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Fig. Fig. 12: Water pump and gasket mounting-3.8L engine
There are two different length of bolts used to retain the water pump. Install the bolts as shown in the accompanying figure or damage to the engine may occur.
Fig. Fig. 13: 3.8L engine water pump retaining bolt locations. Since two bolt lengths are used, install the bolts as shown to prevent possible damage to the engine
1.Disconnect negative battery cable and drain cooling system. Remove lower nut on both right-hand engine mounts. Raise engine. Remove accessory drive belt and water pump pulley. Remove air suspension pump (if equipped). Remove power steering with hoses attached and set aside (if equipped). 2.Remove A/C compressor front bracket and leave compressor attached (if equipped). Disconnect by-pass and heater hose from water pump. Remove water pump bolts. Note bolt location and if sealant was applied to bolt threads. Remove water pump and gasket.