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Is it possible to replace a 1997 Toyota Tercel water pump without

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Is it possible to replace a 1997 Toyota Tercel water pump without removing the engine. Access in place seems to be almost impossible
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  karrs2fix replied 6 years ago.
It is a very tight procedure to replace the water pump on your vehicle but it is done with the engine in the vehicle , factory manuals only call for about 2.0 hours for replacement. You will need to remove the motor mount above the drive belts so you can put a jack under the oil pan and raise the engine. Once the engine is lifted approximately 4 inches you will be able to remove the drive belts and mounting brackets to then remove the water pump.
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