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Old 07-07-2007, 05:24 PM   #11
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YES! the 1/4" drive worked barely. Got it off changed the pump and gasket refilled and purged the cooling system, runs cool and no leaks! Thanks for the encouragement not to cut up the old pump even though its only a $4 core but thats still $4 i can use for fuel.
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Oh, I thought you were taking about cutting off the pulley bolt heads. It would take some serious cutting to get through the hub, I believe it is pretty thick stainless pressed into the aluminum snout.
I'm glad it worked out okay.
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Did notice a little puddle under the car at work today after doing some deliveries in it but I think it was just condensation from running the AC since it wasn't warm water and it was clear not green from anti-freeze.
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Yes, it drips right there in the water pump neighborhood. Try idling the car in your driveway until it warms up without the AC on to be sure it isn't the water pump.
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I did that after I put the new pump on and not a drip. Which is good because the cable for the hood release has frayed at the latch inside so getting the hood open might be tricky.
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Hi, All.

My water pump is leaking and I want to replace it. FYI. Car is 1988 Olds Delta 88 (3800 V6 engine).

My problem is I can't figure out how to remove the pulley from my water pump.

There are 4 small pulley bolts on the face of the pulley wheel. I remove those, no problem. Then the instructions say something about removing a long bolt via a access hole. Here'* the link to the instructions from Autozone.

Step #4 is whats unclear to me...

"Unfasten the water pump pulley bolts, (long bolt removed through access hole provided in the body side rail), then remove the pulley."

Is there actually another bolt holding the pulley on? I don't see it.

Appreciate any help.

jasper

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBr...3d8015dc18.jsp
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This is an old thread, and you should have started your own. However, I'm still going to help ya :P

That blurb of instructions doesn't make sense to me either. Here are instructions that I wrote a while back at lesabreT:

http://www.lesabret.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6106

Its just 4 bolts on the pulley, and 8 bolts on the pump itself. You shouldn't need any special tools or goofy extensions as its pretty easy to do.
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Alibi,
mann, I appreciate your help.
This job should be done by now.
I have the belt off and washer jug and alternator
moved out of the way.
The only obstacle right now is the pulley.
All (4) 10mm bolts have been removed, but it still feels like something is
holding it on. I tapped on it lighly with a hammer and it won't budge.
Theres obviously another bolt as the manual states, but it
doesn't show a picture of where it is.
I just don't get it.

thanks,

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Hit it harder.
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yeah, I'm about ready to take a sledge hammer to it.

I sprayed it with wd40 last night, but it didn't help.
It must really be seized on there.

I'm worried if I damage the pulley getting it off, I may have trouble finding
a new one. I checked AutoZone online and the part isn't listed.

Oh, one more question. Do I need to disconnect the heater and radiator
hoses before removing the water pump?

thanks,
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