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replacing water pump - mrsjenga2469 - 02-10-2010 09:32 PM

Year: 1993
Model: legacy
Engine Size: 2.2 non turbo
Auto/Manual: auto
Mileage: 227970

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Year: 1993
Model: legacy
Engine Size: 2.2 non turbo
Auto/Manual: auto
Mileage: 227970


I am trying to replace the water pump but the pulley attached to the cam shaft is not coming free, there is a plastic shroud directly behind it that covers the water pump and timing belt. Is there a special tool needed or a trick that can help remove the pulley
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RE: replacing water pump - Rupe - 02-10-2010 10:22 PM

I believe the pulley in question is actually on the crankshaft. (in the center, right?) Once the nut is lostened a few turns GENTLY use a pair of broad blade screwdrivers to *wiggle* the pulley off. The reason to leave the bolt partially in is so the pulley doesn't fly off and get damaged when it hits the floor. It may take some penetrating oil and a few minutes of frustration but it will come off. The water pump is on the driver side (USA cars) of that pulley behind the plastic cover.

When you go back together that center bolt needs to be tightened to 125 ft lbs. To facilitate holding the engine from turning there's a hole in the bell housing at the 10 o'clock position (passenger side) where you can insert a punch or screwdriver into the ring gear.

DO NOT FORGET to remove that holding tool after you are done or the flywheel may be damaged when you try to start the engine!


RE: replacing water pump - mrsjenga2469 - 02-10-2010 10:50 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH