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Old 04-17-2003, 01:08 AM   #1
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Hi,
I have 222K miles on my 93 Bonneville. Last week I noticed a radiator fluid smell and spotted fluid seeping out onto the garage floor. When I drove it, I noticed an intermittent noise from the engine compartment (rattleing) and the leak got worse. It seems to be coming from the front of the engine, so I suspect the waterpump.
I thought no big deal, until I met the torque motor mount. I placed a jack and woodblock under the oil pan. I removed all fasteners, but could not remove the stud. Still can't budge the mount, not even a little bit.
I am open to any suggestions.
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Well, I finally managed to remove the torque mount. For anyone looking for an answer on the same topic I recommend the Tech article on this site as well as (believe it or not) a very thorough article on the Autozone website. http://www2.autozone.com
I never managed to remove the stud as recommended by some. I found I had to jack up the engine quite a bit before being able to remove the torque mount but I finally did it.
Now if only I could find that leak, because it still leaks despite the pump change.

Good Luck, it'* a dirty job!
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I tried the link, but it only goes to the home page. Can you paste a more specific link for the repair??
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This is the full link:

http://www2.autozone.com/servlet/UiB...3d8015ddd8.jsp
-this links you to the engine page and you can select water pump from there

or try the following steps from the home page:
Home > Repair Info > Troubleshooting > Vehicle Repair Guides >

then select your cars manual and so forth

While I don't particularly like Autozone, I was impressed with the amount of info I found there. especially the fact that you can click on the images and it opens a window with a much enlarged view.

By the way I found my leak. It was the plastic fitting that connected the small hose from the water pump to the manifold. Unfortunately it broke at the threads, leaving most of the plastic inside the threads. The next adventure begins....
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Just replaced a broken bypass fitting on my '92 SE.

This was an easy repair!

Got a new fittng from the dealer. The replacement fitting is metal!
Later found the same fitting at Pep Boys for a few less $$$. :(
Found a replacement bypass hose at NAPA.

Remove the serpentine belt, and then the alternator.
This only takes a few minutes, and makes getting to the fitting
a LOT easier.

I was able to get the remainder of the old fitting out of the manifold by
inserting a serrated knife into the fitting and turning it - came out real easy!

Installed the new fitting. A 1.125" standard socket fit the nut, but I'm guessing
it is metric (28mm?). Could not find a torque spec for the fitting, so I just made
sure it was tight. Fitting has an O-ring, so best not to over-tighten.

Installed new hose. Had to trim off about 1" to make it fit just right.

Replaced alternator and belt.
Refilled and bled cooling system.
Job done!
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Finally peeled out the rest of the fitting. Replaced the fitting with the new metal one from the dealer (cost $15US). Car runs, and so far no leaks. The new waterpump and serpentine belt are so much quieter, the engine seems to run smoother. All is good! And I learned something.
Thanks to everyone for your advice. Every bit helped.
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That is a great site! Thanks.
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