Tips on changing the water pump?

Omer F. Khan ohmfab at
Tue Apr 21 13:36:46 CDT 2009

Being patient is probably the fist thing so don't be in a hurry when you 
start to do it.  

Some of the following tips should help:
- Crack the water pump pulley bolts loose before you take the belts 
off.  the tension of the belts helps hold it in place.
- After the belts are off take out the engine mount.  I use the scissor 
jack underneath the cast iron Air Conditioning bracket to hold the 
engine and then take the engine mount out.  Position the jack so that 
you can raise and lower the engine if needed to help get to some of the 
- This old school post on should help:

'92 White SE-R w/ 245k miles, mods, and still daily driven
'99 Volvo S80 - hwy mile cruncher
'93 Range Rover Classic - restoration in progress

Steve Obert wrote:
> Need to change the water pump after 160k miles.  Any tips on how to get to
> it?
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