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bsbushy
10-19-2007, 12:24 AM
i have a 99 grand am se. the water pump has been leaking for a while. trying to avoid the 900$ shop fee quote. how would be the best way to attack this problem? i have the 2.4L engine. i have disconnected the upper exhaust manifold, to address the water pump. that alone has taken me about 6 hours with about 18 bolts that are hidden. i know that i have to take about 4 different items off the engine to be able to remove the water pump.

but my only problem is knowing if the car has a zero tolerance engine, meaning if i time it wrong i get bent valves, or if i need to time it.... how would i go about doing that correctly?

this job will probably take me about a week but its saving me about 750$ in labor.

any help would be great

WeibSunder
10-19-2007, 04:34 AM
Take it to the shop and let them do it if your that terrified of it.

Mike Jung
10-19-2007, 04:37 AM
Don't forget to change the Thermostat & Timing Chain Tensioner thing, when you have everything open.

Rich
10-19-2007, 04:46 AM
get a haynes manual. that should answer most if not all of your questions.

digitalballz
10-19-2007, 06:15 PM
its really not that complicated. Just time consuming removing everything.