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Ratle near pullys constent mech. said belt then changed to water pump

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Check for a noisy Idler Pulley.

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How to change the water pump on 2000saturnsl2


Here is that info.
Have a full set of Torx sockets inaddition to the normal ones.

Support the engine.
Remove the air filter box.
Remove the front engine mount.
Pick an order here for the belt and pullies.

What ever will work for you. This is because the serpentine belt will llikely not stop the pullies from spinning. A flat pry bar through two of the bolts on the water and PS pullies while you loosen the third works better. Be careful as the bolt heads round easily.

Remove the water pump pulley.
Remove the power steering pulley.
Remove the serpentine belt.
Remove the lower crank pulley. Outer bolts not the center one
Remove the belt tensioner.
Remove the timing belt covers.
Put a coolant catch pan under the front of the engine.
Remove the water pump.
Clean the sealing surfaces. install the new pump anbd reinsatll the removed parts.
Fill the cooling system and hope that the heater core did not drain. The heater core tends to air lock if it is drained of coolant. This is why the coolant is best drained by removing the water pump and not draining the rad and the entire system.
Run the engine until you have good heat in the car with out having to rev the engine.
Check and top the coolant level as needed

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After changed a new water pump,timing belt,idler pully,tensioner for 2004 lexus ls 430, when start engine has a noise look like from pully


COULD BE A BAD BEARING IN THE IDLER PULLY OR THE TENSIONER ON THE TIMING BELT OR THE SERPENTINE BELT. IF ITS A SQUEEL IT MAY BE SOME COOLANT GOT ON THE SERPENTINE BELT. TRY TO WASH THE BELT WITH WATER AND LET DRY COMPLETELY. IF NOISE REMAINS RETURN TO THE SHOP THAT DID THE WORK.

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Alternator and water pump belt squeek and often burst


Inncorrect alignment due to past repairs being faulty, wrong belt size, pullies not installed correctly on associated driven units. Have a different mech look at pully alignment and belt, the current mechanic is making the same mistake over and over.
Good luck

Aug 24, 2011 | 2006 Suzuki Swift

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Whaere is the water pump located


The water pump is on the top right hand side of the engine if you standing on the passenger side looking at the front of the engine. Keep in mind that the water pump only goes back on one way, so make sure that you have it clocked right or the bolts wont line back up. Remove the water pump pully first before you take the belt off. This makes it easier to break the pully bolts loose and then remove the water pump bolts. Then after, put the pully back on and then the belt and then tighten the pully bolts, the belt will help hod the pully for you.


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Aug 08, 2011 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

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Where is the water pump on a Grand am pontiac 1993


should be behind the timing casing on the front of of the engine block or possibly behind the third belt pully but they changed them on most year models try looking around behind the alternator near to where the pully joins the belt going to the engine block

Jan 23, 2011 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

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What are the steps to replace the water pump on 1996 lexus es300


Hi, you will need some special tool like : External torx (star)socket, pully and regular tool (# 10,12,14 etc..metric) to change the water pump. First, you need to clear the room for the job because such as Two belts -(alternator,air cond., pump ect and pully) need to disconnected and take out the plastic cover, tire e.t.c. There are about ten bolts. The water pump is inside the plastic cover which turns by the timing belt. I strongly recomment to change the timing belt at the same time ($30.00-timing belt- It last about 80000-90,000 miles). Remember to mark the timing gear carefully when you take the timing belt out. This will help you put the timing belt back in the right degree for the engine perform. Water pump can only replace after the timing belt is disconnected.
Take care

Aug 03, 2010 | 1996 Lexus ES 300

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If my water pump needs to be replaced will there be other changes I may need to do?


in most cars the water pump is outside the engine and is driven by the serpentine belt (that also drive the generator and air conditoner) ... so its a good idea to change that belt since it involves no increase in labor (they may charge for it but it takes no more effort to install a new belt then the old) ... also inspection of the belt tensioner and idler pully is a more than a good idea .. they may have frozen pivots or bad bearings that will cause later failures ...if they are in good shape then no need to change them unless they are available at a reasonable cost .. most off the shelf antifreeze contains silicates and thats responsible for most water pump failures .. silicate free antifreeze is available but at a higher cost .. thats money well spent... some cars have the water pump driven by the timing belt inside the timing belt housing .. now that can involve much more labor .. its prudent to change the timing belt and any warn idler or tensioner pullies while you are at it ... timing belt driven water pump repairs are expensive but those extra parts wont add a lot to the bill but will increase long term reliability greatly ... on a few cars the whole front end must be removed in order to change the water pump or even thermostat .. thats additonal labor ... hope you dont have one of those ..

Jun 30, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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How do you replace the water pump on a 2002 mazda 626 4cyl? does it interact with the timing belt?


hi from uk the 626 water pump is not driven by timing belt but by another drive belt so easy to change after removal of under wing cover to access /see pump b4 you remove drive belt would advise you to slacken off the water pump pully 1st while it is held by drive belt to prevent turning ? then with belt off /pully removed pump is more accessable hope this helps?

Dec 11, 2009 | 2002 Mazda 626

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Keeps throwing the belt off


I had the exact same problem, except it was shredding the belt as well. It even jumped off the pully after just distance down the road. Come to find out the idler (which had been changed out with what was "supposed" to be the right one) was the wrong one. It looked right, but after changing the idler out we have not had this problem again.

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How do I change the water pump on a '91 capri?


its pretty easy to do so all you have to do is remove both drive belts then unbolt the four bolts on the bottom pully. the double will then come off. remove the top and bottom timing covers in that order you will have to remove the water pump pully first. then mark your timing belt to ensure you get it back in time properly when reassembling. then loosen the timing belt tensenor pull timing belt off and let hang. then remove the water pump bolt then water pump. Install in reverse order. Make sure you clean the mating surface for the water pump.

Mar 16, 2009 | 1991 Mercury Capri

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