Camaro, Firebird, 1999 - 2002

Water Pump

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Removal & Installation



3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Radiator inlet hose from the water pump
     
    Water pump pulley
     
    Water pump

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting-3.8L engine

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Water pump using a new gasket. Torque the water pump bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm), plus an additional 80 degree rotation.
     
    Water pump pulley. Torque the bolts to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Radiator inlet hose to the water pump
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  

5.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system by removing the block coolant drain plug and the knock sensor.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Electrical connector from the cooling fan
     
    Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor electrical connector
     
    Mass Airflow (MAF) sensor electrical connector
     
    Air intake duct
     
    Outlet hose from the water outlet
     
    Inlet hose from the water pump
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Inlet hose from the radiator
     
    Both cooling fan assemblies
     
    Drive belt
     
    Drive belt tensioner pulley
     
    Vent hose from the radiator
     
    Water pump pulley
     
    Water pump

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting and related components-5.7L engines

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Drain plug
     
    Water pump using a new gasket. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) on 1999 models and 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 2000-02 models.
     
    Water pump pulley. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Vent hose to the radiator
     
    Drive belt tensioner pulley. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Drive belts
     
    Cooling fans
     
    Inlet hose to the radiator
     
    Air cleaner assembly. Torque the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Inlet hose to the water pump
     
    Outlet hose to the water outlet
     
    Air intake duct
     
    IAT and MAF sensor electrical connectors
     
    Coolant fan electrical connectors
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  

 
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