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'04 CTT w/ 83K miles

I had a knocking noise coming from the vicinity of the water pump; it was audible at idle when standing near the hood. Took me about 6 hours, it wasn't hard, but there are some frustrating parts due to the tightness of the space between the radiator fans and the drive belt pulleys.

I also replaced the drive belt while I was there (7 years old/83K miles). Replacing it added about 2 hours to the job and was easily the most frustrating part of the job. There are a bunch of quick release PCV lines and vacuum lines that needed to be disconnected (and they aren't very 'quick' release), and doing that without breaking things is challenging. Especially when you're dealing with 7 year old PCV fittings that have become a bit brittle.

Torques: Water pump to engine block 7.5ft-lbs. Pulley to water pump: 17ft-lbs.

Pump:$175, gasket: $4, and Drive belt: $110. All sourced locally from an import parts place. I could've saved a little more by ordering online. Cheaper than the dealer though.

I used the DIY below from 6speed. Thanks to whomever wrote it.

http://www.6speedonl...tml#post3400288

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