It'* not the mother****** water pump!
Just so you all know, if you're ever working on a '96 or earlier *-10 with the 2.2 litre 4 cylinder, THE COOLING FAN IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE WATER PUMP.
Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest. Me and a buddy went to two different parts stores today looking for the bearing pack that attaches to the pulley/fan for his pickup, and the jerk-offs at both places tried to tell us the fan was connected to the water pump and we needed a new pump. We finally had to rip open a new Chilton'* to show them the picture with the caption that says "97 and newer models have the fan bolted directly to the water pump. 96 and earlier models have the water pump in a different location than the fan."
If the retards could have tried to understand what we were saying, rather than convince us that we were wrong and it was, indeed, a water pump, we may have spent some money at their places of business. As it turns out, we're going to the junkyard early tomorrow to get a used assembly. God, sometimes I hate people!
1997 SE w/SLE package
"White curse? I think it'* more like.... WHITE FURY!" - MyLittleBlackBird