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how to change water pump suzuki XL7 2.7L 2002 4wheel drive


Skocyj, Hello again. The link

Skocyj,

Hello again. The link below might help but you know we're gonna ask you why you want to replace it. :) Leaking, overheating, PM?

Register at autozone.com
It will be towards the bottom of the page.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideConte...

Hope this helps. Let us know. Post back with more info or questions. We'll be glad to help.

leaking

leaking

was able to stop the leak by

was able to stop the leak by using stop leak with seal lub.for water pump got home Tenn.to IL.trip thank you god.

good for you, are you still

good for you, are you still looking for the replacement infp?

The first thing is to use an

The first thing is to use an OE pump The best source for replacement information is the shop manual. Check with a dealer or library for the manual. On-line services and manuals are a waste of time and money. I'm familiar with this pump, and it's a quality product that seldom leaks or fails. Are you sure replacing it is necessary? You stated it was leaking, but you didn't state how you determined it was leaking. Don't get insulted. Not trying to undermine your skills. Just trying to save you the time and money in replacing a part that may not have failed in the first place.

I'm glad you made the trip.

I'm glad you made the trip. As you have figured out, in a desperate situation, stop leak can be helpful. I will say that it usually, at best, a temporary fix. You may already know this but I will caution you not to keep adding it as it can cause other problems. If and when it goes to leaking again confirm the origin of the leak and let us know if we can help you.

skocjj, Your statement

skocjj,

Your statement appears below.

was able to stop the leak by using stop leak with seal lub.for water pump

All this stuff does is to temporally swell the seals in the water pump. Just want you to realize that this is not a permanent repair, and the only way to fix the leak permanently is to replace the pump.

yes I do want to replace the

yes I do want to replace the pump It appears to have a cover or plate around it.this is something I have not seen befor. Have you had to replace or now how to.If so let me now how,I sure would like your view.thank you

the problem of leak on the

the problem of leak on the pump or pump seal has stopped for the time being. so now I,am flushing out water system, drain out old antifreeze add fresh water with flush.As I started the Xl7 waer pump making noise until it gets up to temp.so yes I do believe I have to replace it.I would like to ask you all, how to replace water pump seems to have a cover over it.

i can send the service manual

i can send the service manual info to a email ad. if you like, pics donn't post here.
i work at the dealer, so let me know, mws919

JDSkocy0405@aol.com thank

check email let us know.

check email let us know.

yes I do want to replace the

yes I do want to replace the pump It appears to have a cover or plate around it.this is something I have not seen befor.

skocyj,

Your statement appears above.

The cover in question is a "timing belt cover". The water pump on your car is driven by the timing belt. With all due respect to your skills and abilities, in affect, what you are saying is that you have never seen a timing belt cover before. This is a clear indication that you have never worked on a vehicle where the timing belt drives the water pump. It's not as simple as just replacing the water pump. Since you gotta be in there to replace the water pump, you may as well replace the timing belt and related parts as well. MWS, and all of us here can send you links, instructions, diagrams, and text. The bottom line is if you don't know what you are doing, and all this is new to you, you're going to create a mess. If this is your first time at this sort of repair, better to get the car to a pro.

it is a bitchen job, didn't

it is a bitchen job, didn't relize just how much info i'd have to post, and i didn't spend too much time on the manifold/tbi,ect... removel stuff.
the amount of info may change his mind.
i lay it all out on my work buggy and it second nature now.

skocyj, Sorry my mistake.

skocyj,

Sorry my mistake. Forgot for a moment that we're dealin with a 2.7 here. Forget what I said about the water pump being driven by the timing belt. Your 2.7 uses a timing chain not a timing belt. The cover your talkin about is the front timing cover. Haven't seen a posting from you recently. How's it goin?

yea have not started the job

yea have not started the job yet work as a chemical operator too. 12 hr shifts.7a-7p,just tring to get some good info befor I start the job. thanks the more information I have the less problems I have.THAT'S WHY I LIKE WEB SIGHT.

skocyj, Understood and thank

skocyj,

Understood and thank you. But is this your first time at this sort of repair?

I.ve replaced water pumps

I.ve replaced water pumps ford & chevey first suzuki lol.

I'm checking with a auto shop

I'm checking with a auto shop all the pumps I work on have been belt driven,thanks again .

Skocyj, Just to be clear. You

Skocyj,

Just to be clear. You mentioned the only pumps you have done are belt driven. This one is belt driven as well. Yes you do have to take the timing cover off and yes it might be a good idea to change the chains etc. while you are in there but you shouldn't have to remove the chain to access the pump. Again, you might want to but you don't have to.

driveability, (You said) This

driveability,

(You said) This one is belt driven as well.

I know there's been alot of posts, and it's gettin confusing, but just so we're all on the the same page here man, again we're talkin about a 2002 suzuki XL7 2.7 (six cylinder). Uses a chain not a belt.

Yes but the pump is not

Yes but the pump is not driven by the timing chain. It is driven by an acc. drive belt. It goes through the timing chain cover.

I know. Thanks buddy. Glad to

I know. Thanks buddy. Glad to see we're all on the same page here. Just didn't want the poster to think that a timing belt was drivin the pump :-).

drivability, Don't know about

drivability,

Don't know about you man, but I need alot of drinks :-).

Think I'm gonna make this round "Bombay Sapphire" :-) :-)

Jump in here and rescue me if I say something stupid in the the next few hours :-) :-) :-).

Have no fear. The "Dr."

Have no fear. The "Dr." should treat you right. It's gotta be alot better than the "bulldog". Either way a momentary lapse of reason does not equal stupidity but I've got the life preserver in hand just in case :) ENJOY!

Try www.autozone.com for the

Try www.autozone.com for the step-by step guide along with pictures for this procedure.
Once at the site identify you car under the heading "current Vehicle"
Next click "Repair Info" on the tabs below the AutoZone logo.
At the middle of the page go to "Your Ride, Your Guide" and click "Become a member" set you username and password
Log-in and click "Vehicle repair guide"
Select the category for the repair needed.
Select (on the left) type of repair needed.
Page opens to your repair info.

Mws919, A new user on this

Mws919,

A new user on this site has the same year make and model vehicle with the same question. I remembered you said you had the manual. If you wouldn't mind taking a look at the new thread and making your presence known I'm sure they would appreciate it. The user's name is Rbennett27.

Thanks Man

Hello Skocyj, The original

Hello Skocyj,

The original date of this thread is August 13 of this year. The latest (and last) response from you was just three days later. If you have not resolved your issue yet, and you still require help let us know.

Thank You
Helene

Helene, I checked Mws's

Helene,

I checked Mws's account info and he is still watching this post. I posted here to inform Mws that another user could use his help. I also emailed Skocyj to get the info. Check Rbennett27's thread to see if you have any input on it.

Thanks

Hey the water pump was doing

Hey the water pump was doing ok for a about a mounth. I replace thermastat had what looks like rubber gasket in it. But now I believe the pump is going for sure because when parked with engine running,the heater quits heating,and when the suv is moving it works ok, do to the engine running higher Rpm's the pump start to work,this to me tells the story.So what I need to now what is a good price to have this job done.

Skocyj, The cost for

Skocyj,

The cost for materials and labor is location sensitive. In other words, replacing a water pump in a vehicle like yours is going to cost more in New York City than it would in Dupree South Dakota. Post the city, state, and zip code you live in and I'll post a ballpark price for you.

Illinois, Joliet 60436

Illinois, Joliet 60436

Skocyj, Aleet

Skocyj,

Aleet Automotive
(815) 774-9531
818 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Jeff's Automotive of Joliet LLC
(815) 740-3505
206 Boulder Ave
Joliet, IL 60433

Total would be about $950.00. 2/3 of that is labor. Heater hoses and drive belts if needed would be additional.

thank you for your reply

thank you for your reply

You're welcome.

You're welcome.

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