View Full Version : Can't remove raw water pump bolts

05-19-2012, 10:02 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?


05-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Try to wad up a rag and wedge it into the pulley with the belt. It may give you enough tension to hold.

05-19-2012, 10:50 PM
No luck with the towel...

05-19-2012, 11:11 PM
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

05-21-2012, 12:56 AM
Got it done today! Thanks! Also replaced the blower. Next up is the fuel sender...