- Feb 3, 2012
Whos replaced the water pump and how bad is it to change? Do I need a sealer to put the new gasket on?
stormsurge said:If you did'nt live so far i would say bring it by tomarrow afternoon. I make a run to wisconsin at 3:30 am to 1:00 pm. Thats enuff driving for me for the day.
Voymom said:Well...30 minutes later and nothing lol This fan clutch bolt is being a PITA. Getting a pry bar from the landlord to see if it does any help.
2003Red4x4 said:So yesterday I posted a comment on Voymom's other thread about the wobbly fan / bad water pump bearing. I had the same problem.
I tackled this repair (water pump and fan clutch) this evening and finally got everything offl. Now I have a bolt that snapped off when I was putting my new water pump on and see this thread--- it looks like I am having the same experience. Obviously I must have over tightened.
I have a couple of questions if anyone has advice to offer:
1) Is the dealer the only place I can get these replacement bolts immediately?
2) Any general advice on pulling out this bolt? I think I used an extractor once in the but I don't have one any more.
This was the last bolt of the 5 on the water pump to be installed so I'll probably replace all of them in case any others were close to breaking
CaptainXL said:Never done it but I have heard that left handed drill bits work as well. And if that fails use an extractor.