Blew the water pump on my '89 Land Cruiser. This is my only car so I kind of need to get it running again. I have pulled out everything to the water pump and disconnected all the hoses to the pump but I have a semi-serious crimp that I need to find a way past and I'd love some help.
Here is the situation:
Picture the water pump. Going off to the driver's side are 2 small nipples, going off to the passanger side are one small nipple and the main flow pipe. The pump is mounted to the block by 2 bolts that go into the block and 2 bolts that come out of the block. Here is the crimp, the main flow pipe goes behing/under the power stearing pump and (what is I think) the air compressor pump. If I try to pull the water pump straight off the flow pipe catches on the suppotr spar for the other pumps. And because of the 2 bolts coming out of the block I can not pull the pump any direction other then straight.
So... The solution I am looking for is one that allows me to remove the water pump without having to remove the power stearing and A/C compressor pumps (I already have too many freaking parts taken out as it is I DO NOT want to have to pull out any more and run the risk of serious ly shooting myself in the foot.
And just to silence the wise guys that I know are lurking ( ) Taking it to a dealer or repair shop are not answers I am willing to consider. I have already spent too much time and effort this far so I am not going to tuck tail and give up. And so far Google has done nothing for me.
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Thanks for the help in advance.