how do i replace the water pump on a 1999 pontiac grand prix gtp 3800 series supercharged moter
Country: United StatesMake: pontiacModel: Grand Prix GTPYear: 1999Engine: 3800
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hows it going danielle i actually got about half way through this job and got stuck and have been for a little while now,
its aboout a 2 hr job for a mech maybe 3 to 4 for shade tree
daniel** my appologys
where you at right now? i wil help you though
are yopu on a droide?
what do you mean? im not by the car right now
at my computer
Youy said you are stuck half way through. I will help you
where are you at in repair procedure.
so far i got the water pump off all the way except for 2 of the mounting bolts, one of them is stuck right behind the power steering pulley, and the other is stuck behind one of the other pulleys toward the front
ok you need to spray them real good with w d 40 or pb blaster or other menatrating fluid.
screw them back in and out while lubing them.
ther physicaly stuck behind the pulley, and ther too long to get around it
thats the problem
so i think i need to remove the power steering pump
then hold the water pump close to block and you should be able to remoce them by finger and take them out with water pump.
to get those bolts out
they may not come out all the way without water pump
so when you put the water pump on you will have to put those bolts back in so they will fit behind pulleys
of course they wound fit back in the water pump once it back on the engine so you will have to put bolts on the water pump before placing on engine.
it still seems pretty close yah? ill give it a shot with the wd40, but to be honest i thought id have to remove the power steering pump
I am looking at two manuals and it doesnt call for it.
okay then, ill give it a shot
there is no law against it though lol if you have to you have too
it says right ther in what u typed the first time
There may have been a smart guy at the factory that put the long bolts on that side.
may need to remove or reposition power steering pump
yeah thats kind of a pain
so can you tell me how to do that?
I thought you meant the power steering pump wasnt in the instructions and you thought it should be.
I missed it
flew right past me.
its no bigge
im just guessing that thats what i need to do to fix my car
It may be loosen and reposition
do you have instructions on that or no?
if you click on the blue you should see picture.
oh man, thats like a whole nother job in itself huh?
it needs to be lifted and everything
I weouldnt do hoses
wouldnt do hoses. it just needs to get out of the way.
would a regular tire jack work? its kind of stuck haha
I got a cheap one from walmart and it lasted 10 years and I have to admit I left it out side. sometimes.
be carefull with the tire jack
be care ful
okay will do thanks for the help!
Your very welcome. follow up with me even after accept. I want to make sure your ok.
hey, just so you know your instructions didnt really help, my car is still messed up, i got the water pump in, but i didnt go through the wheel well, and even tho i got it all hooked back up my car wont stay on without being hooked up to another car thru jumper cables, so i think my alternator is bad now as well...
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Im sorry you feel that way. Im sorry about your alternator. If you were still having trouble you are always welcome to ask for more help.