Alvino Melgoza: Thanks for making this great video,you did a great job!
rounddancefan1: I have a 2000 bravado same motor 4.3L Vortec, I just bought it, well
everything was ok, we recently went threw a car wash & ever since the belt
has been noisy, I replaced a idler pully top pully, but still it is so
noisy, the sound seems to be coming from the A/C pump, the belt looks
fairly new,, we also took the belt off and started it with the belt off, it
was ok, but soon as the belt went back on, it start making noise, also once
in awhile we smell coolant inside the bravada and hear water slushing
around inside the dash. thinking about replacing the water pump & taking
off the A/C unit & put a idler pully the way your is set up. Oh also
thinking about replacing heater core.
David G: This video help me to replace the water pump on my 1997 K1500 4.3. Not
quite the same but close enough. One whack (or two) on the fan nut didn't
do it for me. I kept at it for 5 minutes and grabbed the belt to help it
stop moving but finally got it. The hardest part was getting the bolts
started on the replacement pump, it's tight and down low on the 4.3. TYVM.
iamchevyman5: why do you keep your fan shroud if you deleted your fan?
Jeff McDonald: Will this procedure work without removing the fan?
mandingocell: very helpfull video
mikevmpr3: i have a fan attached and am having problems removing it. what do i do?
Shockern003: how long did this take you?
benekaiwi1: No my s10 is a bit newer than yours. My s10 is a 2003 zr2. You need a
special tool to remove the fan.
spelunkerd: I hope you like Alberta, Ben. I live in Lethbridge. If you live in Calgary
you'll want that fan to keep the engine cool in city traffic. Summers at
high latitude have long days, but here on the prairies we get our share of
hot days as well. What's your day job?
FergusAndRex: @TeDuaMalakie The EGR motor is front and center on the engine...if it had
teeth, it would bite you as its almost pointed right at you on the front
center top of the motor. As for the knock sensor, probably hiding under the
exhaust manifold screwed into the block, probably not far from a freeze
plug. Thanks for the question.
benekaiwi1: Wtf. Fan shroud to water pump? You skipped the fan clutch and fan removal.
Not very helpful eh.
TeDuaMalakie: hello, i would like to see if you know where both the knock sensor and EGR
sensor are located in your car !as long as i have the same engine of yours
in my 98 blazer but i'm really having hard times to locate where those 2
sensors are really hiding . thank you .
SnoopofAbenberg: Thanks for the info.
AutumnsList: to loosen the belt you would go to the left, but if you push it to the
right it will actually tighten up the belt even more. now place a huge
wrench on the shaft nut and smack it to the left with a little sledge
hammer while holding the belt tool to the right (two people make this
easier, but i did it with just myself). Note: I also put cardboard on both
sides of the wrench so it wouldn't damage anything. I also hit the wrench
to the right a couple times, which always seems to help. good luck.
walshmonster2005: I had to do that on my 4.3 V6 a couple years ago! Great running engine!
Tom Sloan: u sould of painted that pump . it will rust . i just pump one on my S10 4.3
Ricky Sharpe: Radiator could have a leak. Hoses could not be securely placed.
Turbo231: @kolbpilot Not sure...my truck never came with AC, so its just the factory
Turbo231: True...however the stuff in the video is "mixes with anything".
Mario Fontalvo: Nasty hit your radiator core took there when pulling out the water pump!
VE9REJ: Good Vid dude , Man I miss my old s10
Turbo231: Make sure the system has no air bubbles impeding flow, make sure your
system didn't kick up some debris that slowed down the radiator, make sure
everything is somewhat clean on the outside too. There should be plenty of
cooling capacity on the S-10.
Turbo231: @kolbpilot I would do the auxiliary fan...they can be had for about 100
bucks, you'd only need a manual on/off switch if you are pretty much the
only driver, but mechanical fans are loud and annoying. This truck is an
eastern seaboard truck and did fine, but with no AC and not a lot of hot
city driving, it was no issue. My 1991 S-10 2.8 also had the fan removed,
but it had AC and I used a cheap fan to pull air across the condenser, it
was more then enough.
TeDuaMalakie: @Turbo231 paused this video on 1:31 ,right there ..i know what u talking
about ! apparently we have slightly different engines, mine does not have
anything right there except the thermostat hose,i do not even have any
device looks like that installed on my engine. my engine is 4.3 vortec 4X4
, its weird tho.. . anyway thank you , i have annoyed you enough so far !
Veikra: @TeDuaMalakie on my 1500 i didnt feel any difference in power but it's a
LOT quieter when accelerating and it warms up faster in the winter.
Turbo231: Yes...and they aren't even nuts...they're bolts. Oh well. Nugget for the
"best of" videos. :p
ducklandwikeno: Oh I meant the raditaitor dran plug.
Auszug21: i despise factory clamps with a passion!.
Turbo231: Probably 2 hours...hard to say, never did it before and shooting video
while working takes up a lot of time.
Turbo231: @Veikra Agreed. Got tired of it sounding like a 747 sitting on the tarmac
on a cold winter day.
jeffinpickering: Good video; nice work. Add: bolts should be checked/re-tightened once
warmed up to temp. One other thing folks may find is that the system may
have to be burped more than once to get all the air out; a good idea is to
get the passenger front higher than the driver's front when burping.
Cuatrostudent: Hi nice video. I have a 98 chevy blazer, and its leaking water I belive
from the water pump. is it the save procedure? thanks for any suggestion
you can give. Thanks Vic
Turbo231: Yes, the pump leaks when it wears out. Same procedure.
NRP1991: GREAT how to videos, some of the best on here by far!!! 5 Stars!!!! keep
rich jania: How dose your truck not overheat with out a fan?
ducklandwikeno: My radiator on my 1997 chevy blazer was hell to turn , but you can get it
Gary DuBois: Nice video except YOU DONT TELL HOW TO GET THE DAMN FAN OFF! WHICH IS STEP
Turbo231: @TeDuaMalakie Kinda...I mean, nothing really seat of your pants feel, but
of course, power not used to turn the fan heads to the rear wheels. We do
it to all RWD cars we have...traditionally we put in an electric fan, but
given the lack of AC, this didn't need one.
Turbo231: Its ok. I had it on my previous car and my father has it on his 2000 S-10.
Does it add anything? Not really, maybe a bit louder at WOT. It does tend
to soil the MAF sensor, I generally have to clean the sensor every year.
Paul J: This is the first vehicle I have seen that comes without a fan. What the F?
Turbo231: Spray some thread lubricant and figure out a way to keep that pulley from
Bryan Martineau: I have a 2002 chevy s10 4.3 liter. Is this pretty much the same layout? Im
not too familiar with mechanic work, but I do have access to all the tools.
Following this guide, do you think I should fix it myself?
Jonathan Thompson: Thank you Ben!
Veikra: @Turbo231 :) I also did the heater return to water pump instead of to the
radiator. That way it reheats what's already hot until the engine is warm.
It also helped warmups.
Invisiblepanda: the u-joint was easier >.> lol good video
Turbo231: Should be about an hour if you take your time. It probably took me longer,
but setting up the camera and such takes quite a bit of time. If you just
go right at it, it's not that bad.
Turbo231: @chevy5030 It will be fine...the original one didn't rust out.
johnsont963: how do you like the K&N air filter?
c1rca121: does your blazer have a engine heater? cuz your going to need one in alberta