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That'll work !! One day I might get me a strap wrench....nah...prolly not. I'm 53 haven't need one yet. LOL Good luck all !!

touchdowns everyone.... LOL
a strap wrench comes in handy and its only about 12 dollars. luckily i have two of them, bigger and smaller, so i could use the strap wrench around the pully to protect it while cranking on stuff.
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Well we got it out, removed 3 bolts and loosened 2. had my stedad push it to the side and i backed the bolt out.

Tomorrow im cleaning the gasket and putting it all back together.
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Well we got it out, removed 3 bolts and loosened 2. had my stedad push it to the side and i backed the bolt out.

Tomorrow im cleaning the gasket and putting it all back together.
There ya go. LOL I have an air ratchet and it comes in handy with this job. Lots of 3/8" drive exetension and a swivel too. :) I just put a wrench on the tensioner and move it to the side, stick the air ratchet in there and hit the button. They do hide those bolts don't they

There is a water pump bolt hole... that is tapped all the way through. In other words the coolant can leak down the threads and between the bolt head and the water pump housing. It is a bolt on the left side about in the middle if you are facing the engine. I wrap the SOB with teflon tape and maybe some silicon for good measure. If you have a torque wrench, it would be a good idea to torque the water pump bolts. All the bolts actually. I'm not sure which parts are aluminum

Mix you coolant before you put it in the radiator. 50/50.
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haha, cool. we are both now at the same point. etemp just told me how to do it, most the stuff i'm somewhat knowledgeable about but i'm going to kind of wing it now haha. since you had the tool to get that last bolt started, you could probably just remove some bolts to the piece blocking it and have someone pull it to the side while you pull the bolt out/put it back in. i'm just trying to get to the bolt since i don't have the wrench on me right now, picking it up from a friend tomorrow. i will post pics to walk you through it if what i said above doesn't work, and i end up getting to it. thanks for the help etemp! and good luck PA. if you figure it out, let me know please...you may end up saving me a lot of time! haha

Figured id explain it a little more.

3 bolts are in the front near the tensioner pulley. Those we just loosened. Then there are 2 on the drivers side near the power steering reservoir, they are a nut with a stud on them with another nut to hold on a seperate bracket. All of them are 13mm. We could move it enough to get a socket on them so i think itd work for you.
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Figured id explain it a little more.

3 bolts are in the front near the tensioner pulley. Those we just loosened. Then there are 2 on the drivers side near the power steering reservoir, they are a nut with a stud on them with another nut to hold on a seperate bracket. All of them are 13mm. We could move it enough to get a socket on them so i think itd work for you.
cool cool. thanks for the info, but thats what i was thinking. i just ran out of light. no garage here.
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