Tim Morford: This video made it very simple for my father and I to do (he watched, but
gave guidance as I did it). By having laptop on the fuse box of my 2003
Silverado, we easily were able to stop and go by how the video was done.
Diego Gomez: What's is thermostat size of a 2000 silverado 4.8?
stewnta: I know this vid has been up a good while but thanks for the help. I think
my water pump may be starting to act up. Everytime I start the engine it
sounds as if the engine is tweeting like the old VW Bugs from back in the
day, more so when i step down on the gas. Is this the indicator?
Russ Glover: Thank you very much for making this video! It saved me $350 replacing my
2002 Suburban water pump, thermostat, serpentine belt, and A/C belt.
Scott Bender: Great video, it walked me right thru it. Just be sure your adjustable
wrench is big enough when taking off the fan. My 10" wrench was too small,
I had to use a pipe wrench.
Peter Horn: Thanks for your video. This was my first auto repair, and you made it easy.
You have a great price on the water pump, too.
Mike Blake: Great video with good lighting,a pleasure to watch. Thanks
AA1PR: many thanks
Vanessa Sandoval: thank you for this video it realy helped me to fix it.god bless you.
Umar Malik: Thanks for sharing... really helpful...
Federico Velasquez: Thank you for posting this video, I was wondering on the drain and flush
how to find the cylinder block drains on both sides of the block in order
to drain completely and refill, but there's nothing anywhere on the
internet. I have spent 2 hours looking for them.
Mike Paiva: Good video made my repair job very easy , thanks.
mickster boone: Thanks for posting this, it really helped me.
Brian Harrison: UPDATE: Thanks again guys on the video it was extremely helpful. The
operation was a huge success thanks to your helpful tips. The only thing I
had trouble with was getting the fan/clutch assembly off the old pump. It
would slip so that I couldn't get any torque on the nut. I finally went to
the store and found a "FAN CLUTCH SPANNER WRENCH". This tool saved the day
; it resembles a large flat open end wrench with two metal pins on the tips
that went in to the respective holes on the pump pulley. This allowed me to
get the necessary torque to remove the fan. Thanks again and I will be a
regular user of of this site for both parts and repair advice!
elguapo21954: Outstanding video. As I attempted to remove the fan with a crescent wrench
and tapping with a hammer, it would not break loose. As a matter of fact,
the whole pulley would move as I was hitting the wrench. I did have the
belt still in place. I would appreciate any suggestions. thank you.
Chad Welsh: You guys rock! You help me make money period point blank.
chris Maynard: im going outside to do this right now
Josh Tebbs: Great video Mike. Do the bolts on the tensioner need to be torqued when
Robert Gallo: Thanks 1A Auto, you are truly the #1
Brian Harrison: This is awesome! You didn't talk like anyone watching was a dummy! It (the
video) helped me think of replacing my water pump was not such a daunting
task. It looks like it will be easier than when I replaced the pump on my
Lumina! Thanks I will fill you in on the final results of my install. You
guys are a life saver I will definitely recommend and use you in the future!
knelitos23: @ 1A Auto Parts :I got a question man?...what about draining all the
coolant from the heater core?..some people say they got problems getting
hot air after changing the water pump/thermostat,and they recommend to
drain the whole system(wondering how too?)..thanks for your video I'm
trying to change hoses,water pump,thermostat on my 2000 chevy
silverado..thanks again and please let me know if you got any other advise
Timothy Kamalu: Helped me do a Escalade now I got to do mine 01 Sierra.
Jason Starr: Nice job on the video. Especially tough doing the work and being the camera
man too... have to do this to my 2006 4.8 L.. ... 100,000 miles and
it starts falling apart.. lol...
MrCrazyboyusa: I replace my water pump , but my coolant light still on . Any idea guys or
how long computer takes to reset?
Blaine Yoakum: when taking off the water pump how do you tell if the water pump is bad or
not? I may just have a seal thats bad. Thanks.
David G: This video help me to replace the water pump on my 1997 K1500 4.3. Not
quite the same but close enough. One whack (or two) on the fan nut didn't
do it for me. I kept at it for 5 minutes and grabbed the belt to help it
stop moving but finally got it. The hardest part was getting the bolts
started on the replacement pump, it's tight and down low on the 4.3. TYVM.
1A Auto Parts: @BloodandSoil1 Usually when your waterpump goes bad it leaks anti-freeze
from a small weep hole near the front of the pump.
1A Auto Parts: If you loosen them before you take the belt off it will put tension on the
pulley and you should be able to crack them loose. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393
payan6251: I think its a belt tensioner pulley because I tried to spin it and it was
hard to spin It didnt spin freely
Vonnie Reese: Very good video Mike, I have one problem, I changed out my water pump on my
2002 Silverado after 146,000 miles, I did everything correct the leak has
stop, my question is that I didn't torque the bolts on the water pump, do I
need to go back into it and torque the bolts? I have a feeling that I may
have a little bit more torque than 22-24 PSI thanks again
John Letkiewicz: '01 GMC Sierra, 5.3 l. engine 225k miles. Never rplcd water pump. How can I
tell if water leak is water pump or heater core? There is a very small amt
of water in the cabin, but losing coolant under truck.
fvasquez01: How do I know if the problem is the water pump vs. the thermostat? Thank you
oXxLOUDOGxXo: Yes it does, thanks!
Cory Nichols: How long should it take a professional mechanic to replace the water pump?
Turco949: Would it be easier to install the thermostat housing on the water pump unit
before installing the water pump on the engine? At least with the pump flat
on a table, less chance of the housing o-ring shifting on you, etc. Good
video though, thanks for sharing!
1A Auto Parts: Yes you are correct. If it's worn you may want to replace it with a new one.
1A Auto Parts: @ballershanelle It may have four small bolts that hold it on. If it does
not, and has one nut in the center as shown in the video, than you should
be able to use it using the same method. Hope this helps you out.
Jake Martinez: I would make a trace of the new pump on the BOX it comes in. Punch out a
hole on the screws then insert the screw the for that place in the mock-up.
These way the screws is replace to the same place from where removed.
bj45pressgod: That help out a lot
1A Auto Parts: It may be a little easier with it out of your way. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393
1A Auto Parts: There's a weep hole on the bottom of the water pump where the anti-freeze
will leak out from when the water pump starts to go bad. We carry brand new
water pumps for many different types of vehicles on our website 1aauto.com
888-844-3393 1aauto.com All of our auto parts include FREE SHIPPING.
Radiant Remodeling & Custom Homes, Inc: 2 questions: 1: Re-use the old block bolts or not? I've seen suggestions on
both sides. 2: Hi temp silicone on gaskets or not? Again... seen both sides
but I have been under the assumption that modern engines using o-rings need
apexsrv: Thanks for the vid. Saved me about $400 doing it myself...with your help.
I'll be using you as a resource in the future for sure!
ballershanelle: @1aauto. For an old skool 1985 GMC c1500 305/5.0H, removal of the fan from
pump: i need to rent the special fan clutch tool from AZ or can i tap the
wrench on like this video? I assume my clutch turns 1-way while holding the
payan6251: hi wat does the kit come with? just the gaskets? o do u sell the thermos
tat because I didnt see it in ur website
battle623: Great Vid, one question though, would it be easier to install the
thermostat before water pump mounting so that i dont have to work it in a
tight/crampt position? it is only 2 screws.
BloodandSoil1: Question- For a few days I saw what I thought was a large puddle of oil
under my 2003 Tahoe when I left. I took it to the dealer and they said I
needed a new water pump. After I took it in it didn't leak anymore leading
me to think it was just a loose bolt. If my water pump was no good wouldn't
I hear something or the vehicle temp be high? I will buy a new water pump
from you after seeing your video but wanted to make sure the clown at the
dealer wasn't making this up? Thanks so much!
1A Auto Parts: @1981shooter1981 We currently do not have an auto repair video that shows
this particular repair.We'll keep this in mind if we end up doing this
repair in the future.
cruz sumerio: gracias , me ahorraron un buen billete , thanks
ssz33tt: Very well made video. I'm going to tackle this dyi on my next day off as my
04 Yukon Denali has been leaking anitfreeze for a month now. Question, do
you have to use Dexcool as recommended in the manual or can I just use the
green stuff antifreeze instead?
Cert: Building stuff is always in my family gene. My dad is a new york auto technician and taught me everything I need to know about cars. Now I sell car parts online to suppliment my income. So it does help when there's good guidance.