Acura Integra

How do you replace the water pump on a 1992 Acura Integra?

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July 02, 2005 9:22AM

The water pump is driven by the timing belt - you have to remove the valve cover, all accessory drive belts (power steering, alternator, and a/c), the timing belt cover, and the timing belt to access the water pump. You may also need to remove the drivers side engine mount (while supporting the engine somehow) to do the work. It's much easier to do if you have the car on jackstands with the front left wheel removed, or on a lift. If the pump has gone bad, I strongly suggest replacing the timing belt - they're both scheduled maintenance items that should be replaced every 90,000 miles on 1990 and newer Integras, and every 60,000 on 1989 and older Integras. If the belt breaks with the engine running, your engine is trashed. I'd also suggest replacing the timing belt tensioner at this time, along with the accessory drive belts.