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Post 15 made on Sunday April 14, 2019 at 17:32
goldenzrule
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On April 14, 2019 at 15:21, Glackowitz said...
I just pulled one of our cars in to replace a water pump, we have owned the car for about 11 years and think itís still the original pump. Bought the car with 65,000 miles on it and now at 208,xxx.
Need to get the fan clutch and fan off first. Itís a 36mm nut with about 1/2Ē of clearance to get to it. My largest crescent was to thick, might be a call to OíReillys or autozone for a loaner tool.

What kind of car?  Most people say to remove the fan clutch on my truck before the shroud covering fan.  I found it easier to remove the shroud first which opened up the clearance.  The fan clutch was stuck also, could not break it free.  I ended up torching it for a minute and it came right off. I did have to make a tool to hold the pulley in place on the water pump.  I just grabbed some square iron bar with holes predrilled at home depot and some long bolts and nuts.  the bolts just slide into the holes in the pulley and let the bar rest against the frame and it holds it still while you hammer at the wrench to break the nut free.


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