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#34 of 116 water pump removal
Oct 23, 2008 (10:59 am)
Help, I'm trying to replace the water pump and there is a bolt behind the power steering pully, I got a 98 olds intrigue 3.8L engine. Anyone can tell me the steps I need to remove the pump(s)?
#35 of 116 Re: coolant issues
Dec 09, 2008 (11:51 am)
Does anyone happen to have the part number for the 3.5L water pump?
Mine just started leaking in a BIG way.
Also, are there any gaskets that need to be replaced when replacing the water pump?
#36 of 116 Re: coolant issues [fasstln]
Dec 10, 2008 (10:49 am)
Check www.rockauto.com or www.gmpartsdirect.com
both websites sell parts cheaper than the dealer. Each has an easy to search database to view the parts. I would check rockaut.com first.
#37 of 116 Re: coolant issues
Dec 10, 2008 (10:56 am)
I wanted to post the part number and such from GM Parts Direct.
19168613 water pump kit (with gasket)
The total cost was about $95, though I had to pay a NC state sales tax. GM Parts Direct offers low prices but then gets you on the shipping. They are located near my house, so why are they charging me $15 to ship this thing!? Oh well, still a heck of a lot cheaper than getting it from a stealership.
#38 of 116 Re: coolant issues [fasstln]
Dec 10, 2008 (3:38 pm)
12458115 gm # and of coarse there is a gasket and be aware that some bolts are longer than others.
13 bolts and 5 are long. I think.
water pump bolts to 124 inch lbs.
idler pulley bolt to 37 ft. lbs.
water pump pulley bolts to 106 inch lbs.
Added: old # has been has been replaced by a new part number
#39 of 116 Replaced the water pump and gasket this weekend on my 3.5L
Jan 05, 2009 (10:59 am)
This ended up not being too bad of a job.
Drain the reservoir coolant and then remove the reservoir by (a) unscrewing the two bolts at the top of the shock mount, (b) disconnecting the hose near the thermostat, and (c) disconnecting the electrical sensor under the reservoir.
Now put a half-inch ratchet on the tensioner pulley and crank that bad boy over to release tension on the accessory belt (easiest to remove the belt from the top pulley). Be sure to note how the belt runs across the pulleys. Took me 45 minutes to put this back on because I couldn't remember the order it was in (should have taken a picture!).
You'll need to loosen the idler pulley and pull it out as far as you can (the bolt on mine was too long to completely remove it, but I only needed to get it out of the way) which will provide you enough space to remove some of the bolts on the water pump.
It is also easiest if you remove the 4 screws holding the water pump pulley on, which will also give you access to bolts for the water pump.
Now you just have to start taking the bolts off the water pump. There are a lot and you need to keep track in which holes the long bolts go and which ones have the shorter bolts.
Once you remove all of the bolts and pull the water pump off, you'll need to clean the engine block of any stuck-on gasket from the old water pump. A razor blade is best, but a flat head screwdriver would suffice.
Also, take a can of compressed air (like what you use to clean a computer keyboard) and blow out each of the bolt holes in case any gunk/debris fell in there upon removing the water pump.
The instructions said to put a little bit of gasket sealant on the new water pump gasket, so I used some RTV sealant for high-temperatures. It's probably meant for exhaust applications, but 200 degrees is pretty hot too.
I put some of the sealant on the new water pump, laid the new gasket on top, then put additional sealant on the new gasket (so the gasket now has sealant on both sides).
I put the new water pump and gasket on and then started threading all of the bolts.
Put the accessory belt back on, though now might be a good time to replace yours if necessary, and reinstall the coolant reservoir.
Go ahead and add some distilled water and Dex-Cool coolant to the reservoir and start the car with the cap OFF of the reservoir. Let the car get up to temperature and add more water/coolant as necessary. This should allow the system to burp out any air.
Finally, put the cap back on the reservoir and take it for a drive. Please note any low coolant lights on the instrument cluster or overheating. Since this is a closed system, it is probably important that the reservoir not be overfilled.
#40 of 116 thermostat problems
Jan 21, 2009 (8:12 pm)
I have a 2000 olds intrigue with about 50000 miles on it.The thermostat gauge has been reading in the red, or very close to it, very frequently, although the coolant level is ok & the engine doesn't smell "hot". The gauge going up seems to be associated with a banging sound, which can also be felt, on the driver's side. The GM mechanic replaced the thermostat & bled the system, feeling that an air lock was causing the banging- the symptoms reappeared within 12 miles after leaving the garage. I haven't noticed that the performance of the car has been affected- that is, I still get 25-26 mpg. What is wrong?
Jan 25, 2009 (12:07 pm)
So... my car recently started to leak a little bit of water after it was turned off each night. I am pretty sure it is the water pump because it has 135k on it and hasn'te been changed and seems to be coming from that general area. I am going to look into it closer. Additionally, this winter when it has been very cold (less that 15 degrees) the temperature on the car has been getting too hot. After reading the posts in this thread I believe it is because it is the original thermostat with poor design and when I do rev the motor it cools back down as described by other posters. So.. I am looking to get the parts to do it myself, but saw some posters were pretty picky about where to get the parts from.
I see the part numbers listed by others for the gmpartsdirect site for the water pump. I needed to get a water pump and the thermostat for my 01 with the 3.5, however, gmpartsdirect doesn't have the thermostat, they only have the water pump. rockauto has both of the parts, any suggestions on which one I should get as they have three different brands of thermostat (none listed as oem) and 7 water pumps (bosch listed as oem). It looks like the cheaper water pumps may just not come with the pulley, but that would come off the old pump anyway correct? Is the OEM truly the same as what I would get from the dealer or gmpartsdirect? Just want to make sure that the parts I get are going to work for me.
#42 of 116 Re: thermostat problems [caputmedusa]
Jan 25, 2009 (5:40 pm)
I'm wondering if your car is not signaling the fans to come on when the tempeature comes on. Have your mechanic check this.
#43 of 116 Re: [haguc]
Jan 25, 2009 (5:44 pm)
Any of the aftermarket thermostats for the Intrigue should work fine. I believe they should be 180 degree. I haven't had to replace the water pump but all should have a warranty. I wouldn't buy the cheapest nor the most expensive. go for one of the pumps in the middle.