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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.

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