Simple, you don't. This is what's known as a Quad 4 motor, not a fun one. You basicly need to take the side of the motor off to get to it, big job. Take it to a shop.
It's a bad job, but it's not a terrible job. Get a Haynes manual, and pay VERY close attention to the part about the timing chain tensioner. There is a section that tells how to set it to make installing easy, but you have to read CAREFULLY and re-set it before you button things back up. I missed that part this weekend and had to tear it back apart.
Also, there is a part called the heater hose connector on the back of the motor where the heater hose connects to the pump. It's plastic, and WILL break. Checkers stocks these for $10. The timing chain tensioner shoe has a little clip that you have to bend to remove it. This will also break. Checkers again, $14.99. Save yourself a LOT of headache and buy these two parts. If you don't break them, you can return them.
The bad news..yup, you have to pull the exhaust manifold. This whole job is pretty smooth if you have a 3/8" air ratchet and a really short 10mm socket to take off the 1054 bolts holding the timing cover on.
The 2001 Oldsmobile water pump is located on the front of the engine. You can follow the top radiator hose directly to the water pump.
The Oldsmobile AleroThe vehicle that replaced the Achieva was Oldsmobile Alero (produced from 1999-2004).
first lose the belt the the four ten mm bolt and you move the pully and lose the six 5/16 bolt
replace a water pump on a 2004 olds alero 2.2 litler
remove and replace water pump in 1997 Oldsmobile aurora
Nothing special. Normal mechanics tools.
a 2002 Alero could have several problems causing the overheating. Thermostat, water pump, or clogged radiator issues are the most common causes of overheating.
I can not answer your question but I do know that there was a recall on them.
Just unbolt the power steering pump (2 -13mm bolts) and its right there, 2 10mm bolts and the outlet coms out. New one goes in with gasket and silicone and your good to go...
It is located on the passenger side on the bottom of the engine near the firewall.
The only way to have the water pump replaced is to take it to the dealer.It is incased with the engine. Approx.cost is $1500.00 This is my 2nd need for the dealer. (repairing the security light/ignition problem. $650.00) All of this in 2 years. Bad, Bad,Bad.
lower the engine from the car
it looks like a little coolant jug that comes on the bottom left side of the dash
Disconnect the battery. Drain the radiator. Remove the pump belt. Unbolt the pump, and replace the pump along with new gaskets.
is it hard to replace a waterpump out of a oldsmobile aurora 95
Sounds like a bad water pump to me.
water pump has some (2) pins into the block...it needs to be pryed stright off.
Pay about $600.00 or get the book. You have to remove crank shaft pulley, timing chain cover, very hard job. You do not need to remove the crankshaft pulley to replace the water pump on a 3.4L v6. If one wanted to remove the water pump housing/timing chain cover on this engine, then yes removal of the crankshaft pulley would be needed. Maybe you are confusing this 3.4L with the 2.4L where as the water pump is driven by the timing chain. This kind of repair at the mechanic wouldn't cost more than $100. It is a very easy job and the water pumps for these engines range from $10 - $30. It took me only 30 minutes to replace my water pump, and I'm only a hobbyist. I only paid $13.99 for my water pump. I drive a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 3.4L 3400 v6
Your best bet would be to go to an auto parts store that sell Haynes Manuals. They are not very expensive. It will help you in many other matters.
Coolant level low, thermostat stuck, clogged radiator, defective water pump, blown head gasket, or cooling fan not functioning.
If its a 4cyl. Between $35-50 dollars if its a 6cyl. Between $14-30 dollars
The water pump is very easy to access on the 3.4's. Just follow the lower radiator hose to the engine and that's the pump you will have to replace.
you have to pull the timing chain cover off which includes the harmonic balancer loosen the timing chain then once you have done all that you can un-bolt the water pump from the mtor and the timing chain housing and it should slide right out be sure to mark your valve gears and your crnk so you don't loose your timing marks
I had the same issue with a 2001 Alero and the Oldsmobile repair shop installed some sort of deflector inside of the door. Not sure what or where exactly but that is what they told me.