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How do i remove the water pump pulley or impeller so I can replace the leaky seal and re-install the pump? Do i need a puller ? If so, do I pull off the impeller or the pulley?

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You don`t remove the impeller.The new one comes with it.Just remove the water pump and install the new one.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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