Originally Posted by pittmike
I am changing the water pump on my 1996 Sable (Vulcan). I have the belt off, the pulley and alternator. There is a big bracket in the way that the alternator was on. How can I get this off or what other way might I get better access to the pump???
You don't have to remove the accessory bracket. You just have to remove the belt tensioner, idler pulley, and the water pump pulley, and removing the coolant bottle makes the job easier.