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How do you replace a water pump on a 1991 Suzuki Swift?


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October 28, 2008 9:53AM

# Remove air filter to give you more room to play # Loosen alternator and alternator tensioner. Alternator tensioner bolts to water pump so that bolt will need to come out. # With the alternator loose, the main drive belt should be loose and be able to be removed, do this. # Loosen the tensioner bolt for the air conditioner, on the underside of the engine. Losen the nut on the air conditioner tension wheel. The tensioner wheel should now slide up and down freely, allowing removal of the air conditioner belt. # Remove the 4 x 10mm bolts on the water pump pulley. Remove the water pump pulley.

# Remove the 4 x 10mm bolts on the camshaft pulley. This is the main pulley that all the belts connect to. There is a large 17mm bolt in the middle of this pulley that does not need to be removed. (Crankshaft Bolt). # The camshaft pulley should slide off, however you will probably have no clearance (because of the crankshaft bolt) to remove the pulley. The pulley has to be removed.

# Place a jack under the sump, use a piece of wood to protect the sump. Jack the sump up 1/2 inch. Undo the two 14mm bolts in the engine mounts. When the two left hand engine mount bolts are out, lower the jack slowly until you can slide the camshaft pulley out.

# Remove the plastic timing belt cover. # You should now see the timing belt, remove the timing belt tensioner pulley, being careful not to move the timing belt wheels. # Undo the bolts holding the water pump. # Water pump should come off, water will come out if you haven't drained it. # Scrape off gasket. # Install new water pump. # Reassemble in reverse order.