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