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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:10 pm 
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HI Guys,

How is everyone!

I have a Swift 1.3 2006, have to say, i wasn't sure about a swift when I was getting it but I love this car!!

But with that said, Disaster yesterday, water pump blew itself apart somehow and ripped the fan belt along with it. anyways, I got a new fan belt and a new water pump, I would like to know if anyone knows how to get the old water pump put. there is not enough room for it to just drop out of the bottom. I have thought about maybe removing the flywheel pulley that will make just enough room but thats turning out to be a hassle because I can not get the flywheel pulley to stop rotating while i am trying to remove the 4 bolts.

Also, how do I re tension the fan belt after I have the new water pump in place. Does the alternator move??

Thank you kindly,


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Presuming your drivetrain is about the same as in my 1994 Swift, the factory manual tells you to poke a large screwdriver through the hole in the bottom of the bellhousing to engage the teeth on the flywheel and keep it from turning while you loosen the bolts holding the crankshaft pulley in place.

The alternator does move and is used to tighten the fan belt.

I suggest you get a copy of the factory manual. It has been my experience that the first time I use a manual like that, it pays for itself by allowing me to do the work without paying professional labor rates.


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