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Q: Do you need to remove radiator to replace water pump

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do you need to remove radiator to replace water pump

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You may not have to, however it will make g...

You may not have to, however it will make getting to the water pump much easier. This is a job where it is a matter of convenience if you have the time and patience, however if you are in a hurry and would rather not hassle with the radiator, it can be done without removing the radiator. If you feel like you need some assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician will be able to come to your home and replace your water pump at your own convenience.

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