Kissra Lynn Kay: Could you include a pix where you put the crowbar so we can see how its done? thx!
expecting1full: Just had to change the power steering pump., I found that if you use a 3 foot crowbar to loosen the blet. I took the crow bar and went all the way down to the unibody and layed the crowbar up against the tenstion pulley and pulled to the front of the motor this gave me plenty of room to take the belt off and put it on. this was a lot easier than taking the spring off. It took me 1min to put the belt on
Ainsley Watson: When are you going to post the power steering video?
sawdustmaker49: what are the torque specs for the water pump bolts?
Kissra Lynn Kay: When you say "connect to hose clamps together and place it around the top and bottom spring mounts" can you explain what you mean by "hose clamps?" This belt thing on the SS is like hell compared to any other car using just a socket wrench, a 5 min job. If you can elaborate or email me a pix of this hose-clamp I would make a video and link it here for others. I messaged you my email
arthur6266: also if you go this far to get the belt loose REPLACE the grooved pulley just above the water pump, if it isn't now it will eventually start making noise when the bearing go bad, look on the net it happens alot. Less than another 20 buck will keep you from the hell you have to go thru to loosen the tensioner.
arthur6266: okay i just spent 2 days attempting to release tension on the belt via the "tool" GM says to use, there is no room to use it, the tensioner is too close to the frame. So do what you did as far as the wheel removal, and plastic shield, now connect to hose clamps together and place it around the top and bottom spring mounts. Tighten the clamp and tadaa, the spring compresses and the belt loosens.
adammucci: Thank you
Joshua Hargett: is the LT model the same water pump and location?
Moneyblak24: Do you know where the cross over gasket is on the impala?? The mechanic said it was attached to the water pump I guess.
borntoplay1968: I Have a 2007 Chevy Impala SS
And There is a squealing noise from 1 of pulleys on the car or maybe the belt? Gets louder when you push on the gas. when you let off the gas don't make any noise. should I replace the belt first?
Kissra Lynn Kay: you don't need to drain the radiator. When you pull out the water pump some coolant will drip and that's all. Once the new pump installed just add some coolant in the reservoir and you are good to go
boytoy1993: ok so im doing a new water pump on my 2006 impala ss 5.3 and i cnt find the radiator drain plug
06impySS: I noticed some seepage of coolant about a week before my belt broke. i pulled the water pump and saw that the housing had been ground down a little bit because the water pump was letting go, after i pulled it out, it would barely turn. the bearings like to go on the ls4 water pumps for some reason. many people have had to replace them and sometimes the serpentine belt actually breaks due to the bearings ceasing up inside the pump. if you see dripping around that area you need to pull it apart
Jeremandre: Can you do a video of how to remove th springs on an impala ss? I have an 08 Impala SS and we recently needed to remove the coil/springs. However there is an odd bolt that didnt seem to fit any tool we had. HELP PLEASE!!
Kissra Lynn Kay: If your belt broke your car won't start :)
It is impossible for me to tell what could be wrong. Only a visual inspection will determine the location of the leak. I guess (its a long shot) but if your car runs, try starting the engine, video film it with your hood open, upload it to youtube and add it as a video response here. If I can't tell maybe other people here will see it.
jesse85369: I couldn't really see from the bottom... but from over the hood it looked like it was leaking from the hood... am I safe to assume it's the pump? and thank you so much
Kissra Lynn Kay: I will post that video in the Impala repairs playlist on my channel
Kissra Lynn Kay: Fill your radiator with plain water and start engine and see where it leaks. You will have to trace it! Once U fix the problem drain your radiator and fill coolant. You can safely run your engine like that for at least 10 minutes in "park!"
jesse85369: My belt broke just broke... and along with it water started pouring out.. does that mean my pump broke or maybe, hopefully a hose came unloose.. how can I tell? and thanks for the video.. definitely going to be using this..
H Gonzalez: is there any way that you can show/post video on replacing the thermostat? 07 SS model.
Jay Fountains: To be honest I'm a visual learner lol I think you should make the video for it and demonstrate it. I think you would do a great job showing us people how to do it. But I'm gonna try it when I get home and see if it will work lol. Thanks for the reply!
Mkodelka: put the keys in ignition, and turn the keys to on position. hold the lock and unlock botton down on the keyless entry for a couple seconds and the horn should beep....then go to the driver side front tire and let air out of tghe tire for 5-6 seconds...horn should beep...then go to the passenger front and let air go out again, it should beep, and do the same procedure for the rear passenger and then finally the rear driver side and then it should beep twice on the last tire.
Jay Fountains: but great video though! very helpful and very easy to understand what your trying to do!!!
Jay Fountains: do you know how to reprogram the tire pressure monitoring system? my dash board wont give me the option to reprogram it do you have to do it with a special tool?
Kissra Lynn Kay: Our power steering pump making noise and we will put up a vid on how to fix this and if the noise persist after the fix we will replace it. We are shooting this video this weekend and I will upload it ASAP. Just for UR info, changing the power steering pump is a bit different than water pump. There is special way to take the air out of the new pump. Running power steering pump dry (with air bubbles) will damage it in seconds. NEVER run it dry.
babyjoker360: Do you think its the same procedure to remove the power steering pump?
Cobrajet880: Great video. Thank you for sharing. :)
Replacing water pump in Impala SS 2006 2007 2008 models4.9
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