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See Figures 15, 16 and 17
3.8l (VIN K) engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
Remove the accessory drive belt.
Unfasten the four 8mm water pump pulley bolts, then remove the pulley.
Remove the four 3/8 in. bolts and four 1/2 in. bolts, then remove the water pump from the engine.
Remove and discard the gasket and thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces.
Fig. 15: Exploded view of the water pump and gasket mounting
Install a new gasket, then position the water pump over the gasket. Install the retaining bolts and tighten as follows:
Tighten (1) bolts, shown in the accompanying figure, to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
Tighten (2) bolts, shown in the accompanying figure, to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm). Fig. 16: Water pump bolt identification
Install the water pump pulley and secure with the four 8mm bolts.
Install the accessory drive belt.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Fill cooling system and check for leaks. Start the engine and allow to come to normal operating temperature. Check for leaks and top-off the coolant.
Fig. 17: Unfasten the retaining bolts, then remove the idler pulley