Joce Smith: Watched this video to see if there were any belt tricks and its very
helpful. Do you have any tricks to changing the spark plugs in the back of
the motor? I have 2006 monte carlo ss but im sure the motor is identical to
Bill Casey: Excellent video. The trick with the jack was brilliant.
allan mackenzie: what is the torque for the bolts
John Odum: Thank you for making this video ! I'm about to Start changing the pump .
This looks so much easier than what my book says .
alan baker: do u have to use a sealer
vulvabean: Thank you for this. I needed to replace the alternator and your directions
on removing the belt were very helpful!
Marvin Larson: I just changed the water pump on an 06 chevy impala 5.3L. After putting
everything back together I went to start the car so I could add the proper
amount of coolant. Well, I turned the key and all the lights came on like
normal but when I turned the key to start the car nothing happened. Checked
all connections still no go. Any suggestions? Possibly a security issue? If
so suggestions on getting past that.
KevinTMcGing: Excellent video of a very challenging task. Thanks for taking the time to
film this and upload it.
Marvin Larson: Although the 5.3L Impala has great power, the design and engineering used
on the engine is horrible and nearly impossible to work on!
supamanxtm: Hace you fixed the thermostat at all?
Lori Fusco: Awesome display, you saved my husband so much time when I found your video.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
ly7698: I am a dude and if I was gay I would take you out to a steak dinner. Thank
you so much for showing me how to remove the serpentine belt. I've
probably rented all the special belt removal tools from NAPA and none of
them work. Also since you have the same model, can you show how to change
the damper actuators in the cabin cooling system. The fasteners are 5.5
mm, but no matter how I contort my body, I can't get to them. I am almost
positive everybody with this model has heard the clicking noise from behind
the dash. Thanks.
Anthony Pierce: Just know the correct antifreeze is Dex coolant not peak
Marvin Larson: The starter doesn't click when I try to start the car. Serpentine belt
looks good. I think its in the connection. Just got to find it. You've been
very helpful. Thanks
Marvin Larson: I also tried jumping the car just in case it happened to be a battery
jaejay716: Hey I have a grand prix gxp with the 5.3. I tried your way of putting the
belt back on and I broke the spring. The damn thing just snaped. Seemed
really easy when u did it. But I think that was the worst way.
ConspiraZia Theories.: thanks for the video man , very helpful.
Marvin Larson: Would disconnecting the battery trip some kind of anti-theft thing that
would have to be reset?
Marvin Larson: Problem solved!!! A small wire broke away from the back side of the fuse
box when I was removing the battery.
thats for the tool . but if you take ratchet straps and a block or hose
clamps and put them around the spring to depress it will work
supamanxtm: hey i love the videos you have they have helped a great deal! but is there
any simple way to change the thermostat on this beast! i agree that gm did
a great job on making room to fix things.... i really need this help
haven't found 1 tutorial vid on how to replace it. I know i know
thermostats are supposed to be easy but not on this damn thing! please
Kissra Lynnkay: 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
boytoy1993: ok so im doing a new water pump on my 2006 impala ss 5.3 and i cnt find the
radiator drain plug
sawdustmaker49: what are the torque specs for the water pump bolts?
Kissra Lynnkay: Could you include a pix where you put the crowbar so we can see how its
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
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
H Gonzalez: is there any way that you can show/post video on replacing the thermostat?
07 SS model.
Kissra Lynnkay: 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
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!
Joshua Hargett: is the LT model the same water pump and location?
Kissra Lynnkay: 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
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.
babyjoker360: Do you think its the same procedure to remove the power steering pump?
adammucci: Thank you
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
Ainsley Watson: When are you going to post the power steering video?
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
Kissra Lynnkay: I will post that video in the Impala repairs playlist on my channel
Kissra Lynnkay: 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!”
Kissra Lynnkay: 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
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
Cobrajet880: Great video. Thank you for sharing. :)
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!!
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