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Water Pump Belt

04/16/2009


Hi Folks,
Anyone ever replace that little known critical item? Mine failed at 133K miles. Drove a few miles before I noticed Temp gauge pegged!
I hope the best part of the SHO is still healthy!
Jeff W

99 TR welded
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Yeah. once, or 87 times, I can't remember...

There is a round standoff that has a long bolt through it which must
be removed. I think it is a 12 mm hex head.
Push down on the little tensioner and remove the belt from the
pulleys. You'll find the standoff real quick. Trace towards the
driver's fender and you'll see the bolt head under there, behind the
battery.
Unscrew the bolt, holding the standoff so it won't fall, and slide
back the bolt enough to get the standoff out. Then swap in the new
belt and reverse the procedure. Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.

Eric Lehmann
97 Ebony 42k Welded - With the Angels Now so that I don't have to be.
Long Live the Garage Queen !
97 Ebony 183k Resurrected, Welded, Experiment in progress
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96 Medium Willow Green Metallic 119k Resurrected, Welded, Eaton M90 inside
96 Rosemist 72k 2006 Best Of SHO, Popular Vote, 2007 Best Gen 3,
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