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Old 05-07-2012, 11:06   #1 (permalink)
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Need water pump replacement help....

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2003 3.0 Edge Automatic with 106k

Problem...
Loosing coolant through water pump weep hole. Pretty steady flow.


Took a lot a part and I'm stumped with the fan removal. How to do I hold the pulley still while I turn the the fan nut from the water pump?

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Need water pump replacement help....

wedge a screwdriver between the shaft and the head of a bolt and loosen the others. They shouldn't be that tight. Sort of like shown in photo below.

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or leave belt in place and crack them all loose and then use this technique to tighten them back up ... sometimes i would put belt over the pulley and have a helper there to be under vehicle or off to the side and pull on belt tight to hold pulley in place while cracking bolts loose
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Both suggestions good , have used both at different times over the years in the workshop .
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