GM Camaro 1967-1981 Repair Guide

Water Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 7

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the four cooling fan-to-spacer bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... then remove the cooling fan and spacer or clutch, depending on the model, from the water pump pulley



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Fig. Fig. 3: Pull the water pump pulley off of the water pump drive flange



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the power steering pump and position it aside, without disconnecting any of the fluid lines



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the upper alternator bracket mounting bolts, then remove the bracket



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the water pump mounting bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then pull the water pump off of the front of the engine-small block V8 shown

Certain steps may not apply to all engines.

  1. Drain the radiator.
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  3. Loosen the fan pulley bolts.
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  5. Disconnect the heater hoses, lower radiator hose, and the bypass hose (if so equipped) at the water pump.
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  7. Loosen the alternator swivel bolt (remove the upper brace on V8s) and remove the fan belt.
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  9. Disconnect the power steering and air conditioning belts and swivel the power steering pump to one side (on Mark IV engines).
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  11. Remove the fan and pulley.
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Viscous drive fans should not be stored horizontally. The silicone fluid can leak out of the fan assembly if it is not kept upright.

  1. Remove the water pump-to-cylinder blockbolts and the power steering-to-pump bolts. Remove the water pump. On six-cylinder engines, remove the pump by pulling it straight out of the block.
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To install:
  1. Install the pump on the block with a new gasket.
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  3. Install the pump pulley and the fan onto the pump.
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  5. Connect the hoses and refill the cooling system. Install the remaining components, bolts, and belts.
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  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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