Mazda Car 2005-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    CAUTION
    Never remove the cooling system cap or loosen the radiator drain plug while the engine is running, or when the engine and radiator are hot. Scalding engine coolant and steam may shoot out and cause serious injury. It may also damage the engine and cooling system.

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  3. Remove the battery cover.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Drain the engine coolant.
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  9. Remove the air cleaner.
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  11. Loosen the water pump pulley bolt and remove the drive belt.
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  13. Remove the water pump pulley, pump and the o-ring
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal, refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
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  17. Refill the engine coolant, start the vehicle and inspect for leaks.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water pump assembly-MX-5 Miata

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2.0L (Lf) & 2.3L (L3) Engines-Mazda 3 & Mazda 6 Models



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery cover and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the under cover and splash shield as an assembly.
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  7. Drain the cooling system.
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  9. Position the coolant reservoir tank aside with the hose still attached.
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  11. Remove the plug hole plate.
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  13. Loosen the water pump pulley bolt and position the drive belt aside.
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  15. Remove the water pump pulley.
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  17. Remove the water pump bolts, the pump and the O-ring.

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    Fig. Water pump mounting and related components-Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 models equipped with the 2.0L (LF) and 2.3L (L3) engines

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To install:

  1. Clean the water pump mating surfaces.
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  3. Install a new O-ring and the water pump. Tighten the bolts to 71-101 inch lbs. (8-11 Nm).
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  5. Install the water pump pulley and tighten the tighten the bolts to 12-17 ft. lbs. (17-23 Nm).
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  7. Install the drive belt.
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  9. Install the plug hole plate
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  11. Install the coolant reservoir tank.
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  13. Install the splash shield and under cover.
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  15. Connect the battery cable and install the cover.
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  17. Fill the cooling system.
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  19. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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Mazdaspeed6



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery cover and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the water pump pulley bolt and position the drive belt aside.
  8.  
  9. Remove the water pump pulley.
  10.  
  11. Remove the water pump bolts, the pump and the O-ring.
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To install:

  1. Clean the water pump mating surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Install a new O-ring and the water pump. Tighten the bolts to 71-101 inch lbs. (8-11 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the water pump pulley and tighten the tighten the bolts to 12-17 ft. lbs. (17-23 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the drive belt.
  8.  
  9. Connect the battery cable and install the cover.
  10.  
  11. Fill the cooling system.
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  13. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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