification by turning the adjusting bolt clockwise or counterclockwise.
  9. Air conditioning belt tension should be 0.28-0.039 inch. Alternator belt tension should be 0.39-0.051 inch. Power steering belt tension should be 0.31-0.051 inch.
  10. Torque the tensioner assembly bolt to 33-36 ft. lbs. (45-50 Nm).
  11. Refill the coolant.
  12. Run the engine and check for leaks.

TY for using Fixya; remember comment and rated this.

Apr 01, 2010 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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How do you fix the water pump on a 1997 nissan maxima? Where is the water pump located on a 1997 nissan maxima?


The water pump is located behind the timing chain cover. There are two black plates on the front cover. The one near the front of the car has the water pump behind it. The other one has the timing chain tensioner behind it. First you must drain the coolant. Then support engine and remove engine mount. Then remove drive belts. Then remove the two black plates. Push the tensioner in and lock it with a paper clip. Then remove the two bolts holding the tensioner and remove tensioner. Then remove the water pump bolts. Rotate engine crankshaft the take tension off of water pump (about 20 degrees). Then install two bolts into water pump threaded flange (M8). Tighten M8 evenly as water pump will come without damaging it. Check for corrosion. Then replace with new one. Make sure you use new "O" rings. Lubricate with engine oil. Put the original three bolts back in the water pump. Then install timing chain tensioner and black covers. Replace belts and engine mounts. Add coolant and pressure test system.

Aug 31, 2009 | 1997 Nissan Maxima

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99 Volvo S80 water pump replacement


if this helps.. I had the 1998 model S70. the water pump was driven by the timing belt. you had to take the timing belt off just to replace the water pump. it was just a simple bolt on replacement. the only difficult issue is resetting the hydraulic tensioner on the timing belt. the hydraulic tensioner has to be completely taken off and compressed VERY SLOWLY in a vise. then insert a very hard drill bit or (special volvo tool) into a keeper hole, reinstall hydraulic tensioner onto car and reinstall timing belt.very quickly remove drill bit from keeper hole in tensioner and the tensioner snaps back out to put tension on belt. and you are done.

Jun 15, 2009 | 1999 Volvo S80

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Cant put on belt right


from front of engine looking back,belt around bottom of crank pully,water pump is just above,left side of belt comes around water pump going counter clock wise,put belt over alternator,then straight across to a/c compressor,(make sure belt goes under any idler pullies,smooth side of belt to smooth side of pully)find your belt tensioner,pry back on tensioner(be carefull)and carefully place belt under roller pully of the tensioner,release and check allignment of belt prior to starting.oh ya make sure belt is in good condition.

Mar 01, 2009 | 1991 Chevrolet C1500

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