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Thanks for looking! Just recieved my factory service manual from H & A today and I'm getting ready to replace the water pump. It says in the manual to remove the crankshaft pulley, need to know if I Have to as this will require purchasing a couple of special tools! Thanks!!
 

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You may need to take the crank pulley off to get at the bolts holding the water pump on. I haven't done this on my E, so sorry don't have direct experience. Most cars you don't have to do this, but it varies according to the degree the designers opted to be kind to home-mechanics. Looks like it'll be a bugger when I have to get those wierd tools, too - could you post what happens with your project, and where you found the tools? cheers
 

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You may need to take the crank pulley off to get at the bolts holding the water pump on. I haven't done this on my E, so sorry don't have direct experience. Most cars you don't have to do this, but it varies according to the degree the designers opted to be kind to home-mechanics. Looks like it'll be a bugger when I have to get those wierd tools, too - could you post what happens with your project, and where you found the tools? cheers

Ya, pretty sure i'll have to remove it to access water pump bolts. Looks like the only tool needed is a honda/acura harmonic crankshaft holder which i found at the following link:https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/p-16177-20371.aspx. $160 for the tool but worth it to me as i plan on keeping the E forever. I'm gathering all the necessary parts and tools and plan on doing it in few weeks. Going to change thermostat, serpentine belt, spark plugs and since i have 120,000 miles i'll be doing a system flush(coolant) and changing tranny fluid too!! Will post pics and let ya know how it goes!
 
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