This is a discussion on Waterpump within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I was wondering how hard is it to replace the waterpump? A mechanic want to charge me 120.00 to do ...
10-22-2010, 01:27 PM #1
I was wondering how hard is it to replace the waterpump? A mechanic want to charge me 120.00 to do it, but i dont have much money to spend.
10-22-2010, 02:32 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
- 2000 formula
about a hr job.......easy......save your money
10-22-2010, 03:11 PM #3
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10-22-2010, 04:57 PM #4
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
- Madison, WI
1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
- 2001 Silverado Z71
Hardest part is bleeding the air out the cooling system after the repair...and thats not too hard. Read up on different methods to get the air out of the cooling system and you'll be set.
10-22-2010, 04:59 PM #5
alright thanks i will do you that.
10-23-2010, 08:59 AM #6
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- SAN FRAN SISCO BABY
VW BEETLE W/ FLOWER
- 88 CRX
wait...he wants 120 al together? or 120 in LABOR.
because if he wants 120 for all of it.. i would go for it. you'll spend 100 on the pump 30 on coolant.and if you have not done one before you will get frustrated when it comes to bolting the pump up to the block trying to line the bolts up with gaskets on them.
yes, it is a very simple job to do the water pump on the LS motors just get some directions and you will be fine!
10-23-2010, 10:51 AM #7
120 for labor. ive been reading up on it and it doesnt seem hard.
10-23-2010, 12:50 PM #8
not difficult at all,basic handtools and some patience
10-23-2010, 01:00 PM #9
10-23-2010, 01:22 PM #10
that's where the patience comes in.
10-24-2010, 04:04 AM #11
10-24-2010, 09:28 AM #12
- Join Date
- Oct 2010
- Hutchinson Kansas
White/ blue stripes
- 2002 WS6 / 2000 firehawk
haha did it 2 days ago..its not hard i would recomend why you are in there replacing the thermostat and the upper and lower radiator hoses. thats what i did...all that took about 45 mins good luck!
10-24-2010, 10:45 AM #13
If you need directions i can post some from alldata . it gives a pretty good step by step.
10-24-2010, 11:59 AM #14
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- The great red state of MD.
- 2001 Trans Am (sold)
I've done this before, not hard. Was a little frustrating bolting it back up with the gaskets and all. Tried the permatrex tip but still kept falling. Lol!
10-24-2010, 04:01 PM #15
10-25-2010, 07:12 AM #16
i always use the napa disc brake quiet spray for that stuff and let it sit for a few minutes . it gets pretty tacky and wont ruin you r gaskets in the process
10-25-2010, 08:43 AM #17
if you can put the step by step directions it would help
10-25-2010, 09:59 AM #18
1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
2. Disconnect the coolant fan electrical connectors.
3. Drain the cooling system.
4. Lower the vehicle.
5. Disconnect the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor electrical connector.
6. Disconnect the mass airflow (MAF) sensor electrical connector.
7. Remove the air intake duct resonator.
8. Remove the outlet hose from the water outlet.
9. Remove the inlet hose from the coolant pump.
10. Remove the air cleaner bolts.
11. Remove the air cleaner/upper radiator support.
12. Remove the inlet hose (1) from the radiator.
13. Remove the electric engine coolant fans.
14. Remove the accessory drive belt. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement - Accessory.
15. Remove the drive belt tensioner pulley from the coolant pump.
16. Remove the throttle body heater outlet hose from the radiator.
17. Remove the coolant pump bolts.
18. Remove the coolant pump.
19. Remove the coolant pump gaskets.
20. Clean all gasket mating surfaces, also clean the water pump bolts.
10-25-2010, 10:00 AM #19
thats what they say . but if you don't have to remove it then don't and save some time . like if you have room without removing the fans then just work around them you know .
10-25-2010, 10:22 AM #20
thanks for the info
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