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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Except 3.0L (VIN T) Engine
See Figures 1 through 18
Fig. 1: Loosening the coolant pump drive pulley bolts prior to removal of belt makes breaking bolts loose easier
Fig. 2: Remove the drive belt....
Fig. 3: and then the pulley, to gain access to the lower timing belt cover
Fig. 4: Remove the upper timing belt cover....
Fig. 5: ....and lower timing belt cover
Fig. 6: Loosen the timing belt tensioner....
Fig. 7: ....and remove the timing belt. Note the reference marks on the cylinder head, gear and timing belt
Fig. 8: On some engines, the alternator bracket bolts to the water pump and must be removed
Fig. 9: When removing the water pump, pay special attention to the coolant inlet connection and O-ring
Fig. 10: The coolant inlet O-ring should always be replaced when servicing the water pump
Fig. 11: Take special care when removing old gasket material. The water pump is aluminum and easily damaged
Fig. 12: Water pump assembly -1.5L (VIN E), 1.5L (VIN J) and 1.5L (VIN K) engines
Fig. 13: The water pump and inlet pipe are connected by an O-ring -1.5L (VIN E), 1.5L (VIN J) and 1.5L (VIN K) engines
Fig. 14: Water pump bolt lengths -1.5L (VIN E), 1.5L (VIN J) and 1.5L (VIN K) engines
Fig. 15: Water pump assembly -2.0L (VIN F) and 1996â€"98 1.8L (VIN M) engines
Fig. 16: Water pump assembly -1.6L (VIN R), 2.0L (VIN P) and 1994â€"95 1.8L (VIN M) engines
Fig. 17: Water pump assembly -3.0L (VIN T) engines
Fig. 18: Water pump bolt lengths -3.0L (VIN T) engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the water pump pulley bolts.
Remove the drive belt.
Drain the engine coolant.
Remove the timing belt covers.
Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks so the No. 1 piston will be at TDC of the compression stroke.
Remove the timing belt and tensioner.
Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
As required, remove the alternator brace.
Water pump bolts are three different lengths. Make a note of length and location.
Remove the water pump, disconnecting the water outlet pipe.
Clean all gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
Install the alternator brace.
Install the water pump using a new O-ring and gaskets.
Tighten water pump bolts as follows:
9â€"11 ft. lbs. (12â€"15 Nm)-except 2.0L (VIN F), 3.0L (VIN T) and 1996â€"98 1.8L (VIN M) engines
14â€"20 ft. lbs. (20â€"27 Nm)-2.0L (VIN F), 3.0L (VIN T) and 1996â€"98 1.8L (VIN M) engines
Install the timing belt and tensioner. Properly tension the timing belt.
Install the timing belt covers.
Install the water pump pulley bolts and hand tighten.
Install and tension the drive belts.
Tighten the water pump pulley bolts to 6â€"7 ft. lbs. (8â€"10 Nm).
Fill the cooling system.
Start the engine and allow it to reach operating temperature. Check for leaks.
Once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level.