: Water Pump Replacement?



KCTurbo
12-27-10, 08:38 AM
Well it looks like the front seal of my water pump is shot. Just how bad is it to change out? Any heads up for things to watch for?

darkman
12-27-10, 09:00 AM
See attached.

You can pull the radiator with the cooling fans still attached or just the fans. The only "trick" on the water pump itself is getting all four bolts and the two gasket stabbed at the same time - I use RTV to hold the gaskets to the pump during this step.

I also suggest replacing the AC belt while the water pump is out - if it goes out you have to pull all the same stuff to get to it.

Black Sunshine
12-27-10, 02:45 PM
It's gotta be the easiest water pump to change I've ever done.

z28dogg
01-05-11, 01:48 PM
Now my pulley exploded! Were did you get your replacement? I've only found the dealership at 350+tax:canttalk:
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darkman
01-05-11, 03:49 PM
Call Luke at Lindsay.

http://www.lindsaycadillac.com/parts/index.htm