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Old 02-04-2010, 04:11 PM   #21
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OK I'm not trying to remove the timing cover just the pump as pictured. As near as I can tell in the pic there are six bolts. Is there a elbow or something going into the block like on the tensioner that could be stuck?
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I'll look for more bolts.
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I did the water pump on my 96 se a year or two ago. I cant remember how many bolts but the only one i difficult one was behind steering pully, the motor mounts did not impede.
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Dan...Sorry for the confusion (on my part) about the w/p.

I did find one more bolt but the engine mount would need to be removed.

Is it necessary to split the water pump from the engine block??

I have already removed the shaft/impeller part and now ready to put back together.

I just want to be sure to do everthing needed the 1st time.

What do you guys think??
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You only need to remove the part I showed in the picture, that'* the part with the impeller. The rest stays on the block.
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