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The water pump on my car developed a leak in its rotating seal and started to hemorrhage coolant. Here's how I replaced the water pump.
Disconnecting the battery is a good first step for almost any car repair. Now you don't have to worry about shorting/frying anything expensive or pesky radiator fans turning ...
There was obviously a substantial leak. Every time I parked the car, a pool of bright green liquid formed underneath. However, the leak hadn't quite gotten to that ...
The leak still wasn't in plain view, but I was pretty sure it was coming from the rotating seal of the water pump. Before I took of the ...
Before you take off the old water pump, you have to drain all the coolant out of the system. You'll find the drain nozzle on the bottom of ...
I already took off almost everything to find the leak, but if you haven't now is the time. To remove the serpentine belt, you'll need a breaker bar ...
Take off the old water pump. Mine came off pretty easily, but sometimes you have to pry it off by gently hammering a chisel into the gasket area. ...
There were pretty good deals for new water pumps on eBay, but I was in a hurry, so I bought one from the local autoparts store. Apply some ...
Put the new water pump back on the car. Tighten the bolts. Whenever you tighten a bunch of bolts, it's generally a good idea to follow some sort ...
Put everything back together in reverse order of how you took it apart.
Fill it up with coolant (50/50 anti-freeze/water). Enjoy!
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