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Old 12-26-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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I am now on the end of day two trying to replace a water pump on a 1995 bonneville ssei supercharged. I can't find the last bolt on the alternator bracket that needs to come out so i can get to the last water pump bolt. the top moves but the bottom seems tight. I found the one behind the power steering pump and two in the middle but where is the other one.. please tell me where the last one is. It must be on the bottom as the top of the bracket moves.
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he doesnt mention taking out the alt
https://www.gmforum.com/mechanical-134/water-pump-removal-279222/

edit: never mind see other thread. you should try to keep it to one thread.
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OK, you say the top of the bracket moves, but the bottom does not. Makes me think you have all the bolts and it'* the coolant elbow that is holding the bracket to the timing cover.
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OK, you say the top of the bracket moves, but the bottom does not. Makes me think you have all the bolts and it'* the coolant elbow that is holding the bracket to the timing cover.
I removed that already. Any other suggestions?
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I believe that elbow is part of the bracket.
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Yep, should look something like this...





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Lol, I had a leaking water pump and I tried to take it out... needless to say it ended up getting RTVed-up and will wait until next summer!
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