Water Pump disassembling

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Jorge0227
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Water Pump disassembling

Post by Jorge0227 »

Good evening!
I’ve been finding out the hard way how harsh time can be to a car that gas been sitting in your garage, even if engine was rebuilt right before this.
I need to take apart the water pump in my ‘68 1600.
I don’t want to damage anything in the process. I don’t have machinery to do things like a professional mechanic. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

greydog
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Re: Water Pump disassembling

Post by greydog »

I think you need a press to do it without causing damage.
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Re: Water Pump disassembling

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Are you asking about removal or rebuilding? If rebuilding, why? Have you priced a replacement?
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Jorge0227
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Re: Water Pump disassembling

Post by Jorge0227 »

I thought I had to take it apart from the look of the gunk that was stuck, but after cleaning and flushing, pump is good. No rust and spins smoothly. No need to replace or rebuild.