98 Grand Am 2.4L Water Pump Replacement

Asked by Jul 13, 2017 at 03:47 PM about the 1998 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Understand the concept, have the tools and have the water
pump, gasket, sealer and 4 new acdelco plugs for 2 MILs
for leaking WP and misfiring cylinder. Only 85k on the car
with other parts already replaced. Car was a gift. Not ever
affording to pay $500+ of labor for quotes of 5-7 hours
work when I could manage doing it in 4 or better. But my
question is, where could I find a manual for wp replacement
on this specific car, not this specific engine. Multiple results
of 2.4L twin cam repairs are for cavaliers or some other
chevy or pontiac, but none for a 98 grand am. It looks like I
might have to move and manipulate other mechanisms
before I can get to the water pump. Any suggestions?

All ready to go, just trying to get it done painlessly with no
mistakes.

1 Answer

Just did that this weekend. Actually in the middle of putting it all back together. Still got my fingers crossed. because if there is a leak after its all together, its a ton of work taking it back apart again. Surprisingly I got all bolts off easily except for one. It was an engine mount bolt. There wasnt enough space to get a socket on it, and a wrench didnt have enough muscle to work. I ended up leaving it, and was still able to get timing chain cover off. Heres ayoutube video that will give you an idea what it all takes. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=dBoleMSfsAw&list=PLU1DfIBF_DBmXMCY9ZJFG9ri1mi1FPv Dh Email me if you run into any problems or questions you might need. timeknife@hotmail.com

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