My '85 4000S' water pump needs to be replaced... I was wondering how difficult is it? Would 2 shadetree mechanics (me and a friend) be able to replace it readily with standard tools and a Haynes manual? Any got ya-s? OR would I be better off sending it off to a local shop to have it done?
Any help would be appreciated.
09-15-2001, 04:54 AM
It is not that bad of a job. Heck, you should learn to do it sooner ar later. I'm now into upgrading camshafts in my '84 4KQ!!! Just make sure you put the engine at TDC #1: line up all the marks - cam gear, flywheel through bell housing, distributor mark, crank pully-if possible. Drain the coolant-especailly from the engine, NOT just the radiator. Remove the upper timing cover and that is really about it. If you feel REALLY ambitious, you should think about replacing the timing belt while you are in there.