It would help to have a 10mm offset box wrench to remove the water pump pully. Just slip it in between the fender and the pully and start cranking away.Wha????!!! :ugh3: There is no room,, and to tell that to someone who worked on old American cars where there was enough room to sit next to the engine while working on it and have room for a sandwhich and a drink too! The damned engine and water pump is 1 inch from the F$$# fender....
no room at all! it a fr$$# nightmare... all because of no room...
when someone asks how hard it is, it would be very simple if there were room, but there ain't!
at least it is has no room in the 1989 Corolla SR5. Nightmare! :ugh3:
yes,,It would help to have a 10mm offset box wrench to remove the water pump pully. Just slip it in between the fender and the pully and start cranking away.
Why drain the coolant if you are not replacing the water pump?so easy,
take the passenger wheel off,
take the splash guard off,
support engine using jack and wood,
remove passanger side motor mount,
take all belts off,
remove valve cover (3 screws),
remove timing belt cover,
align engine at TDC,
remove crank pulley (soak it with WD-40 a day before and it will be easier, also use an air hammer),
loosen tensioner and remove timing belt.
Piece of cake. Hardest part is not over torqing the timing belt cover screws because they are rusty
Thats why you put piston #1 at TDC and align the crank and cam sprockets. If you get a Haynes manual, it makes things sooo much easier.So when the belt does go, it doesn't tear anything up? I was wondering about that...