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Waterpump i am trying to change a water pump on the non turbo. the bolts are too long to get out of the bracket that is attached to the motor for the motor mount! which is preventing me to get it out along with the front timing beltcover. do you have any ideas?

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  • shady10 Jul 02, 2008

    thats nice to know but that is if the engine is mounted inline with vehicle, that would work but this is transverse mounted!



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Disconnect battery, drain the radiator of coolant, move it out of the way, then remove the fan shroud that has a top section and a bottom section, once you have that out of the way, remove the upper and lower radiator hoses, the heater hoses that connect to the water pump too, now remove the fan from the water pump
you might have either ac, alternator or power steering in the way, and have other bolts. but basically after you have all the rest of the engine removed it is easy to get the water pump off. clean all new surface area's where gaskets touch , use indian head gasket sealer, its the best kind, when you put the new water pump on the engine make sure all the old gaskets are removed and wire brush the water pump housing, use gasket sealer, let it dry ,then put all the hoses back on, the power steering, alternator etc, all back in place, fill up the radiator, let it get to 190% temp, and make sure the thermostat opens, then you know everythings working,

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