Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Not to be a wise-a$$, but, if you don't know where it is...how can you possibly know you need to replace it??
If you've got a leak, but you don't know where the pump is, how can you possibly know it's the pump that's leaking. If you've got a noise, and you don't know where the pump is, how can you possibly know that it's the pump at fault. If it's some other generic cooling problem, it's probably NOT the pump. They generally keep working just fine until AFTER they're leaking and making a racket both. Don't just start replacing parts 'cause the resident "expert" told you, "oh...it's probably this". Find out what's definitely wrong first. Or enlist the "expert's" help, if you really trust them.
Just trying to save you a lot of headache and needless expense. On the other hand, learning how to do this stuff is not a bad idea - just don't leave yourself with an undriveable mess by jumping in too far too fast (says the guy whose father came home to see his 5 year-old's bike completely in pieces - down to the bearings - in the driveway).
Go69's advice that you get a friend or relative with previous experience, AND get a service manual, is good advice. That's probably where just about every single one of us started.
355 SBC powered '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi - 10.3:1, Vortec heads, XE 268H cam, HEI, eq. length shorties, Performer RPM intake, 750 Edelbrock (1407), T-5 and 3.54:1 posi indep. rear