Best Answer

It depends on what engine you have. Get a manual on your car from the parts store. It is fairly simple work. Remove the serpentine belt, probably should replace that when reasembling. Remove the alternator, remove wires first of course; only three bolts. Remove the idler pulley from the front of the water pump; only three bolts. Then finally remove the four bolts holding the old pump from the pump housing. Prepare the housing for the new gasket by cleaning completly, the old gasket from the housing, very important. Apply the reccomended gasket sealer to both sides of the gasket and reasemble in reverse order of teardown.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2004-09-26 08:25:53
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What is involved in replacing the water pump on a 97 Cavalier 4-cylinder?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

How do you change a timing belt on a 1998 Chevy Cavalier?

A '98 Cavalier Z24 has a timing chain, not a belt. Currently in the process of changing the water pump, and the timing chain is involved. We are looking at replacing the chain while there because it is a very involved process. You should get a Chilton manual, well worth the money. Will let you know more after completion.

How do you get the serpentine belt back on after replacing the water pump on a 1990 Chevy Cavalier?

There is a schematic on the fan shroud. If not go to a used car lot and find a like car and draw a schematic,

What is the cause of temp gage going up on 2005 Chevy Cavalier?

Engine overheating. Check the radiator for leaks in the hose pipe or radiator, otherwise the water pump is faulty and will need replacing

How much trouble is involved in replacing a water pump on a 1997 Chrysler LHS it is a 3.5 engine?

An experienced mechanic can replace it in about 3 hours with the proper tools.

How do you replace the water pump on a 1986 Honda Accord?

In my '87 accord, replacing the water pump was a big ordeal at the shop - $550 was a bargain price for the job. it involved the same work as replacing the timing belt - which was only $50 extra at that point. Not that this is a specific answer, but the point is that it's hard. Rick

Why does a cavalier over heat?

why does my 2002 chevy cavalier over heat after i change the thermostat and the water pump

What is the cost to replace a water pump on a 97 Chevy cavalier?

What is the cost to replace a watrr pump on a 97chevy cavalier

Who are involved in water misuse?

Us, we are involved in water misuse.

How do you know when water pump on cavalier is going out?

They will leak

How do you replace water pump on a Mitsubishi 3000gt?

Replacing the water pump and replacing the timing belt are both part of the 60K maintenance.

How do you replace a timing belt on a 2001 Chevy Cavalier?

How do you replace timing chain & water pump on a2001 Chevrolet cavalier

What involved in the water cycle?

Water is involved in water cycle. Water travels across different stages.

Where is the water pump on a 3sfe 4cylinder engine?

On the drivers side (Australia)/ passenger side (America) at the back on the bottom of the engine. The main belt it connected to it.

How is chemistry involved in hard water?

chemistry involved in Hard water

Do cavalier King Charles spaniels like water?


How do you replace the water pump on a 1989 Chevy Cavalier?

Drain the water from your 1989 Chevy Cavalier cooling system. Remove the water return hose from the water pump. Remove the water pump belt. Remove the water pump retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new water pump.

How do you find out what is wrong with a Chevy Cavalier 2001 when the water light is on but the car has water?

Sensor Problem.

If your 1999 Chevy Cavalier has water in the oil what to do?

What do I need to do if my 1999 chevy cavailer has water in the oil?

Will replacing pipes remove hard water?

No, hard water is in the water, it is not caused by the type of pipe.

How do you replace the water pump on a 2000 Plymouth Neon?

Replacing the water pump on the 2000 Neon is a parallel to the explaination of replacing the timing belt which I have posted an answer for. If you have over 100,000 miles on the car, look at replacing the timing belt as well.

Why does Water drip under 1993 Chevy Cavalier?

Because your fail

Where is the water pump located on a 1990 Chevy Cavalier?

It is on the front of the engine.

What are the process involved in water cycle?

The processes involved in water cycle are: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Collection. These are the important processes that are involved.

Is replacing a 1996 Geo Metro water pump the same procedure as replacing same on a 1994 metro?


What are the Geographical processes involved in water pollution and waste management?

which are processes involved in the water cycle?