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Old 08-26-2010, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default removal of a water pump from top or bottom

can any one tell me what s the best way to remove the water pump from 1996 saturn 16 valve would be the top think but would like a little more of a better mechanic than me to have the choice made for me as only do minor stuff that can get to easily. To me t seems easy to do but not easy to get at. any help thanks and sorry for the eye n my typing don't work except for when I can use the spell check . thanks leave message if you can or here thanks and have a great day.
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Remove the top motor mount and raise that side of the engine and the job will be much easier. The hardest part is removing the 3 10mm bolts from the pulley. This is one of the easiest cars for water pump replacement.

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I have found it's much easier to do the removal of the water pump from the bottom.

After removing the 3 bolts that hold the pulley in place; there are 6 bolts that hold the water pump to the engine block.

Removing through the wheel well is much easier. Just from my experience.
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2ndscout is right , watch the Richpin video and do it that way-I just had a brain cramp and was thinking about replacing the tensioner or idler pulley. I was outside the 15 minute window to modify my post so I'll look like an idiot for eternity.

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can any one tell me what s the best way to remove the water pump from 1996 saturn 16 valve would be the top think but would like a little more of a better mechanic than me to have the choice made for me as only do minor stuff that can get to easily. To me t seems easy to do but not easy to get at. any help thanks and sorry for the eye n my typing don't work except for when I can use the spell check . thanks leave message if you can or here thanks and have a great day.
When I did it, I took off the A/C compressor and bracket first. I didn't see a need to remove the engine mount at that piont, but I have a 1993 model. After you remove the water pump pulley, you may find that it's about the same from top or bottom. I removed the lower pump bolts from the bottom, the upper ones from above.
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