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Im trying to remove the water pump from my bmw 316i 1996 but i cant get the fan off, hav removed the allan key bolts for the outer part of the fan but cant get the centre piece off to gain access to the waterpump bolts?? any help would be great! thanks

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To get the viscous clutch of the water pump you first need to remove the belt pulley and remove the water pump. Then put the impeller of the water pump in a vice and using a 32 spanner screw the viscous clutch off. Note that the bolt on the viscous clutch is of left hand thread so you have to unscrew the opposite way to a normal bolt.

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Remove the radiator cowling. It has 2 connecting clips(arrowed in photo)

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Remove these clips by pushing out the centre portion with a small screwdriver as shown below.

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Lift the cowlin up and remove. Be careful of pushing it against the radiator fins.
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If you are replacing the tensioner pulley remember that it is held in place by a reverse threaded bolt, so turn clockwise to loosen it.
Refit the A/C belt. fasten the tensioner pulley bolt by hand. Using a 10mm allen key in the hole in the pulley(arrowed), tension the belt, keep pressure on the allen key and fasten the pulley bolt with a wrench.
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When refitting the fan shroud, position the shroud. It has a tab on each side halfway down the shroud that needs to locate in the radiator. Remove the centre pin from the shroud's clips completely. Insert the clip into its position and then insert the centre pin of the clip and push it in until flush with the clip itself.

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u will have to 1st remove the clutch fan, and losen the belt by turning the tensioner,then remove the fan shroud,this will allow you to remove the fan completely,then once the fan is removed this will allow you ful access to the water pump.at times the pump will be seized onto the engine block so it may require some shaking back and forth.once removed,you can use a thin coat of vascaline to seat the new gasket onto the new pump...good luck.

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  • They are both on the same side as the belt. You have to remove the fan and belts and the coolant as well. As you will see in the photo I have uploaded the thermostat housing. You remover the hose from the top of the radiator and the plastic housing that the hose is attached too is the thermostat housing. The water pump is right below (also indicated in the photo)


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what's up led, the large viscous nut is loosened in the clockwise direction. after you remove the 4 nuts on the water pump, you should see one hole on each side of the water pump body. if you take 2 bolts out of the thermostat housing, you can use those to thread in the pump body holes.slowly tighten each bolt equally and the pump should come out. to install a new pump, lubricate the o-ring on the new pump and just push in by hand.

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