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How to remove a water pump on a 93-99 Altima
READ ALL BEFORE DOING THE REPAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tools need:
-Jack stands,
-Floor Jack
-Phillips srewdriver for drain
-10mm wrench
-12mm socket and wrench
-14mm wrench and socket
-Extention
-3/8 drive ratchet
-block of wood
-5/16 or 8mm nutdriver
-lugnut wrench/ impact with socket
-Gasket scraper


Begin by disconecting the negative battery cable with 10mm socket/wrench
then block the rear wheels with block/chock.Thenjack up the car and set up on jack stands.


Then Remove all cover/panel with 10mm socket and then drain anti-freeze by removing the plastic bolt with phillips srewdriver.


Then remove the passenger wheel by removing the four 21mm nuts with a
impact wrench/lug wrench. Next remove the black plastic panel cover (use 10mm socket).


Now Remove the AC belt, with 14mm socket,
There is one bolt and nut,loosen the bolts, and the belt will be loose, then you can take it off.


Remove the mount and bracket( 4 bolts)

The mount is removed by first putting a floor jack under the oil pan with a
piece of wood. Then loosen the 3 14mm bolts and the thru long bolt
It has a nut that you have to hold, with box wrench






http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u245/RCM_2007/Atima 3/100_0622.jpg



Loosen the four bolts holding the water pump pully with 10mm wrench
Here I recommend you use a ratcheting wrech to speed it up, or long wrench like mine.

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Remove the the other belt. There is not alot of space between the power steering and the body. So you have remove the 2 14mm holding the PS braket to the block
Remove the overflow tank

Remove the alternator by removing the 10mm nut, the plug, and the ground
is removed by using a 8mm socket.





8. Remove the pulley, spray the bolts holding the PB Blaster(wd-40,ect)
9. Remove the 12mm bolts holding the pump to the block

10. Clean the surface with scaper and apply RTV and put a new gasket.
11. Toque 12mm bolts to 12fts pound
12. Install all parts that were removed.
13.Check for leaks
 

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NICE! im sure this will be helpfull to many.
 

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I did this over the summer. Now that bought a digital camara, I what to show how do stuff.
 

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I add some pics to 2nd post
 

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This is a great write-up. Very detailed, and the pictures are extremely helpful.

Mods, can this be stickied somewhere?
The water pump is one of those repairs that most of us shade tree mechanics are a little :ugh: about, so this write up is very pertinent.

Thanks for doing the work Mr. KA!
 

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Thank you!.
 

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yeah the waterpump isnt that bad. I did the same exact steps. First car I did it on took almost 3 hours my second just over an hour. Hardest part is sealing it.
 

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This should be stickied...
 

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Yeah, it takes a while to write this kind of stuff up and taking pics while you're doing the work is for the birds because you have to wash your hands everytime you want to take a pic.

Good write-up, though.

How many miles do you have on your car?
 

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Nice to see this. Thanks!

That Altima looks like it is used... actually driven, you know what I mean? :D

The rust on the clamps is awesome. Do you live somewhere in the North? :)
 

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I did this job about a month ago... all that for a waterpump. Long ago I had a 68 Ford Ranger and could change out the water pump in under an hour... and that was before I know how to work on cars! This car, jeez, you have to pull half the accessories off to get at the damn thing!

Nice illustrated how to though!
 
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