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i would have to say that if you've never torn down an engine, it's not going to be easy, especially if you're not mechanically inclined. take a look at a repair manual to see the steps required, but basically, you'll have to remove the timing belt to get to the water pump.
 

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Yeah, basically everything on the right side of the engine (if your looking at the engine from the front, for example if your looking at the engine head on). The drivebelts, motor mount(s), timing belt, crankshaft pulley have to be removed or loosened before you even get to the pump, since the timing belt goes around the water pump to drive it. It's recommended you change the belt and water pump at the same time, so if you are doing it, change both at the same time. The water pump only takes an extra 10 minutes to do once everything is off...I did everything myself with the help of a Helm's.
 
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