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Old 11-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #59
B3N P4NCH0
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Default Re: SL2 Water Pump Replacement w/PICS

Great tutorial, very thorough.

I did run into one issue.. I got as far as removing the pulley, was able to only crack loose 2 of 3 bolts. Attempted removing belt, wrapping around pulley, and applying as much tension as possible while a friend attempted to use an electric drill and socket to remove bolt (was unsuccessful). Put car back together (since I needed it to get places) and was wondering what other creative remedies you all have tried and would suggest.

I've also been following FiremanCV's YouTube video and he used a pry bar. I have a small pry bar but couldn't really figure out from watching the video exactly how he inserted the pry bar or how long his was (I don't have a strap wrench but can get one if it is highly recommended).

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

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2000 SL1: 208K miles (driven since 2005).
25ish MPG city, 33-35 Highway.

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