water pum[p on 1990 BMW 525i

how do i take out the fan to the water pump for a 1990 bmw 525i

by in Chicago, IL on April 07, 2010
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , April 13, 2010
It's a good idea to get a repair manual if your going to work on your own vehicle, and it's never been easier or less expensive to get a high quality manual. Try http://bit.ly/Bentley_Repair_Manuals and you can have one in minutes, for less than $30.00. Read up on the job you are about to perform, it will show you what special tools you will need and you will be much better prepared to tackle any job on your vehicle.
ANSWER by , February 28, 2011
It is tight even when radiator is out but there are 4 8mm nuts one each corner (take them out and the fan will come away .But very importantly the large nut next is a left handed thread .Also there are three bolts on the pump take out the top and the one on the right hand side looking from the front of the car but only slacken the bottom one because you have to turn the whole pump to the left till it wont go anymore take out the retaining spring and pin for the drivebelt tensioner.put back on in reverse order.
COMMENT by , July 31, 2012
I may have made a serious error, when removing my water pump I took off the bottom bolt completely and the tensioner spring fell to the ground. I didn't see how it it fit in? How can I reinstall the spring and pin