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Old 04-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2000 3.8L water pump - help!

thanks to anyone who reads and helps, the water pump is leaking water, i ppriced it and it runs about 40 dollars, the question i have is, do i need to get the engine lifted to replace water pump, or can i remove/replace without lifting the engine? any help would be greatly appreciated, god bless yall..

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It's a little tight, but you should be able to remove it just fine. It's not geared into the engine or anything.

I'd recommend rolling the engine forward with a tow strap to give you a little more room. Undo the four bolts that are holding the pulley on, then the associated bolts holding the pump on. I wanna say its four small bolts and four larger ones (going from memory here)

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yea, i replaced it already, my step father helped me out alot.. didnt have to roll the engine forward, just had to remove the coolant reserve tank to get enough space.. i had to take off the power steerin pump to get to the last bolt, and yes it was 4 13mm bolts and 4 smaller bolts, if anyone needs help in replacin water pump on 3800 series engine holla at me.. thanks to this forum..

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Nice

Can you tell me how do you know it was your pump? I change my radiator, I change my thermostat and I'm still leaking fluids. I don't understand I don't run hot but in the radiator it has 2 lines for the transmission connectors and they are leaking trans fluid. I change the connectors also and still I see fluids everywhere?

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i knew it was my pump because water was leaking from it, and i think u have another problem, the water pump has nothin to do with oil..

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The oil was because of the trans line connector to radiator I didn't tight one up good. Its my water pump and wheel barrings. I'm getting the parts today and staring late today or tomorrow morning but making Visual Waltkthrough Water Pump and Wheel Barrings. Was it hard to take power steerin pump? Thanks.

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The oil was because of the trans line connector to radiator I didn't tight one up good. Its my water pump and wheel barrings. I'm getting the parts today and staring late today or tomorrow morning but making Visual Waltkthrough Water Pump and Wheel Barrings. Was it hard to take power steerin pump? Thanks.
it's not terrible. Just time consuming. You have to remove the radiator reservoir first. Then the accessory belt. Then you can remove the three bolts on the power steering pump. You'll need either a 14 or 15mm socket for this. Use the holes in the power steering pulley to get to the bolts.

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it's not terrible. Just time consuming. You have to remove the radiator reservoir first. Then the accessory belt. Then you can remove the three bolts on the power steering pump. You'll need either a 14 or 15mm socket for this. Use the holes in the power steering pulley to get to the bolts.
prob need to remove the "pulley" on the h2o pump too, there's 4 8mm (IIRC) bolts that hold it on

are we sure theres only 3 bolts holding the water pump on the front cover?Im too lazy to look and my SM is still down b/c someone forgot the discs last time he came over ;)

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Hey sup 04DetroitLS wattz good

Yes It said you have to remove it in order to take off water pump on the Hayes Book
I will post the walkthrough when done!
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prob need to remove the "pulley" on the h2o pump too, there's 4 8mm (IIRC) bolts that hold it on

are we sure theres only 3 bolts holding the water pump on the front cover?Im too lazy to look and my SM is still down b/c someone forgot the discs last time he came over ;)
LOL...I'm pretty sure it's three.

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g/l you wont need it though, its not THAT hard LOl

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Good to know..Thanks Man good looking out!

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