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rocketcost
Hey Everyone,

First post for my 95 celica 1.8. I had some belt trouble for a while, particularly with my power steering pump and it squealing really bad on cold mornings. However, two days ago my alternator/water pump belt broke off, and it wasn't that old. Now to my actual issue: the moment I replaced the belt and tightened it down, I started the engine, and the worst sound you would ever want to hear was coming from I think the water pump. It sounded like metal on metal/some grinding, meets nails on a chalk board.

How hard is it to change the water pump?
Anything I should look out for?
Can I do something to check it?

Thanks,

Wes
Bitter
Do the timing belt and any parts it touches at the same time, since it's in the way of the pump.
Box
^That. Though you can try and spin the alternator and then water pump by hand just to make sure it's the pump.
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