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2006 Buick: Im replacing my water pump..V6..removing..power steering

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I'm replacing my water pump on a 2006 Buick Lucerne (V6). One bolt is blocked from removing due to a fly wheel on the power steering. I cannot easily see how to loosen the power steering so that I can get clearance to remove the water pump bolt. Do you have access to information to help me?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Jerry replied 4 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just answer.com, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.

 

The power steering pulley should have some holes in the front of it to put a socket through and take the bolts out that hold the pump in.

 

 

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  • Drain the cooling system. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System (Static Fill) Draining and Filling Cooling System (Vac-N-Fill).
  • Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
  • Remove the drive belt.
  • Remove the water pump pulley bolts.
  • Remove the water pump pulley.
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    Remove the power steering pump bolts and reposition the pump.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Remove the water pump bolts.
  • Remove the water pump.
  • Remove the water pump gasket.
  • Clean and inspect the water pump mating surfaces.
  • Reverse procedure to install

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    Customer: replied 4 years ago.
    Great picture of power steering bolts.....thanks
    Expert:  Jerry replied 4 years ago.
    Your welcome and come again, anytime, thanks

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