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Old 03-24-2003, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default How do i remove the water pump?

I've got no books to look at, so here'* where i am
i got the alt, alt support, resivoir, and lower radiador hose off
but i cant get the water pump off, what are the chances of it being welded? j/k there'* prolly a bolt i cant find or something but where are they all? i kinda got to put this back together soon... my sister cant drive my stick-shift p/u and i have had my fun driving her around... could i also get a heads up on anything else that may get me confuseded
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i did get the pump pulley off. I started taking off 13mm and 10mm bolts working around the water pump, i got a few out and the front of the water pump fell off. It fell right off. its like it split in half or something. but whatever it just got dark so ill have to work more on it tomorrow
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hey i just thought of something i need, when can you be by my house?
heh, i think thats the only way this will get done. The front of the motor looks like nothing ive ever seen
i expected the front of the water pump the have four bolts and pop right off, it had eight..
I'm really lost now looking at the front of the engine. I tihnk ill just pull the harmonic and go from there tommorrow, as i expect the back half of the water pump is cast into the timing cover... craziest thing ive ever seen
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It sounds like you're doing just fine so far. BTW, it'* just the way its designed.
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ok, now iv'e pulled the harmonic, but i yet agin cant figure out how to get this thing apart, where are the bolts holding on the timing cover? hopefully more light will help but im really lost here...
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no... actually i forgot to say in this thread but im replacing the timing chain
but thanks for letting me know i might be doin dumb stuff, that might come in handy later
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I am also replacing my water pump and was wondering if anyone has a diagram on putting the belt back on? I need to know how exactly it winds around.
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i been staring at that sticker for three days now...
so i replicated it the best i could
http://theboystx.tripod.com/bonnevillebeltrouting.jpg
you have to type it in... tripod has a big fit about showing pictures on other websites..
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I changed the water pump and found the diagram but now I can't get the belt on. I believe the idler wheel should move up but can't figure out how to move it. please help asap as I am working on it right now!
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there is a bolt in the center of the idler pulley, put a rachet on it and rotate the idler out of the way
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