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How do you replace the water pump on a 1997 Mazda Protege?


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2007-12-06 20:39:15
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Get a service manual from one of the auto parts stores. You will need to pull off your belts, water pump pulley, timing cover. You might as well replace the timing belt because you will need to remove the timing cover. Also replace your cam seal (if there is one) and your crank seal. Don't forget to replace the thermostat and the serpentine and alternator belts. Note: never add city tap water to dilute antifreeze. The lime will eventually clog your radiator. Use distilled water to dilute or the premix which will last a very long time as antifreeze never goes bad (contrary to popular belief). The only thing you will eventually need to replace every two years is your thermostat (until your water pump fails again).


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