1990 Nissan Sentra Q&A
1990 Nissan Sentra Question: What's the best way to replace the water pump?
Actually, my car is a 1989 Nissan Sentra. The water pump is about 3 inches from the wheel well wall, hence not much room. So, what's the best way to remove and replace it? Am I going to be forced to lift the engine? Is it best just to take it to the shop at a cost of around $500? - Torobyte
Disconnect battery ground cable and drain cooling system. Remove drive belts for compressor, power steering, and alternator. Remove water pump pulley, then the water pump and gasket, Fig. 31. Reverse procedure to install, using new gasket. 2.5 hours isn't that bad for a pump replacement, it's just tight quarters. If you have the tools go ahead and tackle it. Remember to loosen the pulley bolts with the belt on. - Hal...