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9000 water pump
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Now you need to separate the water pump. This is done by removing the bolts and then pulling apart the two pieces.

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Clean up the surfaces with a razor blade and a wire brush and install the new waterpump with the new gasket. I used a little bit of silicon to make sure it wouldn't leak.

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Almost done!

Now replace the O-Rings. The smallest O-ring goes to the small tube on the left. The next smallest O-ring goes on the block connector that goes into the water pump. The largest O-ring goes on the side that goes into the block.

I had trouble getting the block connector removed from the block and as a result, I only replaced the one side.

Once this is done put some Vaseline or soapy water on the o-rings. This will help you slide the water pump back into place.

To get things running again, everything is done in reverse order.

  • Slide the water pump into the place
  • Bolt up water pump pulley
  • Reinstall turbo water pipe
  • Reinstall A/C bracket and A/C compressor
  • Reinstall coolant reservoir
  • Tighten coolant hoses and fill up with coolant.
  • Reinstall serpentine belt

Before putting the plastic engine cover back on, run the car and check for leaks. Also let the car run for awhile to make sure the thermostat and fans are working properly. If the temp goes 3/4 high, then you may want to consider replacing the thermostat and the fan thermo sensor.

If everything looks good, the only thing left is to reinstall the fender liner and the plastic under the car.



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