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BADASS of New England

An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
 
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FUN-9C1

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Join date : 2009-05-09
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PostSubject: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptySat Aug 22, 2015 12:04 pm

I'd like to hear any ideas you guys have come up with for removing a stubborn water pump on the LT1. I've tried prybars, a big deadblow hammer, and a good size steel mallet. I even tapped threads in a bolt hole and made a jacking screw. After doing all that it just stripped the threads and the pump didn't budge. I've done this job a few times before but it's been a really long time. I remember them being a PITA but not quite this stubborn.

TIA for any ideas. Back to the garage....
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Age : 34
Location : NH

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PostSubject: Re: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptySat Aug 22, 2015 12:24 pm

I had a problem with one car where the pump would not come off. I took a cold chisel to the ears on the pump where the locator pins on the block fit into. I split the ears to remove tension on the pins. Now I put a little anti-sieze on the pins when I replace a pump. I also put a small amount of silicone on each side of the gaskets to make clean up easier next time around.
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FUN-9C1

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PostSubject: Re: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptySat Aug 22, 2015 12:36 pm

What a freaking bonehead I am....... Just to make sure I wasn't forgetting anything (since it's been years since I've done this), I cracked open the FSM study . Turns out there's six bolts, not four. What happened to that head banging against bricks emoticon, anyway.......

I have not taken these bolts out yet but I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to get this now...
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PostSubject: Re: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptySat Aug 22, 2015 6:04 pm

Wow. That's kinda funny. Glad you found the bolts before you broke something. Do you still have the AIR pump in place?
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FUN-9C1

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PostSubject: Re: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptySat Aug 22, 2015 9:43 pm

Did the AIR pump delete years ago. Good news is that with all the banging and prying I did, the two outer bolts were already loose when I discovered them! Laughing

So the new one is in now with no leaks. Ready to go burn some rubber.

I put my hand on the water pump just a couple minutes after starting it and was surprised at how hot it was- it was too hot to touch. Coolant temp was probably not even 100°. Not sure if that's normal. I'll have to see what happens on one of my other ones tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptySat Aug 22, 2015 10:15 pm

Did you bleed the system properly and add enough coolant back in? Dumb questions I know. I don't mean to offend. Easy to miss the simple stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptySat Aug 22, 2015 10:30 pm

Also, in addition to my above comment, did you install the coupler from the old pump?
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Age : 44
Location : East Hampstead, NH USA

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PostSubject: Re: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptyThu Aug 27, 2015 9:13 am

When I read the first post, my first thought was "Take the other two bolts out, Rob!" lol. We've all done it. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Any good ideas for water pump removal?   Any good ideas for water pump removal? EmptyThu Sep 03, 2015 2:04 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
When I read the first post, my first thought was "Take the other two bolts out, Rob!" lol.  We've all done it. Razz

HA HA....me too. Whenever things dont come off easy I look for those "extra" bolts

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