Mazda RX-8 2004-06

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:

    Engine cover

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    Fig. Remove the engine cover in the order shown

     
    Battery cover
     
    Battery cables, battery box and tray
     
    Loosen the water pump pulley bolt
     
    Drive belt
     
    Water pump pulley
     
    Front engine hangar
     
    Alternator strap
     
    Water pump and gasket

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    Fig. Exploded view of the water pump assembly-1.3L engine

     

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the fasteners to the specifications shown in the accompanying illustration.
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  3. Fill and bleed the cooling system.
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  5. On models with dynamic suspension, perform the steering angle sensor initialization procedure.
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  7. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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