If your suzuki is a V6, You will need to remove the timing chain cover. The water pump is mounted behind it. It looks tough but really isnt. Remove the fan and radiator. The power steering pump and mount, And finally Crankshaft pulley. A tip to remove the big nut on the crankshaft is as follows.
Put a Torque bar with socket on the nut and turn it manually to your right, Until the bar touches the chasis, then go inside and give the engine a slight crank, Half of second or so and its done the bolt will be loose. After this be patient. you will have to remove about 30 10mm screws that hold the cover on. Slightly tap the cover and it should slide right off. The water pump has 4 screws, Just make sure you cover up the oil pan so the antifreeze does not go in there. when you remove the pump you will get about a quart of liquid flying out. Now make sure to inspect timing chain guides for wear and replace the crank oil seal A MUST!. And check the oil pump chain for play and adjust it if needed.
This chain is small and located below the crankshaft to your right. It has a manual adjuster.Other than that its not that dificult. Now if you think you are not capable of doing this on your own DONT!.
Get some help. Take care and best of luck. J.B
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When your water pump goes bad it will begin to grind. I had one I let got far to long and it sounded deafening when I opened the hood. You can open your hood and listen and see for yourself. The water pump is on the belt line, left side under the hood, last pulley toward the rear.
Now if your asking can an oil change effect the water pump? No, not at all. Water pumps go sporadically.
It would be odd that you heard no noises before the oil change and now the water pump is loud enough to take notice after the oil change. The bearings usually go a little slower than that.
I would be interested in some more of the details to this. And what your overall concerns are. I'd be happy to further. help. Otherwise get a second opinion on your cars condition.
yes. the impellor on these engines have a tendency to come off the water pump.First you can see if the pump is working by removing a heater hose then have someone to start the engine. if the water sprays a good, solid stream out then the water pump is good. if the water just barely comes out or not at all then the pump is weak or "bad".
your filters should have prevented mud from getting to your injetors, water in the system can cause some problems but nothing so drastic as to change the injectors injector pump or the rail....change your filters, water collectors. make sure there is no more mud or water in your tank . not familiar with that particular engine but you may have to bleed the injection system....oh and get a new mechanic
CHANGE WATER PUMP WILL SAVE YOU SOME MONEY, TO CHANGE INTAKE GASKET HAVE TO DISAMBLE PART OF YOUR ENGINE , AND IF YOU NEVER HAVE CHANGED YOUR WATER PUMP IT WIL PREBENT FUTURE PROBLEMS. BUT DOESN'T MEANS THAT YOU NEED TO CHANGE WATER PUMP.
First thing first. I assume you have electric fan or fans, do they come on when it's starting to get hot?If they come on then you need to change your thermostat. If it's not opening after engine gets to temp 180 to 190 Im guessing then your coolant will not flow through engine. If after you change your thermostat make sure when you change it its spring side down toward engine.If it still runs hot after that probably need to check to make sure your water pump is working. Most of the time if a water pump is bad its will leak out a small weep hole after you turn the car off. I have seen at times when the impeller spin on the shaft and not pump water. You should be able to check that by taking the lower radiator hose off the water pump and see if its pumping water, some may come out but it should really blow out really good if its pumping. One of these solutions should fix your problem.