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Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« on: March 05, 2016, 06:23:18 PM »
How hard is it to remove a water pump in a 1977 Pinto? What do I need to remove pulley?

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Re: Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 06:57:11 PM »
Which motor does it have? Either motor, you should be able to get the pulley off with a regular socket set, or wrenches.
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Re: Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 06:59:24 PM »
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Re: Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 07:05:08 PM »
You'll have to pull everything down to the timing belt, to clear your way to the pump. Drain your coolant, and pull the hoses from the pump. Remove the pump mounting bolts, 3 I think, and viola! Clean up the mating surface and do it all backwards.
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Re: Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 07:34:21 PM »
Do I have to use a pulley puller?

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Re: Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 07:55:13 PM »
It has 4 small bolts. Just remove them, and maybe tap it a little, and it will fall off.
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Re: Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 04:44:30 PM »
Thanks great information and it worked perfectly!

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Re: Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2016, 07:13:03 PM »
That's what we try to do here. Glad to hear it went well for you.
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Re: Water Pump Removal 1977 Pinto
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2016, 07:08:38 AM »
you dont need to remove the timing components, just remove the pully and fan with a wrench and the loosen the belts and the pully wheel will fall off, then two hoses and three bolts, jusyt removed mine to weld an bungs on it
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