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1975 buick skylark v-8 fan belt broke off while driving could water pump be bad?

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Check all pulleys that run on that belt for wobbles/looseness. Waterpump will usually leak before it fails. If no wobbes, replace belt. Could have just worn out.

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Remove and replace the water pump buick rendezvou 2003 cost and do it yourself instructions . can i do it myself concerned with loosening the serpentine belt and needing special tools?


1. Drain the cooling system until the coolant is below the level of the water pump. 2. Remove the drive belt guard. 3. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts. 4. Remove the drive belt. 5. Remove the water pump pulley bolts. 6. Remove the water pump pulley. 7. Remove the water pump bolts. 8. Remove the water pump. 9. Remove the water pump gasket. 10. Clean the water pump mating surfaces. Installation Procedure 1. Install the water pump gasket. 2. Install the water pump Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 3. Install the water pump bolts. Tighten the bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.). 4. Install the water pump pulley. 5. Install the water pump pulley bolts. 6. Install the drive belt. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts to 25 Nm (18 inch lbs.). 7. Install the drive belt guard. 8. Fill the cooling system
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How do you change the water pump on a 1998 buick skylark?


Hi This is d_hubbs: Removal and replacement of your water pump.I'm assuming you have a 2.5 Engine.You did'nt give your engine Information but about 75% of your Year and Model had the 2.5 in them.
1st start by disconnecting your negative cable on your Battery. Then Drain your Coolant into a Container: then remove your drive belts remove your fan from the water pump: You probally should also remove your alternator and A/C Compressor to make it easier to get to your water pump, now remove your lower Radiator Hose, then remove your water pump mounting bolts, now remove the water pump: Now Clean the water pump surface on your engine where your gasket will be. Besure its Clean Good : NOTE: Sometimes if you purchase a New water pump it will not have the drive belt pulley on it. if this is the case Remove your Pulley from your old Pump and install it on your New pump : now Run some gasket sealer on your new water pump where the gasket will go.put gasket on the new pump lining up your mounting bolt holes.also put a small bead of sealer on the engine where your water pump will mount: now Mount your New water pump to the engine with the Mounting Bolts.Torque the Mounting bolts at 25-30 Foot Lbs.
Inspect your Drive belts and Hoses its a good time to put new ones on if needed.Now put your lower Hose back on-re-install your A/C compressor and Alternator-Put your fan back on-now put All your Drive belts back on be sure to Adjust the Belt Tension and Lock down the Bolts.-Fill your Radiator back up with coolant,If the Fluid you took out is still fairly new ,you can use it. If its Aged best off putting new Coolant. Replace the Battey Cable Start your Car and Check for any Leaks , After your Thermastat opens you'll need to recheck your Coolant Level. if no Leaks and Cooling System is Full you Are Done. Please let me know how my advice and Solutions have Helped you. Thanks for Using FIXYA From d_hubbs

Jun 09, 2010 | 1998 Buick Skylark

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My car is overheating and i need to know how to put in the water pump?


Is the water pump leaking coolant? If not, then why do you think it's bad?

If the engine is overheating, there are several other things to look at before you consider the replacing the water pump.

Are the fans electric motor driven, or fan belt driven? If fan belt driven, replace the fan clutch. If electric motor driven, check the fan control module and/or fan motors to make sure all is good there. Fan control module tend to fail in weird ways, so if nothing is wrong with the motors, replace the module.

Always, always, replace a thermostat that has overheated. Once overheated, they consistently fail. Make sure you properly refill the radiator with coolant after the stat is changed.

Check that the bottom radiator hose does not collapse.

Check the radiator for corrosion. Boil the radiator out, or have it done, or replace the radiator.


Dec 18, 2009 | 1997 Buick Skylark

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How to change water pump in 1994 buick skylark


DEPENDS ON ENGINE , BUT MOST ARE PRETTY STRAIGHT FOWARD EVCEPT FOR THE MOTORMOUNT THATS IN YOUR WAY IN REMOVING THE BELT IT HAS A BUSHING AT THE BOTTOM WHEN YOU REMOVE THE BOTTOM RIGHT BOLT ON THE BRACKETT IT ALLOWS THIS BUSHING/SPACER TO FALL OUT LETTING YOU GET THE SERP BELT IN . GOOD LUCK

Aug 23, 2009 | 1994 Buick Skylark

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My sklyark is overheating. I changed the thermostat and the starter! WTF is wrong???


Check to see if there is water in the oil...If there is water in the oil then it could have a head gasket problem...Excessive exhaust backpressure because of a clogged catalytic converter could also cause overheating..Also check belt tension and condition. A loose belt that slips may prevent the water pump from circulating coolant fast enough and/or the fan from turning fast for proper cooling...Another thing it could be is a faulty Water pump -- Any wobble in the pump shaft or seepage would call for replacement. In some instances, a pump can cause an engine to overheat if the impeller vanes are badly eroded due to corrosion or if the impeller has come loose from the shaft. The wrong pump may also cause an engine to overheat. Some engines with serpentine drive belts require a special water pump that turns in the opposite direction of those used on the same engine with ordinary V-belts... Also check the Fan -- With mechanical fans, most overheating problems are caused by a faulty fan clutch, though a missing fan shroud can reduce the fan's cooling effectiveness by as much as 50% (depending on the fan's distance from the radiator) which may be enough to cause the engine to overheat in hot weather or when working hard.

Mar 09, 2009 | 1995 Buick Skylark

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1995 Buick skylark overheating


there could be several resons for the overheating:


1. water pump doesn't circulate properly

2. Bad thermostst

3. fan clutch/radiator fan are non operative

4. relay is bad

5. clogged system

6. clogged radiator

to check on the the specific problem first power wash the radiator to remove bugs and road grime. they block the air from flowing over the fins and coil of the radiator thus not allowing the heat to disapate from the coolant. next install the good thermostat and make sure the spring part of the thermostat is facing down.next fill the radiator with coolant all the way up to the neck of the radiator and leave the cap off. next turn your heat setting to max fan and max heat temp. start the vehicle let the vehicle heat up and keep watch for the the flow of coolant soon as it goes down you should feel the upper radiator hose get real hot this indicates that the thermostat is working. now if you have a fan clutch for a conventional rear drive vehicle once the temp reaches 180 degrees the fan should no longer free spin it should start spinning faster if it is working like it should. if you have a transverse mounted engine for front wheel drive you will have a fan unit mounted to the radiator. these should be spinning when the engine reaches temp of 180 degrees. If they are not open the junction box and located the fan relay. switch out the relay with another one( I use the a/c clutch relay)if the fans kick on it's the relay that is bad, if it doesn't then either it's the fan unit itself or the temp sensor on the fan unit.now after you have done all these checks and everything is in order check the hoses going to the heater core at the fire wall they should be hot to the touch if they are not you have a clog at the by-pass of the water pump or manifold inlet.if the hoses are hot and you still have no heat then it's a bad valve inside the cab near the heatercore or a defective climate control module. check the fuse first to see that it is good.after the engine has been running a while the level of coolant should have gone down and then refill to proper level and replace cap after all of this if you still don't have heat and it overheats you have a bad water pump.... please rate this thanks

Sep 23, 2008 | 1995 Buick Skylark

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