We removed the impeller from the water
pump but have been unable to get the new one to fit all the way back in. We have done the tie wrap lots of lube and all that. It slides in easily for the most part but hangs up just shy of being all the way in to get the face plate back on. We have a 98 caliber 40 LRC. The pump is behind the alternator
which we happen to have taken off for other reasons which was why we figured it would be a good time to check the impeller. We have been struggling with this for a while and thought maybe we needed to remove the pump completely to get the impeller back in. Much to our dismay, we realized two of the four bolts holding the pump on are located behind one of the motor
mount brackets. We are at the point where we will néed pofessionals unless anyone has any suggestions.