Be careful not to gouge or bump the gasket in a car's new water pump when installing it. Install a new water pump with tips from a certified auto mechanic in this free video on car engine repairs.
In this clip, we're going to talk about the proper service procedure to replace your engine's timing belt and water pump. In this step, we're going to talk about the installation of your new water pump. I have a new water pump here in my hands and we're going to slip it down into position. You're going to want to take real care when installing it not to push your gasket out of the way. You have some RTV on here holding the gasket in place, but it only holds so strong. And, if you're to gouge at it real hard or bump it too much, it will roll that gasket out of the way causing you a leak. So you're going very gently slip it down into position just like so. Once you have it pretty close, you can go ahead and begin starting your bolts. You're going to want to run the bolts down as far as you can by hand and before you tighten any of them, make sure you have them all finger tight. All right. We have all the bolts started and what we're going to do is go ahead and begin tightening them down. Now we only have four bolts to deal with so we're not going to be able to do an actual star pattern, but the principle is going to remain the same. I'm going to take and start with the lowest bolt closest to the center. And we're going to from there to the bolt that's next closest to the center. And from there to the bolt that's next closest to the center and from there to the bolt that is farthest from the center. That way we torque it down true and work our way out from the middle so we can guarantee that it's true and flat to the engine block. All right, got that one. Move up here to the next closest one. And now for the next closest one. And now for the one that's farthest away. And there you go. That is the proper procedure for installing your water pump, starting the bolts and torquing it down.