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Thread: ez 4.1-4.5-4.9 waterpump replacement (fwd)

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    ez 4.1-4.5-4.9 waterpump replacement (fwd)

    drain coolant
    jackstand front of car
    put jack under oil pan witha block of wood in between
    remove ft motormount bolts in frame
    remove transmount bolts in frame
    slowly jack up engine checking nothing is in the way
    once jacked up (approx 6inches +or-) remove belt
    remove pump pully and all water pump bolts... remove pump
    ---note some cars will have to remove idler pully bracket also prior to pump removal---
    clean off gaskets replace gaskets and reinstall in reverse order..
    reinstall motor/trans mounts in cradle.. tighten
    fill with coolant/check for leaks
    this will give you plenty of room to work on the pump!


    45 minute job the 2nd time LOL 1 hr job the first time

    hope this helps!

    Last edited by Ranger; 09-23-06 at 10:14 PM. Reason: Corrected engine designation in title from 4.8 to 4.9

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    Re: ez 4.1-4.5-4.8 waterpump replacement (fwd)

    Removing the front motormounts is not required on 86-91 Eldorado/Seville's.

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    Re: ez 4.1-4.5-4.8 waterpump replacement (fwd)

    A 4.8 liter??? Where can I get one???

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    Re: ez 4.1-4.5-4.9 waterpump replacement (fwd)

    Quote Originally Posted by xxcaddytech View Post
    drain coolant
    jackstand front of car
    put jack under oil pan witha block of wood in between
    remove ft motormount bolts in frame
    remove transmount bolts in frame
    slowly jack up engine checking nothing is in the way
    once jacked up (approx 6inches +or-) remove belt
    remove pump pully and all water pump bolts... remove pump
    ---note some cars will have to remove idler pully bracket also prior to pump removal---
    clean off gaskets replace gaskets and reinstall in reverse order..
    reinstall motor/trans mounts in cradle.. tighten
    fill with coolant/check for leaks
    this will give you plenty of room to work on the pump!


    45 minute job the 2nd time LOL 1 hr job the first time

    hope this helps!
    How about tranny and PS return lines?? Do they flex enough to let the engine up some 6"?


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