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Old 01-07-2006, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Water pump hell - Need advice ASAP - Updated!!

Hey guys, I'm at Bill'* place trying to replace my water pump. I have the drive belts, and alternator off. Coolant system is drained. The problem I have is that the FSM doesn't give a really good description on how to get the heater hose pipes removed from the engine, which is what I need to do in order to remove the accessory bracket.

Bill'* off fixing Cfoote'* three way electrical switches so I could -really- use some advice.
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There are clips, one bolted to the accessory bracket, and one bolted to the LIM. IIRC. Then pull.
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Yeah nevermind, I'm retarded. I figured it out a moment ago... Problem was leverage, I was looking for something to twist when all I needed to do was use a small flat head to weasel the inlet pipe out of the way.

Keep you guys posted.
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Okay, new problem -- I'm trying to get the bloody motor mount off. I have the main bolt out, and I removed the 2 bolts and 1 nut holding the bracket on. However, the Motor mount itself connected to the frame is being an absolut monster. The FSM describes 2 bolts which hold the mount horizontally. I've loosened those and according the diagram I should be able to remove the mount. However, I see 2 bolts from above as well, but for the life of me, I can't get leverage to remove them. Any ideas?
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New problem --

Motor mount is off (@#@#[email protected]# broken socket).

I remove the two bolts from the power steering pump and it has some give but it isn't allowing me to move it out of the way. I noticed 1 more bolt for the accessory bracket behind it which is in turn for some godforsaken reason hiding the last screw for the pump.

Is it possible to remove the power steering pump without removing the power steering lines? If so, how.

I'm at the last 100 yards here!
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I spoke to Aaron and called around as i had no experience with the L67.....we have Randman giving the phone support as i type this....
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Funny thing here.... everyone is saying where was Boosty for phone support.

Some unnamed party ran my cell phone from 100% battery to dead yesterday ....

He broke the socket by trying to tighten a motor mount bolt by mistake. I'm glad it was a motor mount bolt.. the socket is from Sears.

I got home about midnight and by 3am the only things left are to put on the accessory bracket, PS, Alt and betls..plus.. he had the accessory nearly shredded off.... we'll be checking tensioners as well.
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Wow. I got three calls yesterday on this and missed them all. Sorry guys. Looks like it'* working out ok now though.
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Wow. I got three calls yesterday on this and missed them all. Sorry guys. Looks like it'* working out ok now though.
Ya Boost was gone and Aaron called me....i was like...ya i did one on a L27 but that is not the same...Umm who has a S1.....OH Bill....lets call him
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