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Any tricks to removing waterpump on car with AC??

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I think I know the answer already, but it's been a while since I've done a waterpump on a car with AC. Is there anyway to pull the pump without removing the AC bracket?? The AC bracket sort of wraps around the front of the lower timing cover + 2 of the 13mm head bolts that hold the water pump on actually go through holes in this bracket. I got all the water pump bolts out (broke 2 !!!) but now it looks like this AC bracket has to go too!!

Thanks, Bret.

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Guest Anonymous

CRUMMY DESIGN IN MY OPINION -

THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY .

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whole thing and slip the pump off. Before installing your new water pump, grind a little off the bolt bosses so you can slip the pump under the bracket without messing up the gasket. You can also saw off one of the brackets that bolt over the water pump. It isn't really necessary and makes water pump changing much easier. I did that in 1979 and haven't had any problems with the modified bracket.

Or if you have a rotary A/C compressor, get the Clardy-style bracket that mounts the compressor on an adjustable arm (eliminates the idler pulley)that doesn't bolt over the water pump.

Cheers

Mike

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Guest Anonymous

Agree. I changed my water pump by loosening the A/C bracket.

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