Be Glad you dont have the 2.4 motor in a HHR , it sits sideways , doing the water pump on a solstice , its not bad .
Still under $30:The tool can be had for under $30 from Amazon now.
Thanks for the info!6 hours is normal....about $900 at the dealership to replace it. That's about right! I think it's 6.4 hours to be precise. Coolant flush it right away too.
I hope they are going to do the thermostat.My water pump needs replacing now too (at 50,000 miles). But it's not the water pump itself that failed, but the gasket, so it's leaking coolant. Still, they have to replace the whole pump - looking at up to 6 hours labor. Yikes.
If you use the half-moon type BE VERY CAREFUL not to drop the bolt(s) inside the cover, 'cos they go right into the innards of the engine. Better to tape off the open area as much as possible, before you remove the bolts.The tool from O'Reilly wasn't going to work so I ordered the half moon for $26 off Amazon.
Will camo Duck Tape work? :thumbs:If you use the half-moon type BE VERY CAREFUL not to drop the bolt(s) inside the cover, 'cos they go right into the innards of the engine. Better to tape off the open area as much as possible, before you remove the bolts.
I believe it! :cuss:Well...GM just released an update on labor time for the WP....8.8 hours, which now makes this job $1000+.
Mine lasted 86k. Thanks for the reminder :lurk:And if you replace the water pump or flush the system, remember to add anti-rust/water pump lubricant. I use Prestone brand, but Bars Leaks works too. My original pump is pushing 70,000 miles.
104k. Just loosing coolant *very* slowly, and nothing in the service history indicates it's ever been changed. So, hey, why not.@raygun No helpful insight here, I'm just curious....how many miles on your GXP? A little water leak or did most the water dump out?
You do not need the gear. As a footnote. When refilling radiator you need to unhouse the coolant reservoir unclip the electric switch at bottom and hold the reservoir as high as you can when filling. Also unplug the hose on top of engine until coolant comes out of the nipple other wise you will have air in systemI'm getting ready to tackle a water pump replacement..I ordered the gear tool but i'm a little confused on what to order when it comes to the pump? Since the holding tool bolts to the gear, should I get the AC Delco OE 251-751?? It has the gear on it..or should I get the AC Delco pump without the gear which is a lot cheaper?? Would appricate it greately if someone could tell me what to order and part number if it's available..Thanks