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Water pump is driven by timing chain idler and is mounted on the rear of the timing chain housing. Disconnect the neg. battery cable. Drain cooling system. Disconnect oxygen sensor connector.
Remove upper exhaust manifould heat sheild. Remove exhaust manifold brace. Remove lower exhaust manifold heat sheild. Loosen manifold to exhaust manifold spring loaded nuts. Remove radiator outlet pipe to water pump coverbolts. Disconnect exhaust pipe from manifold.
Pull down on the exhaust pipe to disconnect it from exhaust manifold bolts. Disconnect outlet pipe from oil pan and transaxle. If equipped with manual tranaxle, remove exhaust maifold brace. Leave lower radiator hose attached and pull down on radiator out look pipe to disengauge from water pump. Leave outlet pipe hanging.
Lower vehicle. Remove exhaustmanifold to cylinder head nuts. Remove exhaust manifold to cylinder head nuts. Remove manifould. Remove timing chain front cover. Remove timing chain tensioner. Remove bolts bolts securing water pump cover to cylinder block. Remove water pump to timing chain housing nuts. Remove water pump attaching nuts. Remove water pump and cover assembly. Separate componets as necessary.
If cover was separated from body during removal, join this componets with a new gasket and hand tighten bolts. Apply bearing grease to splines of water pump drive. Set body and assemble into position.
Install and hand tighten bolts securing cover to cylinder block. Install and hand tighten bolts securing cover to cylinder block. Installand hand tighten nuts securing body to timing chain housing. Lubracate outlet pipe "O" ring with antifreeze. (I use RTV) Connect outlet pipe. Install and hand tighten bolts. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification in the following sequence. I'll ad the torque spec. at the end but this is where if you tighten out of order something will break.
pump assembly to timing chain housing nuts.
pump cover to pump body bolts
pump cover to cylinder block bolts (Bottom Bolt First)
outlet pipe to cover bolts
To complete installation reverse removel procedure.
Torque specs are 19 in. or 26mm all except water pump cover bolts which are 124 in or 14Nm
I never torque the bolts just make sure there done in the right order.

Oldsmobile Alero... | Answered on May 15, 2019

Switch to fuel pump????? What switch ? A relay controlled by the PCM/ECM - engine computer powers up the fuel pump , no inertia fuel cut off switch like on fords .

Oldsmobile Cars... | Answered on May 12, 2019

Located on the very bottom of the radiator is a Large hose and the Drain Valve is there, open the valve, drain all the fluid, open the top of the radiator, hold a running water hose to fill the radiator, start the car find the balance of water flow, in the water hose and the drain. When the engine is warm about 3-5 minutes. It will then start cycling through the engine you may need to increase water hose flow now to keep the radiator full. Flush for 2-3 minutes or until crisp clear water is draining from the Drain valve. Turn off the car let all water drain completely. Then fill with Coolant. Water mix of 50%/50% coolants are suggested for summer time operation.

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 09, 2019

disconnect the lines and connect them [ male a loop so water circulates around ] --you wont have any cabin heat until repair can be made

Oldsmobile Cars... | Answered on May 09, 2019

2001 Oldsmobile Truck Silhouette 3.4L SFI 6cyl
Fuel Pump - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Drain and remove the fuel tank from the vehicle
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Quick-connect fittings at the fuel pump Fuel pump locking nut with a Fuel Pump Spanner Wrench J 39348 Fuel pump assembly from the fuel tank and discard the O-ring
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    New O-ring on the fuel tank Fuel pump into the fuel tank making certain not to fold or twist the strainer and that it does not interfere with the full travel of the float arm Fuel pump locking nut with the scanner tool Quick-connect fittings at the fuel pump Fuel tank and fill the tank Negative battery cable
  2. Prime the fuel system as follows:
    1. Turn the ignition switch ON for two seconds.
    2. Turn the ignition switch OFF for 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the ignition switch ON and checks for leaks. Repair if necessary.

Fuel Pump/SenderRemoval & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Drain the fuel tank into an approved container.
    WARNING Do not attempt to straighten any kinked nylon fuel lines. Replace any kinked nylon fuel feed or return pipes in order to prevent damage to the vehicle.
    WARNING Do not attempt to repair sections of nylon fuel pipes. If the nylon fuel pipes are damaged, replace the pipes.
  5. Raise the vehicle.

    Fig. Showing the fuel tank assembly and related components
  6. Disconnect the fuel supply pipe (5) quick-connect fitting.
  7. Disconnect the evaporative emission (EVAP) purge pipe (6) quick connect fitting at the EVAP canister.
  8. Loosen the fuel tank filler pipe hose clamp.
  9. Disconnect the fuel tank filler from the fuel tank.
  10. Disconnect the vapor recirculation pipe from the filler tube.
  11. Remove the fuel tank shield.
  12. With the aid of an assistant, support the fuel tank.
  13. Remove the fuel tank strap attaching bolts.
  14. Disconnect the fuel sender and the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor electrical connectors at the body pass through.
  15. Remove the fuel tank from the vehicle.
  16. Remove the fuel sender assembly (3).

    Fig. Identifying the fuel sender assembly
  17. Disconnect the fuel sender electrical connections (3).
  18. Clean all of the fuel pipe connections, all of the hose connections, and all of the areas surrounding the connections before disconnecting the connections in order to avoid possible contamination of the fuel system.
  19. Disconnect the fuel supply pipe quick-connect fitting (4) at the fuel sender assembly.
  20. Disconnect the evaporative emission (EVAP) pipe quick-connect fittings (5, 6) at the fuel sender assembly.
    CAUTION Do NOT use impact tools. Significant force will be required to release the lock ring. The use of a hammer and screwdriver is not recommended. Secure the fuel tank in order to prevent fuel tank rotation.


2002 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 05, 2019

If you are referring to the brake power booster, after you remove the master cylinder there are 4 nuts holding the booster accessed front under the dash behind the top of the brake pedal/

Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 03, 2019

The turn signal flasher will be located either on the back of the under dash fuse box or to the right of the steering wheel clipped to a bracket under the dash.

Oldsmobile Cars... | Answered on May 03, 2019

There is a bracket attached to the tube & it bolts to the engine. check to see if the bracket is broken or the bolt came off. The location of the trans dipstick makes it very easy to trace down the whole tube.

Oldsmobile Cars... | Answered on May 03, 2019

Maxifuse@/Relay Center: To check the fuses in this underhood fuse center, turn the two knobs one-quarter of a turn to the left (counterclockwise) and loosen the metal wing nut on the passenger's side of the cover. Then remove the cover. The inside of the cover has a chart that explains the features and controls controlled by each fuse and relay.

There are two fuse blocks in your vehicle: the driver's side and passenger's side fuse blocks. Driver's Side Fuse Block - The driver's side fuse block is to the left of the steering wheel, under the instrument panel. Snap off the cover to reveal the fuses. You'll find a fuse puller clipped to the inside of the cover. Place the wide end of the fuse puller over the plastic end of the fuse. Squeeze the ends over the fuse and pull it out. Spare fuses are located in the slots labeled "Spare" on the following chart. When finished, replace the cover by snapping it back up into place.

Additional fuses are located in the relay center, on the passenger's side, below the instrument panel. You must remove the sound insulator on the right side of the passenger footwell to replace these fuses.

Oldsmobile Cars... | Answered on May 03, 2019

The fan(s) (I believe there are at least 2 on that car) on your Olds are electric. If the fuse was bad it would not work. If it is jumping, a fan motor is probably bad. I am not sure, but I think the whole fan mechanism is usually replaced as one unit. Even if individual parts are available, I would still replace the whole thing. To buy it aftermarket is somewhere around $100. It is not a real difficult thing to replace. If you have to take it to a shop, I would hope they could do it for around $250.

Oldsmobile Cars... | Answered on May 01, 2019

Have it repaired at model electronics.

1990 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 30, 2019


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Oldsmobile Cars... | Answered on Apr 29, 2019

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