REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 7
- Place a clean drain pan under the radiator. Remove the drain plug from the front side of the engine block and the drain the cooling system to a level below the water pump.
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
- If the water pump and alternator operate from the same drive belt, loosen the alternator bolts, move the alternator toward the cylinder block and remove the drive belt.
- Remove the pulley-to-water pump bolts and the pulley.
- Remove the water pump-to-engine bolts and the pump together with the pulley and the O-ring seal.
- Using a putty knife, clean the gasket mounting surfaces.
- To install, use a new O-ring (or gasket) and reverse the removal procedures. Torque the water pump-to-engine bolts to 9 ft. lbs. and the pulley-to-water pump bolts to 9 ft. lbs. Adjust the drive belt tension. Refill and bleed the cooling system. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures and check for leaks.