Sorry to say that the water pump on my stock '87 GT V6, 69,000 mi. has begun to drip. Sometimes not at all, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Been under the car, wiped everything off, and searched fior the leak .I believe it is the weep hole on the pump. Tomorrow I plan to change the pump. I know this has been covered on the Forum. I have searched, but not found a step by step. Anyone have any "helpful hints" on how to get the job done.
Posted a CAT and O2 sensor question a few days ago. Got several helpful responses. Changed both and the car runs absolutely great. The down side, as soon as I got done with the CAT I got a water leak.
I changed the WP on my '86 GT a few months ago. A few tips...
- Remove the battery to make a little more room. - Loosen bolts on WP pulley before removing the belt. - If you can do it, remove the old pump on Day #1 and install the new pump on Day #2 - much easier on the back! - my pump used standard (metric) hex head bolts, not Torx, so bolt removal and install was no problem. You may not be so lucky. - Get a pump with a steel impeller. Advance sells them for cheap. - Keep track of where the bolts came from. If I recall, all the small ones are the same but the big ones are different lengths. - Some bolts enter the water jacket. Make sure to use sealer on the threads. - Do a search and read other posts on this topic. There are some good ones with pictures.
I did 99% of the work from the top. Other than cleaning the old gasket surface, which took hours, this job was fairly straightforward.
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