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How do you replace the water pump on a Saab 900?

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2009-08-22 15:14:53
2009-08-22 15:14:53

You don't specify a year, but I will presume you mean the Classic 900 (1979-93). The '79-'80 models had the B engine with the water pump in the engine block. The H engine (8-valve) and B202 (16-valve) have the water pump mounted at the front of the engine, near the firewall (Saab engines are installed reverse of most cars). Most manuals specify removing the air conditioning compressor to access the water pump, but it can be replaced without that step.

1) Loosen the drive belts by loosening the alternator. 2) Remove the pulley on the water pump. 4 10mm bolts. 3) Remove the water pump. 4) Install new gasket and new water pump. Use only a water pump with a cast impeller, not one with a pressed steel impeller. The latter does not provide proper flow for cooling. 5) Install the pulley, install the belts, tighten the alternator.

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See Saabsite.com. They have all the steps and often photos. VVVVVVVVVrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!

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