Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Water Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Note the radio security code and station presets.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain the coolant from the radiator, into a suitable container.
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  7. Remove the timing belt. refer to the Timing Belt replacement in this section for specific details.
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  9. On Odyssey models with the V6 engine, remove the timing belt tensioner. refer to the Timing Belt replacement in this section for specific details.
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  11. Remove the bolts that attach the pump to the cylinder block.
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  13. If available, locate the two 6.0 mm x 1.0 mm threaded holes opposite from one another on the outer perimeter of the water pump.
    1. Install by hand, two 6.0mm x 1.0mm bolts at least 1 in. (25mm) long, until resistance is felt.
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    3. Simultaneously turn each bolt one turn at a time until the water pump can be released from the engine block.
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  15. Remove the water pump.
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See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the water pump mounting-be sure to replace the O-ring during assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: If available, use the two 6.0 mm x 1.0 mm threaded holes on the water pump to release the pump from the engine block



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Fig. Fig. 3: Make sure the water pump O-ring is fully seated in the water pump. Using a non hardening gasket sealant will help to hold the seal in place during assembly

To install:
  1. Inspect and clean the O-ring mating surface on cylinder block.
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  3. Install a new O-ring on the water pump. Apply a non-hardening gasket sealant between the water pump O-ring and the pump to hold the O-ring in place during assembly.
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  5. Install the water pump onto the cylinder block and tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  7. On Odyssey models with the V6 engine, install the automatic timing belt tensioner, with the tensioner fully retracted using the special tool 14540-P8A-A01 or equivalent. refer to the Timing Belt replacement in this section for specific details.
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  9. Install the timing belt.
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  11. On 4-cylinder Odyssey models, open the cooling system bleed bolt located on the thermostat housing.
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  13. Set the heater to the full hot position.
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  15. Refill the radiator with a coolant mixture containing 50% antifreeze. Use only antifreeze formulated to prevent the corrosion of aluminum parts. Fill the radiator with the coolant solution.
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  17. On 4-cylinder Odyssey models, fill with coolant until the bleed bolt is free of air bubbles. Then, tighten the bleed bolt to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  19. Install the radiator cap loosely.
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  21. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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  23. Run the engine until the cooling fans cycle two times.
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  25. Turn the engine OFF and top off the cooling system as necessary.
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  27. Install the radiator cap and check for coolant leaks. Be sure the cooling fan turns on.
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  29. Recheck the coolant level and add more if necessary.
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  31. Enter the radio security code.
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