how do you replace the water pump for 1990 mazda protege on 1990 Mazda Protege

water pump licking, the car is over heating

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There are two possible engines - a single overhead cam 1.8L or a dual overhead cam 1.8L.

Either way, though, it's all a matter of timing cover removal, timing belt removal, water bypass pipe removal, and water pump replacement.

Beware of additional engine concerns, however; these engines can't take much overheating without causing additional issues.