Water Pumps
1982-1994 Chevy Cavaliers
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you change water pump on 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier?

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2009-06-11 21:59:26

Caution:On models with a Delco Loc 2 or Theftlock audio

system be sure the lockout feature is turned off before proceeding

* Disconnect the negative battery cable * Drain the cooling system

* Remove the cooling fan then remove the serpentine drivebelt

2.2L OHV Engine * Remove the water pump pulley from the

front of the water pump * Remove the coolant reservoir hoses *

Detach the water pump retaining bolts and remove the pump from the

vehicle 2.3L And 2.4L OHC Engines * Disconnect the oxygen

sensor harness connector * Raise the vehicle and support it

securely on jackstands * Remove the exhaust manifold brace and

loosen the exhaust manifold bolts * Remove the radiator outlet pipe

assembly to the water pump housing bolts and separate the assembly

from the engine * Remove the exhaust manifold pipe from the exhaust

manifold * Remove the radiator outlet pipe from the oil pan.On

manual transaxles cars remove the exhaust manifold brace and keep

the radiator inlet hose attached to the assembly.Pull down on the

radiator outlet pipe in order to disengage the pipe from the water

pump while leaving the radiator outlet pipe hanging * Lower the car

remove the brake booster vacuum hose from the camshaft housing also

remove the exhaust manifold from the cylinder head * Remove the

timing chain cover from the engine * Remove the timing chain

tensioner * Remove the water pump cover bolts from the engine block

and the timing chain housing * Remove the water pump bolts and

separate the assembly from the housing

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