Marie (abnorml1) wrote in cars_for_girls,

Water pump question

Hello, I'm new to this community. I had a question about my car, and it would be awesome if any of you who are reading this have any idea of the answer.

I have a 98 Chevy Malibu, not the greatest car in the world..anyway,

Does anyone know if removing the engine is necessary in changing out the water pump? I have the 2.4 L model. My husband took a look and we already know that the timing cover needs to come off the get to the water pump, he just wants to know if taking out the engine is required.

I'm soooo done with this car. No more GM for me, seriously. My car isn't a lemon, I just bought it at the time where lots of things are wearing out and needing to be replaced.

One thing that drives me nuts about this car is the anti-theft passlock. Since I don't have the key with the special chip in it, sometimes my car thinks it's being stolen and it won't start for 15 minutes. The dealer had no idea to turn this feature off and I found by looking around on the net that I'm not the only one with this problem.

Anyway, thanks in advance to anyone who answers my above question about the water pump.

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