water pump removal ; nissan sentra '...

water pump removal ; nissan sentra '91 2.0 L SR20DE

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Madison, AL

#1 May 23, 2006
my water pump needs replacing. i have my car up on four ramps .
removed plastic shroud near passenger front tire . can see that if I remove the crankshaft pulley i can gain some ( not very much )
room to the water pump for removal . it was suggested to me that i remove motor mounts and drop engine some to better access the water pump for removal . my question is which mounts ?.... and
what might be the most immediate pitfalls i might see by dropping the engine ... because first of all i can see where if i drop the motor too much the right front ( passanger ) axle will in direct line the motor coming down on it . can anyone verify that dropping the motor to just this point give me sufficient room for water pump removal and replacement . Has anyone replaced a water pump on this make before ? any suggestions greatly appreciated -- help save my hair and its color .

Christchurch, New Zealand

#2 Jan 19, 2010
do not do that just take it out why would you have to drop the motor? weird?! whoever told you that is a girl guide mechanic i reckon one of those ones that say you have to drop the motor on an a twin turbs subaru, well i got one and its not the case!!! or it might be for a girl guide hahaha! if i can change the water pump on a VG30E in a front wheel drive maxima surely you can gullibility!

Van Buren, AR

#3 Jan 22, 2011
John, he didn't ask about a Maxima, he asked about a Sentra, completely different car. I have the same problem and I wish someone who knows would help us with some good information.
Paul Knisely425806520 9

Seattle, WA

#4 Jun 24, 2011
You are dealing with a DOHC, violating the timing belt, and replacing the water pump.
While you are in there replace the timing belt and ALL accessory belts.....you chuck one of these in the Sierra's and Si'O'Nara !
Blow ALL fluids from brake system & replace.
Blow ALL the PWR-STR'ing fluid & replace.
Change filter & fluid, set band(s) in AUTOMATIC.
Check transfer case fluid.
CHECK cooler for case of MGD & pt. of Wild Turkey.
Carry another whole cooler of ice.
Carry Currer-Kit for snakebite.
Carry .40 & case of shells for snakes (dinner).
Wife optional.......

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