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Do you have to remove the timing belt to replace the water pump on a 1999 mercury mystique gs 2.0L

  • 1 Open the hood and disconnect the negative cable terminal from the battery using a wrench. This is the cable connected to the post with the negative sign next to it.
  • 2 Place a large drain pan under the radiator, open the radiator drain valve and loosen the radiator cap. Allow all the coolant to drain from the radiator and then close the radiator valve. Remove the drain pan from under the vehicle and cover it if you plan to reuse it later.
  • 3 Unfasten the two bolts from the top engine cover, which shields the water pump pulley. Use a ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. When removing the cover detach the crankcase ventilation tube from the edge of the cover by hand.
  • 4 Raise the front of your car with a floor jack, support it with two jack stands and chock the rear wheels with a couple of wooden blocks.
  • 5 Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise using a breaker bar with a 3/8-inch driver. Insert the breaker bar driver in the square hole of the belt tensioner. Hold the belt tensioner in the release position and lift the drive belt from the pulleys. Slowly release the belt tensioner to its original position.
  • 6 Loosen the clamps holding the two hoses to the water pump using a Phillips-head screwdriver and detach the hoses from the water pump.
  • 7 Unfasten the three bolts that hold the water pump and housing assembly to the engine using a ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. Remove the water pump from the engine.
  • 8 Unfasten the water pump body from the water pump housing bolts using the ratchet and socket.
  • Installing the water pump. 9 Remove old gasket traces from the mating surface of the water pump housing using a plastic scraper. Install a new water pump gasket following the instructions of the new pump manufacturer.
  • 10P osition the new water pump in place over the housing and install the mounting bolts by hand. Tighten the bolts to 18 foot-pounds using a torque wrench and a socket.
  • 11 Place the water pump assembly in position on the engine of your Mercury Mystique and install the new bolts (part number W701544) by hand. Tighten the bolts to 13 foot-pounds using the torque wrench, short ratchet extension and socket.
  • 12 Rotate the three water pump assembly bolts clockwise an additional 95 degrees using the socket, short ratchet extension and a degree wheel.
  • 13 Attach the two hoses to the water pump and tighten the hose clamps with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Reinstall the drive belt using the breaker bar.
  • 14 Lower your Mercury Mystique off the jack stands.
  • 15 Replace the top engine cover with the ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. Refill the radiator with coolant and tighten the radiator cap.
  • 16 Connect the battery cable to the negative battery post using the wrench. Start the engine, check for coolant leaks around the water pump and add more coolant to the radiator, if necessary.

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How to remove 1991 Pontiac Grand Am Alternator

well get a heavy duty rachet like a craftsman get the right socket and maybe one or 2 extentions or none if you dont need them then get a cheater bar and use it on the ratchet my cheater bar is a metal pipe

Oct 15, 2012 | 1991 Pontiac Grand Am

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1999 2.3 supercharged mazda millenia s; need user/repair manual and help fixing/replacing water pump

Hello, Here are the steps for removing and reinstalling your water pump.
  1. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  2. Put a drain pan under the radiator and drain the coolant. Drain the coolant out via the drain plug on the radiator.
  3. When drained close the drain plug.
  4. Put another drain pan under the timing belt cover.
  5. Now you need to remove the timing belt cover.
  6. Use a ratchet and remove all the bolts to the time belt cover.
  7. Remove timing belt cover.
  8. When you get the cover off remove the timing belt.
  9. ***NOTE*** due to the time, labor and potential cost of replacing the water pump and the fact that the timing belt is right there it is recommend to put a new timing belt on during the installation process.
  10. Remove the bolts that secure the coolant inlet pipe with a ratchet.
  11. Remove the pipe and gasket.
  12. Remove the belt and idler pulley attached to the water pump. Don't get and coolant or grease on it.
  13. Now you need to remove the mounting bolts from the water pump with a ratchet.
  14. Remove the pump.
  15. Inspect the seating of the gasket real well.
  16. Remove all the crud off it with a lint free rag, I repeat lint free rag.
Now to install the new water pump
  1. Install the new water pump with the new gaskets provided. Never reuse the old gaskets.
  2. Install mounting bolts and torque them at 14-18 foot pounds.
  3. There is a bolt that will connect the alternator bracket to the water pump that needs to be torqued at 23-38 foot-pounds.
  4. Reinstall the idler pulleys and tighten down with your ratchet.
  5. Replace the gasket for the coolant intake pipe with the new gasket.
  6. Now torque the remaining bolts to 14-18 foot pounds.
  7. Slide the [hopefully new] timing belt back.
  8. Reattach the timing covers.
  9. Tighten them bolts with your ratchet.
  10. Use a mix of 50% water and 50% antifreeze and fill up the radiator and overfill.
  11. Squeeze the radiator hoses a few times to get the air out of the hoses.
  12. Hook your battery back up.
  13. Start the car and let it heat up to full running temperature, with the heat on and check for leaks.
  14. Now top off the coolant level again.
  15. Go for a short drive.
  16. Reinspect for leak.
  17. End of job.
Regards, Tony

Mar 24, 2011 | Mazda Millenia Cars & Trucks

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Replacing timing belt on 1984 toyota hilux

This is a little walk through of replacing the timing chain guide (straight guide, not the curved) without taking apart the whole front end of the motor apart. This is a difficulty rating 3/5, though this was really easy for me, many others may find this pretty tricky to do. You will need to take it slow and not to rush this process. It took me just under 30 minutes to do this, but you can look at it taking around an hour or more. There are tools you will need to have to do this job or else you will have to tear down the timing cover which is rated at 11.9 hours on a 4wd with power steering and A/C.

I have performed this on three Toyota trucks, all a success!

First off is the tools you will need, one is the most crucial and that is a long double box end, 0° Offset wrench, one side needs to be a 12mm. This tool is what makes it all possible.


Other tools as followed:
From top to bottom:
a) extra long, heavy duty (cannot flex) flat blade screw driver
b) 19mm shallow socket x2
c) 1/2' torque wrench
d) long 1/2' ratchet (flex head makes it a little easier)
e) 12mm 0° Offset wrench (has to be at least a foot long, this is the most important tool!!!)
f) 1/2' standard lenght ratchet

g) part pickup tool
h) 1/4' standard ratchet
i) medium length extension with 8mm socket
j) 1/4' long flex head ratchet (optional)
k) regular 12mm wrench

(not pictures is a 12mm socket to be used on the flex head 1/4' ratchet during removal of valve cover)

Now for the guide replacement:
(a) Remove the ground strap from the body.
(b) Remove the four nuts and seals.
(c) Remove the valve cover.

(a) Turn the crankshaft (using the 1/2' short ratchet with 19mm socket) until the No. 1 cylinder position is
set at TDC compression. (note take off distributor cap to verify firing on #1 cylinder. MARK on the distributor with marker or paint pen for the position of the rotor!!!)
(b) Place matchmarks on the sprocket and chain.
(c) Remove the half-circular plug.

(d) Remove the cam sprocket bolt. **(torque spec is 60ftlbs) (keeping the crankshaft in place with the smaller 1/2' ratchet, and using the long one to break the bolt loose, after that yoy should be able to unscrew by hand)

SHAFT THRUST PLATE (the distributor rotor will move out of place, thus the importance of marking the distributor)

Remove the cam sprocket and chain from the cam-
shaft and leave on the vibration damper.

a) once you remove the cam sprocket, using string or wire, tie the chain off the the side out of the way.
(note: the purple wire holding the chain the the throttle body side)

b) once the chain is out of the way, using the long box 12mm 0° Offset wrench to take out the two bolts holding the straight guide in place(be extra carefull when taking out the bolts as they can fall into the oil pan). Take your time on this step since it is the most time consuming. Pull out all the old pieces of the old guide and once complete, install the new guide taking care to not drop the bolts. It is easier to install the top bolt first, but not tight as the guide will need to be able to move a little when installing the bottom bolt. The bottom bolt is the trickiest to install but patience is key here. Once the bottom is tight, set the top bolt tight as well and reinstall the rest of the components in reverse order!


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How do i change a water pump on a 2.2ltr engine

Damage to the cylinder heads or other parts of the engine will result if the temperature rises too high. breakage image by Rina from

If the water pump in your Pontiac Sunfire is making noise or has started leaking, it's time to replace it. The water pump is responsible for moving water and coolant through the engine, to the radiator and back to the block. The coolant absorbs the heat from the engine, then cools down in the radiator before returning to the engine. If the water pump is not working, the engine will begin to heat up until the it overheats; damage to the cylinder heads or other parts of the engine will result if the temperature rises too high.

  • Remove the negative battery cable from the battery with a wrench and set it aside. Isolate the cable from the battery so it can not accidentally make contact with the terminals.
  • Position a drain pan under the radiator drain on the bottom of the radiator. Open the valve with a wrench and allow the coolant to drain from the system. When the coolant stops draining from the valve, close the valve securely.
  • Remove the serpentine belt from the car by placing a ratchet and socket on the tensioner and turning it counterclockwise. Slide the belt off the pulleys and move the tensioner back to the free arm position.
  • Remove the alternator from the mounting bracket by removing the mounting bolts with a socket and ratchet. Lay the alternator off to one side where it will be out of the way.
  • Remove the three mounting bolts that hold the pulley on the water pump. Use a socket and ratchet to turn the bolts counterclockwise, then slide the bolts and pulley off the water pump flange.
  • Remove the four water pump mounting bolts with a socket and ratchet, then remove the pump from the engine block. Scrape off any remaining gasket material from the block with a gasket scraper
  • Position the new water pump with a new gasket into the hole in the engine block and install the four mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts with a socket and ratchet, then torque them to 22 foot-pounds with a torque wrench.
  • Slide the water pump pulley on to the front of the water pump and install the three mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 18 foot-pounds with a torque wrench.
  • Reinstall the alternator into the mounting bracket and secure it by installing the two mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts with a socket and ratchet. Reinstall the serpentine belt over the accessory pulleys.
  • Fill the radiator with new coolant at a mix ratio of 50 percent water to 50 percent coolant.

  • Connect the negative battery cable to the battery and tighten the retaining bolt with a wrench. Start the car and allow it to run while filling the radiator with coolant. It will continue to take coolant until the system is full.
  • Replace the radiator cap and let the car run until it reaches normal operating temperature. Visually verify that there are no leaks from the pump and watch the temperature to ensure the car does not over heat and runs within the normal range

  • Dec 12, 2010 | 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

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    How to remove alternator on a 2005 range rover

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    Very little power to craftsman 3/8 ratchet. air pressure set at 80pi.

    add a few drops of marvel mystrey oil to the ail line opening to clean it out and try it again

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    96 Chezy Blazer Manual Transmission Removal

    Did you remove the transmission lines too? did you remove the linkage from the gear selector to the transmission? And last. Did you remove the plate near the bell housing? If you remove that plate you'll see the flywheel teeth that the starter engages to to spin the engine over.. And you'll see bolts holding the torque converter to the flywheel. You need to remove one bolt.... Turn the engine over by hand at the crankshaft with a ratchet until the next bolt is in a position to remove. Remove it and continue till all the bolts are off.... Then try to remove the transmission... You absolutely have to unbolt the torque converter or it won't pull out. The space to get those bolts out will be fairly tight.. A ratchet wrench would be the fastest. A regular ratchet might fit.. But if it doesn't a box end wrench will work.

    Apr 22, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

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    Replace water pump

    REMOVAL: 1) Remove the plastic belt routing diagram (there is a bolt underneath if I remember correctly)(yep, 8mm). 2) Using a 3/8 breaker bar or a ratchet, insert into the belt tensioner and push toward the back of the engine enough to release tension on the belt with one hand, and with the other hand, remove the belt from the water pump pulley. Then remove the bar/ratchet from the tensioner. 3) Remove the 4 bolts holding the shiny pulley onto the water pump (11mm). 3a) Large catchpan underneath, there's more coolant in there than it looks like. 4) With a ratchet and possibly a short extension, carefully remove the 5 bolts that hold the water pump onto the block (8mm). 5) Pry the water pump away from the block and clean both surfaces so they are free of gasket material. INSTALL: 1) Line up the gasket and *carefully* fit the new water pump onto the block. The holes are very easy to line up wrong because they are almost, but not quite, equally spaced from each other, so be VERY careful you have all 5 holes lined up right. 2) Screw each bolt in a few tuns to make sure they all go in smoothly. If you get any resistance (it will feel like it's crossthreaded), you have the holes wrong, and you need to rotate the water pump so the holes are lined up right. I can't stress this enough. 3) Torque all the bolts down (I can't recall the exact in/lbs - sorry) in a star pattern. 4) Mount the pulley onto the water pump shaft, torque bolts down (an air ratchet helps greatly here as the shaft will try to spin when the bolts start getting tight). 5) Release the tension as explained in step 2 at the top, put the belt back on the water pump pulley & double check to make sure it's on all the other pulleys while you're at it. 6) Bolt the plastic bolt routing diagram back onto the head. 7) Refill the resevoir and bleed the system of air. That's it! It's an hour or so job if you've never done it before. Note, if you're not using a gasket, get some water pump gasket sealer and make a gasket around the entire diameter of the mounting surface of the water pump. Remember to make little circles around the bolt holes also.

    May 15, 2008 | 1999 Pontiac Montana

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