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where is the water pump on a 1998 acura cl with a 3.0 liter v 6

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where is the water pump on a 1998 acura cl with a 3.0 liter v 6
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 4 years ago.
hello welcome to the site
the water pump is located behind the timing cover which is driven by the timing belt.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
what is happening is the over flow tank bubbles over
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 4 years ago.
ok have you checked the radiator cap ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
can that cause that to happen I have put on a new cap
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 4 years ago.

thanks for the info.

these reasons for a over flow bottle to spill over is

the system is over heating.

the radiator cap is bad.(you replaced already)

the engine has a internal combustion chamber leak (blown head gaskets)

a water pump thats not circulating the coolant (bad or rotted impeller)

a sticking thermostat causing the car to over heat.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
what is the easyest way to test to see if the water pump is bad
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 4 years ago.

well their is not any real testing for this.

if you lower the coolant level you should be able to see the coolant flow across the fins.

how many miles on the car ?

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
185000.00
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 4 years ago.

ok and this is the original pump on the car ?

if so i would replace it i have not known of one that was not changed and lasted that long.

if the cooling system was not properly kept up with coolant anythings possible

 

does the cooling system have any rust in it ? or have been kept up ?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no rust in system ,it is the original pump .how hard is it to replace
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 4 years ago.

this will require the removal of the timing belt.

have you done that belt before your self or a shop ?

i can provide the directions but if your not able to tackle this then it will be best for a shop to perform this.

if the belt gets off time theirs alway a risk of bending valves if the cam belt is not set correctly

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
send me directions and I will look at it thanks
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 4 years ago.
ok please give me a few mins to upload the info
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
ok
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 4 years ago.

please CLICK HERE for timing belt over view

please CLICK HERE for timing belt replacement

please CLICK HERE for water pump replacment

please CLICK HERE for timing belt install

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