Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How to Replace a Water Pump?

With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle's radiator and water pump.

Remove the radiator cap.

Install a pressure tester on the radiator. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner's manual.

Inspect the water pump for leaks. Remove the pressure tester.

Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open the drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain the cooling system.

Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

Remove any hoses connected to the water pump.

Unbolt the water pump from the engine. Remove the water pump.

Using a gasket scraper, clean the mounting surface on the engine block.

Install a new gasket and attach the new water pump to the engine with the original mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to the manufacturer's specifications.

Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

Re-install the drain plug or lower radiator hose.

Refill the radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water. Pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

Check and fill the overflow reservoir with coolant.

Leave the radiator cap off and start the engine. Idle the engine to remove trapped air from the cooling system. Add coolant if necessary.

Install the radiator cap.

Road test the vehicle and monitor the temperature gauge. If the vehicle runs hot, there may be an air pocket in the cooling system. Allow the engine to cool off and add the necessary coolant.


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This are the sections, you can go through and click the link to read its troubleshooting.


The car will not start?


Car will not crank?


Car has no spark?


How to troubleshoot car battery?


How to test starter solenoid?


How to test cars starter?

How to replace starter in car?


car will turn over but will not start?


The Brake Indicator Light Stays On dash of car?

The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car?

Check Engine Light On car?


How to replace Interior Lights on car?

Car lights not working, even after replacing the bulb/lamp?

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How to replace head lights on car?


How to replace Parking, turn, and Brake Lights on car?
How to remove the door panel on car?

How to replace power window motor in car?

How to test relays on car?


How to troubleshoot Engine Misfires?


The spark plug firing order for car?


Where is the Thermostat located in car?

How to recharge AC on Auto/Truck/car?


How to trouble shoot speedometer?

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