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Unread 04-15-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
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replacing a water pump

ok so i reaplaced the hoses and it is the water pump can anyone give me a walk through of how to replace a water pump. i have 4 banger. can anyone help me please. thanks for the help.

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Unread 04-15-2005, 03:28 PM   #2
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Not to sound sarcastic but go to a local auto parts store and pick up a Haynes manual. There will be a step by step walk through usually with pictures and everything.

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Unread 04-15-2005, 03:53 PM   #3
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ok here is an easier question i need to know hwo to get that back belt off cause there is no tensioner to turn to make the belt lose. any help would be nice
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Unread 04-15-2005, 04:02 PM   #4
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What motor do you have? 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder

What year Jeep?
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Unread 04-15-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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1990 and a 4 banger. the back belt that runs the power steering i can't figure out how to get it off. and i don't want to break anything
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Unread 04-15-2005, 04:07 PM   #6
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you have to unbolt the power steering pump and rotate the whole thing and it will losen the belt up enough to get it off.. i think it is like 3 bolts the center one you can leave on and let it pivot i think but i dont remember for sure either way just take them out and the belt will come off.. be sparing with the RTV on the gasket and surface as it has a tendency to block the heater core opening when you tighten the new pump down..
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Unread 04-15-2005, 04:08 PM   #7
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sorry i am new to this all what is an RTV? and thanks alot.
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Unread 04-15-2005, 04:42 PM   #8
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sorry i am new to this all what is an RTV? and thanks alot.
its just like a silicone sealent you can get it anywhere comes in the little tube that will dry up if you dont put the top on... you can put some on the gasket to make sure it dosent leak... any auto parts store has it...
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Unread 04-16-2005, 12:22 AM   #9
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yellow is your pivit bolt and the red are the 2 back behind I'm not sure if these need to come out
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Unread 04-16-2005, 12:49 AM   #10
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I consider myself pretty handy with tools and my water pump went out on me and that same day I took it to Pep Boys and paid to have it replaced. $40 part, cost me like $350 (had my AC charged too). No way I coulda done that work in one day myself, and I was able to make it to work the next morning, so it was worth it.
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Unread 04-16-2005, 03:34 AM   #11
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Too bad for you. I'm not handy at all...if you read my writeup on TRYING to put a CJ front on my YJ and having to pay someone else to clean it up....

...but I did the water pump. Five hours at a slow pace and no problems, except that I had to figure out how to purge the hydro-lock from the head.

I have to work all day for $340. How about you? Still think it was worth it? If you never try something, you'll never learn.
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Unread 04-16-2005, 04:14 AM   #12
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It went out on me while I was taking it in to get the AC charged, on my day off, about noon. I wont tell you what I was gonna make the next day, but it was worth it for me to pay for a quick repair.

Just FYI ... I have 3 college degrees, including an MS from NYU .... and I paid for it all myself with grants, scholarships, jobs and student loans, so you do the math. $350, and I have cold AC now. Stuff, I really could not get done in a 4 hour period by myself.
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Unread 04-16-2005, 04:36 AM   #13
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It went out on me while I was taking it in to get the AC charged, on my day off, about noon. I wont tell you what I was gonna make the next day, but it was worth it for me to pay for a quick repair.

Just FYI ... I have 3 college degrees, including an MS from NYU .... and I paid for it all myself with grants, scholarships, jobs and student loans, so you do the math. $350, and I have cold AC now. Stuff, I really could not get done in a 4 hour period by myself.
That's reasonable. Stuff I used to do myself when I was broke - change the oil, detail the paint - now I pay others to do. My time is better spent on the job.

But some repairs are costly to have done and simple to do. If you're in that league where your time is more valuable doing your own specialty, then by all means do it.

But as I tried to show, for five hours, enjoyable because of the variety, I saved the equivilant of a day's pay.

You made it seem as if the $350 was a savings. For most of us, and I'm in the $50K income bracket, it's not.
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Unread 04-16-2005, 05:53 AM   #14
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I used to make more than that, but times have changed. Let's just say it was crucial that I could drive to work the next morning. And like $120 of it was for the AC recharge, so the new water pump, parts and labor was like $230. I wanted to also get done what I had set out to do that day.
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Unread 04-16-2005, 07:58 AM   #15
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well i have it on and everything about put back together just one question does the rtv go on both sides of the gasket? thanks for all you help
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