You must remove the exhaust manifold it's easy to do once this is done.also the front timing cover need to be removed because the water pump driven by the chain.
is it hard to change the water pump on a 1992 Oldsmobile achieva. Yes, it is very hard to replace a water pump on an Achieva. When the pump died on my 1996 Achieva, the engine needed to be unbolted and removed to get to it. As I recall, it cost about $500. I have a 95 Olds Achieva 3.1 and the water pump was very easy to change. Mine is on the front passenger side of the engine. Very easy to get to, just be careful not to break any bolts off. lol
The Oldsmobile AleroThe vehicle that replaced the Achieva was Oldsmobile Alero (produced from 1999-2004).
The thermostat on a 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva SL goes on the very bottom of the water pump. It is inside the top hose of the radiator on the end that attaches to the water pump.
2.3L quad 4 is located under the exhaust manifold passenger side. To replace you have to remove the exhaust manifold.
Most likely your heater core has gone bad.
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Are you sure it's water? Sounds like your heater coil may be leaking...
you need to replace your heater core.
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It sounds like you may have a bad heater coil. Next time you get a puddle, smell it... Chances are it is coolant and not water
lower the engine from the car
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4is it 4 or 6 cylinder ? It is a 4 cylinder
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The water pump on an achieva is a difficult task, however, i done it. you should really get a book for the car, i recommend haynes, it is really helpful. the water pump is below the exhaust manifold and behind the timing chain. both will have to come off. Make sure when you put it back together you set the timing chain tensioner so it will stay in time and you wont bend any valves, which, bending them is extremely easy to do when your out of time. hope i helped some i have a 96 Oldsmobile achieva sc v6 and to change the water pump was fairly easy you just detach drive belt remove 4 small bolts to detach pulley from water pump the pump itself is then expose remove bolts change pump replace bolts then pulley takes about 20mins hardest part was bracing the pump pulley to break bolts loose
improper maintence and mostly poor design buy the new one from napa it will last twice that of rebuilt
water pump has some (2) pins into the block...it needs to be pryed stright off.
I can not answer your question but I do know that there was a recall on them.
The water pump does not have a specified life span. The time to replace it is when it is leaking or noisy.
if you follow the lower rad hose, under the engine it connects to a metal pipe which goes up the back of the engine. the thermostat is located in that pipe where it joins to the water pump. I found yhe least frustrating way to change it is to remove the exhaust pipe and manifold, and you will be able to see the housing clearly.
No, you do not need. Just remove all bolts and pull it out. Make sure that you replace the water pump gasket.
We replaced ours and it cost 21.95 for a lifetime water pump.....My husband replaced it by himself...
maybe this will help,,, i just replaced the water pump,heater core,thermostat,battery,alternater on my Oldsmobile and found this site to be very helpful even has pictures AutoMedia.com maybe you can find your answer there good luck
the library should have a shop manual for this vehicle :)
If it had a cam belt I would recommend you change it at the same time as the cam belt. However the 4 cylinder 2003 has a cam chain, so no maintenance is required. Replace the water pump when it fails or starts leaking. Or as preventive maintenance you can just replace it at 100,000 miles. Your choice.