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.
I can not answer your question but I do know that there was a recall on them.
a 2002 Alero could have several problems causing the overheating. Thermostat, water pump, or clogged radiator issues are the most common causes of overheating.
It is located on the passenger side on the bottom of the engine near the firewall.
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...
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.