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HOW TO REPLACE THE WATER PUMP 1997 BUICK LESABRE 3800

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HOW DO I REPLACE THE WATER PUMP

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1997 Buick LESABRE 3800 T II

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Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  autodoc_2000 replied 11 years ago.
REMOVAL


  1. Negative cable at the battery.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Drive belt.
  4. Water pump pulley bolts.
  5. Water pump. Clean all gasket mating surfaces.

INSTALLATION



  1. Using a new gasket, install the water pump on the engine.



    • Bolts to 15 Nm (11 ft. lbs.) .
    • Bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.) .


  1. Water pump pulley bolts.
  2. Drive belt.
  3. Fill the cooling system.
  4. Connect the battery, then start the engine.
  5. Check for coolant leaks



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