Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the coolant from the engine.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Serpentine drive belt guard
     
    Loosen the water pump pulley bolts
     
    Serpentine drive belt
     
    Water pump pulley
     
    Water pump
     
    Water pump gasket
     

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To install:

  1. Clean the gasket mounting surfaces.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Gasket
     
    Water pump. Torque the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Water pump pulley and hand-tighten the bolts at this time.
     
    Serpentine drive belt
     
    Torque the water pump pulley bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Serpentine drive belt guard
     
    Fill the cooling system
     

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  5. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
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  7. Road test the vehicle and verify there is no air in the cooling system.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Relieve the belt tension and remove the accessory drive belt.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Water pump pulley
     
    Water pump bolts
     
    Water pump and gasket
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Water pump using a new gasket. Tighten the water pump bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Water pump pulley and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  5. Refill the engine cooling system.
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  7. Run the engine and check for leaks.

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    Fig. Showing the water pump and gasket on the 3.5L engine



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    Fig. Remove the water pump pulley bolts and pulley-3.9L engine shown



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    Fig. Water pump and gasket mounting on the 3.9L engine

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