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Old 06 Jan 2014, 12:48 pm
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I'm sure this kind of thing has been asked a thousand times but I need to talk about my specific situation. The water pump on my 2001 cruiser has gone out and I wanted to replace it myself. So I've gotten everything, that was directly in the way, out of the way. I'm sure you've already guessed that my major exception is the engine support bracket. I've searched Google over and over and I've seen many an answer to my problem but have had no success. I've also got my Haynes manual and it's still not helping much.

You see, I've taken loose two of the bolts on the support bracket. I took one out and the other is stuck down low because there is no room to remove it. Then I tried what most people suggested which was to jack the motor way up. Only issue is, it doesn't go up enough. So I check the Haynes manual and it tells me that the engine is still being held by an engine mount across from the engine support bracket. So I begin to take the four bolts out of it. Two are out on the bottom but the two on the top are stuck against the engine support bracket which, I'd have to say, is just fantastic at this point.

Please, for the love of all that is holy, help me out of this situation. Thank you for your time.
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Old 06 Jan 2014, 01:20 pm
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Old 06 Jan 2014, 01:37 pm
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Viper, it says it all. Read it twice.

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Old 06 Jan 2014, 02:02 pm
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There's several good videos too:

And when you watch these, several more will come up.
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Old 09 Jan 2014, 03:47 pm
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OK, I figured out what the issue was. Unfortunately, I ended up taking off all of that other stuff just to figure it out. The through bolt was my problem. I didn't realize there was a bolt accessible from the tire well. Once that was out, I was able to get in. My question now is which direction am I suppose to turn the crankshaft and how am I suppose to do it. Should I put the bolt back in and use that to turn it?

Thanks for your time.
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engine mount, engine support bracket, help please, water pump

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