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How do you change the water pump on a 2003 monte carlos ss

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how do you change the water pump on a 2003 monte carlos ss
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.

why cant you get the pulley back on?

please explain

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

we took 2 bolts out to remove the pulley away from the water pump so we could take the water pump off. Now I can't get the pulley back on


Customer: replied 6 years ago.

there are 2 bolts we can't seem to find the wholes to replace them


Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.


im not understanding why

installing the pulley is fairy easy,put 1 bolt in a bolt hole in the pulley,then start it in the hole in the pump with your fingers,then pull the pulley into place to start the other,,,,



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine coolant.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable. Drive belt Water pump pulley Power steering pump and move it aside Water pump
  4. FIG : Exploded view of the water pump assembly mounting-3.8L engine


  5. To install:

    1. Install or connect the following:

      Water pump using a new gasket and torque the long bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm) and the short bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) Water pump pulley and torque the bolts to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm) Power steering pump and torque the bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm) Drive belt Negative battery cable
    2. Fill the cooling system.
    3. Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

can you e mail the information to my email addres of [email protected]? I don't have a printer.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.

sorry,i cant get your personal information,,,it may stay on here



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