Corvette 2005-2008

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air intake duct
     
    Drive belt
     
    Inlet and outlet hoses from the water pump
     
    Heater hoses from the water pump
     
    Water pump retaining bolts from the engine
     
    Water pump and gasket

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting assembly

     

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To install:

  1. Clean the sealing surfaces on the water pump and engine block.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket and water pump
     
    Torque the bolts, first to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm) and then to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
     
    Heater hoses to the water pump
     
    Radiator inlet and outlet hoses to the water pump
     
    Drive belt
     
    Air intake duct
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  5. Fill the cooling system.
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  7. Start the vehicle and check for leaks.
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