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Can not get one of the bolts off for water pump

There is a wheel in front of one of the bolts for the water pump and can not figuire out how to get the wheel off to remove the bolt

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  • rybic Aug 21, 2008

    I am having the same problem. There is a pully in front of one of the bolts. How do I move it to get to the bolt?

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I just change the water pump on mine 98 and you got to take off the power steering pump to get the last bolt out

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There should be holes in the pulley that you put a socket through, other wise you need to use a wrench and a hammer to go behind the pulley. Plan on skinnin' up your knuckles and drinkin a beer or 2...

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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    Daniel Jenkins Aug 29, 2008

    Most water pumps you simply take bolts off the pulley and take the pulley off.. However, some pulleys are pressed on and you need to use a pulley puller to take the pulley off the old pump and put onto the new pump.

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Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the exhaust manifold..
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Use the access plate bolts to attach J43651 to the engine front cover.
  8. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • 2 Bolts that secure the water pump to the engine block.
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  1. Use a threaded stud in the hub to align the water pump sprocket.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump.
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    • Feed pipe that joins the thermostat housing to the water pump.
    • Front cover bolt and the bolt that secures the engine block to the water pump. Tighten the bolts to 15 ft lbs (20 Nm).
    • 2 of the bolts that secure the water pump sprocket to the water pump.
  3. Remove the threaded stud.
  4. Install the last bolt.
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  5. Remove J 43651.
  6. Install the access plate on the water pump sprocket to the timing cover.
  7. Install the access plate bolts.
    • Tighten the bolts to 18 in lbs (10 Nm).
  8. Install the front fender liner.
  9. Install the right front tire and wheel.
  10. If equipped with an automatic transmission, install the exhaust manifold.
  11. Fill the cooling system.
  12. Connect the battery ground cable.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
  2. Drain the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the exhaust manifold.
  4. Remove the coolant intake pipe as follows:
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    3. Remove the engine splash shield.
    4. Remove the bolts from the transaxle-to-engine block brace and remove the brace.
    5. Remove the radiator hose from the coolant inlet pipe.
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    7. Remove the coolant inlet pipe, thermostat and seal.
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  6. Disconnect the heater hose quick connect from the heater outlet pipe.
  7. Remove the front timing chain cover and the chain tensioner.
  8. Unfasten the water pump-to-cylinder block bolts.
  9. Remove the water pump-to-timing chain housing nuts.
  10. Remove the water pump and cover mounting bolts and nuts.
  11. Remove the water pump and cover as an assembly. Separate the two pieces after removal.
  12. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
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  2. Install and hand tighten the pump cover mounting bolts.
  3. Install water pump cover assembly.
  4. Install and hand tighten the cover-to-block mounting bolts.
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  13. Install the timing chain and tensioner.
  14. Lower the vehicle.
  15. Connect the oxygen sensor.
  16. Fill cooling system and check the system for leaks.
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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
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To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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  5. Connect the battery ground cable.
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1. Open the radiator petcock and the engine drain plug on the passenger's side. Drain the cooling system. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain the engine coolant.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    Fig. Remove the water pump sprocket access plate from the timing cover -2.2L engine
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I don't have pictures for you but here is instructions:
Drain all the coolant.
Jack up the car on the front passenger side.
Remove the passenger side wheel.
Put a jack under the oil pan.
Detach the engine mounts on the passenger side of the car.
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