remove all women and children from the area.they will hear some new curse words.i know its a pain but pull the pump ,then ya can replace the cap and rotor and pump and belts and hoses and anti freeze.ya thought it was gonna be easyYou forgot to include at least 1-2 six packs of your favorite beverage....or qt. of Jack Daniels and some water with ice.
...and band aids for those scuffed up knuckles!
Actually, if you remove the serpentine belt pulley's (special tool) it makes the job considerably easier but still a PITA.Grump is correct!
You must do them from the bottom and it will take about 2 hrs or more; well, that is what it took me. Make sure you don't use a $hit wire too.
If you use a quality wire you can upgrade the ignition as the opti system is rather lame.
:agree: However, there is only 1 pulley that is basically in the way. Removing it is a simple bolt on/off process. I had help when I was installing the wires, so that made things much easier. :thumbsup: still a PITA though.Actually, if you remove the serpentine belt pulley's (special tool) it makes the job considerably easier but still a PITA.