Water Pump Removal & Install
We're going to cover removing a water pump from a 2000 Chevy Blazer, 4.3 6 Cyl Engine.
CAUTION: Working with coolant can be hazardous. Maintain a drip pan underneath the vehicle, andwear protective equipment. (Goggles/Gloves) Dispose of coolant in an appropriate manner inaccordance with your state laws.
1. Remove the upper fan shroud. Remove the bolts along the forward frame, and the four bolts that mount tothe lower fan shroud. They are low torque and come off easily.
: The AC compressor can beremoved from its mount by removing the four bolts in each corner facing down. DO NOT DISCONNECTTHE HOSES. Remove the electrical connectors (2 ea) and then put the entire compressor off to the passenger side of the vehicle, being careful not to kink or bend the hoses too much. (I do recommend this; itmakes things a lot easier not having to fight with the AC hoses)2. Drain the coolant. Remove the radiator fill cap. Before disconnecting any radiator/heater hoses, drain theradiator coolant by attaching a length of plastic tube to the drain cock on the bottom left side of the radiator.The plastic plug has an internal hex socket in the center; which fits 3/16" allen key perfectly. Turn it CCWuntil it stops. Do not force as you will break the fragile plastic. As you turn it, it will leak so be cautious.