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Hello,

I'm replacing my water pump. We have a 1986 Turbo XT. 1.8 engine. I have taken Fan, Generator, AC compressor, both belts, idler pulley erc. off and have removed all bolts. The water pump will not budge. I have nor yet removed the timing chain covers. Is this necessary? And even if ir is, shouldn't I be able to at least rap on the pump and break it away from the engine. This is not happening no matter how hard I tap. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Good chance there is still one bolt you have missed. I would pull the timing belt cover. If you already have the new pump, count the mounting holes and verify you have removed the same number from the attached pump. Also, there is a difference between turbo and NA pumps so make sure you have the right one. Wrong pump and the drive belts will not line up.

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I am pretty sure the covers will need to come off to get to that one bolt. This is why some people leave the covers off, there is a big long thread about that very issue active now

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