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I need to replace my water pump.. I have a new timing belt and tensioner on it.. do i need to replace the belt again? and How do i get the water pump off and keep it in time?

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    Why would you replace a new belt?

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The pump should have been replaced when the belt was. Most shops will not replace just the pump without changing the belt. If you are doing it yourself it's fine. To keep everything lined up use a grease pencil and draw lines on the belt aand pulleys in two places on each pulley. This should make it pretty much impossible to get it wrong.

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2. Remove the upper timing belt cover.

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Water Pump - Removal & Installation
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Alright, here's a pic of the mechanicals:
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The bad news is on your vechile you have to remove the timing belt, but here's a step by step.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the drive belts.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  2. Remove the pump assembly mounting bolts.
  3. Separate the pump assembly from water pipe and remove.
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  10. Install drive belts.
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The timing belt can be inspected by removing the upper (front outer) timing cover.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belts.
  3. Remove the timing belt covers.
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  5. Loosen timing belt tensioner bolt and remove timing belt.
  6. Remove the crankshaft sprocket flange.
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  2. Rotate the (inner) camshaft sprocket until mark on (inner) camshaft sprocket is lined up with the timing mark on alternator bracket.
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