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07-06-2006, 09:51 PM
Can't seem to get the pump off of the pulley after removing the 3 allen screws and bracket.Any tricks or am I doing something wrong?Thanks

07-06-2006, 10:03 PM
The first time I pulled mine, I like to never got it off. It took a lot of "pursuading" to get it to let go of the harmonic balancer. I just worked it back and forth and I sprayed it with WD40 and left it over night. If you do this, make sure you do not get it on the belts! After I finally removed it, I sanded the edges of the water pump with a real fine sand paper. I also sanded inside the harmonic balancer. I then gave it a lite coat of WD 40 and put it back together. This year, I unbolted it and it slid right off with minimal effort. It seems that the first one is the only difficult one. Hope this helps. Good luck.

07-10-2006, 01:50 PM
Mine was pretty hard to take off as well. I ended up pulling the whole pump off the engine and then coaxing it out. Hope it is not this hard next time.