How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Virtual Wrench (L J) Your Own Question

Virtual Wrench (L J)
Virtual Wrench (L J), Buick Mechanic
Category: Buick
Satisfied Customers: 13360
Experience:  35 years Master Mechanic
2617050
Type Your Buick Question Here...
Virtual Wrench (L J) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

replacing water pump on a 1995 buick park avenue

Customer Question

replacing water pump on a 1995 buick park avenue
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Virtual Wrench (L J) replied 5 years ago.

Hello,

 

What size engine does it have?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Here is what pulls from the vin

 

VIN1G4CW52KXSH626162
Year/Make/Model:1995 BUICK PARK AVENUE
Body Style:SEDAN 4 DR
Engine Type:3.8L V6 SFI 12V

Expert:  Virtual Wrench (L J) replied 5 years ago.

Thanks,

 

Where are you having difficulities?

 

Here are the instructions.

 

graphic

Virtual Wrench (L J), Buick Mechanic
Category: Buick
Satisfied Customers: 13360
Experience: 35 years Master Mechanic
Virtual Wrench (L J) and 8 other Buick Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks I'll let you know how it turns out
Expert:  Virtual Wrench (L J) replied 5 years ago.

My pleasure!

 

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Ok went out and worked on the car, if you recall my daughter's boy friend had started it, there is one bolt left on - its backed against the pulley for the power steering, currently has a wrench stuck on it...................so I pulled the altenator to take a look but I can't see how to get to the bolt.

 

Some sites had said I might have to jack up the engine, however if the problem is the power steering res. won't that rise with the engine?

 

The ps res is tucked in pretty well, not even sure how to get that out. Also he chipped the pully for the tensioner, I'm assuming I can buy another and replace easy enough?

 

Feel bad for the kid as he tried fairly hard but looks like it wasn't going smoothly, sadly I have to fix and wasn't the one taking apart.

 

So any ideas would be great.

Expert:  Virtual Wrench (L J) replied 5 years ago.

Hi, Sorry for the delay.

 

You will need to rent a pulley puller and remove the pulley in order to get that bolt out. Its a clam type puller (see below) and an installer. Most parts stores will have one to rent and Autozone will even loan you one for free.

You can also buy that tensioner there as well. Sorry to hear he is having trouble but it sure was a nice thought.

 

graphic

 

graphic

 

Best of luck my friend!

 

Happy Holidays!

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dave Nova

    Buick Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1718
    ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DT/dt69nova/2012-6-15_234154_pic1.64x64.jpg Dave Nova's Avatar

    Dave Nova

    Buick Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1718
    ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE/peterpete190/2012-2-24_1274_20120215135406.64x64.jpg Pete's Avatar

    Pete

    Buick Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1257
    15 years Buick Technician experience and training.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ggrote1/2009-06-27_031011_me.jpg Gary's Avatar

    Gary

    Buick Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    768
    15 years master GM tech and mater ASE tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/testedtuff/2009-09-26_170108_pictures.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Buick Master Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    731
    ASE A1-A8 w/L1 GM master technician.Factory certified with 40 years experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    411
    ASE Master 15+years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MO/molurch/2012-6-6_214526_500.64x64.png Don 'Mo Lurch''s Avatar

    Don 'Mo Lurch'

    Buick Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    393
    GM, Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/Rocket2005/2009-09-13_133703_jack.jpg cartech's Avatar

    cartech

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    307
    master tech automotive shop owner and tech 25 years