My water pump is taking a dump on me and I wanted to know if theres anything I should know before changing it? I know it looks simple but I never did one before so just wnat to be sure.
Maybe I am not following you but you plug the air bleed hole with the plug you took out of it.The air bubbles is the main reason I asked.
What did you plug the holes with?
I'd sure pull the studs out of the front of the block before I'd ever pull the pulley off the p/s pump, tons easier to do.When you go to the parts store for the new water pump and gasket, go ahead and rent the power steering pulley remover. You'll need a tool to remove the PS pulley in order to fully remove the water pump. Other than that its a pretty straight swap.
There is no easy way around it... Two of the bolts that you need to remove in order to take off the water pump are also holding on the PS brace which you can't take off without removing the PS pulley.I'd sure pull the studs out of the front of the block before I'd ever pull the pulley off the p/s pump, tons easier to do.
Yeah same design on the split ports too.You really can't on mine. The bracket that holds the power steering pump is bolted on with the water pump bolts. So you have to remove the pulley to get the bracket off.
I wouldn't take the bracket off. Once the studs are out then you can get a bar behind the bracket and move it out just enough to get the pump out.
But each to his own. If you guys want to do all that extra work and take the chance of not getting the pulley pressed back on right then go ahead. But I would never do it that way.