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DougM
05-19-2012, 11:02 PM
I'm trying to replace my raw water pump on a 96 maristar w/ LT1. I can't get a lot of leverage back there but when I do the shaft/belts turn instead of the bolt loosening. How can I stop the shaft from turning while I'm loosening the bolts?

Doug

mtajpa
05-19-2012, 11:11 PM
Try to wad up a rag and wedge it into the pulley with the belt. It may give you enough tension to hold.

DougM
05-19-2012, 11:50 PM
No luck with the towel...

mtajpa
05-20-2012, 12:11 AM
Look for some holes in the balancer or pulley you can put 2 5/16th bolts in there and then use a pry bar to hold the pulley. I do this on my ltr may work on yours

DougM
05-21-2012, 01:56 AM
Got it done today! Thanks! Also replaced the blower. Next up is the fuel sender...