Noyou don't. I just changed my water pump in a 91 olds 98 3.8 liter. This is the way I did it. Put car on ramps or jacks stands. There is two bolts under the motor mount that you need to loosen but not take out. Then jack the engine up to the bar that goes across. Then take out the bolts that hold the motor mount on the top. Once you hav e done this then remove the belt. There are three bolts that hold the bracket, Take them off. Oh, i forgot there is a bolt that goes through the motor mount take it ot before you take the bolts out on top that hold the motor mount. Once you get the bracket off then the water pump is exposed for your taking. You will have to put the belt back on to loosen the bolts that hold the pully. that is pretty much it. Make sure you use something to lube the bolts because mine were rusted and din't want to losen especially the bottom to bolts that hold the motor mount. once I got the bracket off it only took 15 min. to take off clean and put other one back on. It is not hard but it saved me $150 to do it myself. Part was only &25 lifetime warranty. have fun. if you need further help you can send me an email at nphantom66@Yahoo.com
You have to unscrew front right engine mount from bottom and lift engine (not remove).
The idler pulley is mounted on a plate that needs to be removed. In order to remove the plate with the idler pulley, you must remove the engine mount to get out the idler pulley. To remove the engine mount, you need to jack-up the engine from the bottom of the oil pan (Note: place a piece of wood plank between the bottom of the oil pan and the jack). The idler pulley is mounted on a plate that needs to be removed. In order to remove the plate with the idler pulley, you must remove the engine mount to get out the idler pulley. To remove the engine mount, you need to jack-up the engine from the bottom of the oil pan (Note: place a piece of wood plank between the bottom of the oil pan and the jack).
You need to put the car on jack-stands, remove the wheel and the splash pans, remove the bottom fastener, lift the engine and remove the mount, replace in reverse.
support the bottom of the engine with a floor jack and a piece of wood, then remove the bolt that goes through the mount, then remove the bolts and one nut that holds the bracket to the engine...your may have to lower or raise the height of the engine to get the mount out...it is tricky so take your time and be careful not to damage anything....if you get fustrated its time for a beer break.
take the nuts off the bottom side
Well. if its your front mount, then you jack up the engine, your mount is located at the very front, at the bottom, then you remove the single bolt that goes through the mount, remove the mount, and installation is the reverse of removal.
For the ones on the side you may have to remove the engine mount or starter. For the ones on the back you will have to remove the transmission.For the ones on the side you may have to remove the engine mount or starter. For the ones on the back you will have to remove the transmission.
the torque mount is usually on the bottom front of the engine and it keeps the engine from shifting to much when switching gears
lift and support vehicle on stands, support engine with a jack with a 2x4, so you dont damage the oil pan. lift engine remove upper bolt for front motor mount then removed the three bottom bolts, remove and seperate the mounts. replace with new. replace all removed parts
If you have a v-6 engine the starter is located on the left side bottom of the engine and it is a job to change out. You will have to remove the cross member, the left side engine mount and jack the engine up as high as you can to remove and replace the starter... GOOD LUCK...
remove tire. remove bottom mount. pullout through bottom.
you unbolt the rear of the subframe andlet it down enough to take out the rear engine mount