In this video I show you how to replace the water pump in your 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe with a 5.7L. This will cover many years and body styles. Please refer to a shop manual for proper instruction and procedure.
-Water Pump - New CARQUEST Part No. T3131
-Permatex #80064 High Tack Spray-A-Gasket Sealant 6 oz.
-Permatex Pipe Joint Compound #80045

48 thoughts on “Replace water pump – chevy 5.7 350 tahoe / silverado – gmc sierra / yukon”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars curtis peneaux says:

    My water pump is only 2 yrs old and I noticed that one of the tubes is leaking and ain't that from the factory's problem

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Newhall says:

    aww this makes me miss my 97 k1500

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars calibum97 says:

    Love the old Vids. No bs, strait to the point. HAHA

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Roberts says:

    I saw a couple of comments about using the "green" antifreeze rather than Dexcool. I talked to an engineer at Prestone and a GM mechanic about this 13 years ago. They both said Dexcool eats intake gaskets. The only reason they use Dexcool is for longer coolant life. I've been using Prestone regular ethylene glycol every since with no problems at all. I have a 2000 Tahoe Z71 5.7.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars illwillrocket says:

    Took that fan off like a boss!!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon the lamb says:

    Those gaskets made me cry

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bruce dahl says:

    Hey Siri how doHow do I replace a hub bearing on a 2000 Chevrolet wonton

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kirby Schneider says:

    You can totally tell 5 year videos from recent one’s. 🙂

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Witten says:

    U

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Cooke says:

    Who is this Eric O guy? He reminds me of my eighth grade PE teacher. A born educator and a model of no-grabass behavior.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GhostDragon says:

    Eric, your suck a noob in these old videos 😉 But good job, your almost as smart as me

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Reyes says:

    No brake clean? C'mon Man!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Godfrey says:

    Green coolant?? Say bye to the warranty! Definitely a old video!!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars N.J. Davidson Sr. says:

    Good lord … that was like cyborg/robo Eric O .

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Great job again like always

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nicholas Knight Sr says:

    Did you torque the water pump bolts?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Yanez says:

    Why so serious Eric O. Lol

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Labelle says:

    Holy shit man so serious

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Schultz says:

    Got this to do this week. But I dont hear an air compressor or see any brake clean?!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars digalittle says:

    29 Feb, 2020. You're much more polished and at ease now. But five years ago, you were still very educational. I just changed my water pump in my 95 Chevy truck. Thanks!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harry Jones says:

    after changing water pump, I'm blowing bubbles into overflow tank. No coolant in water. Any thoughts on this new event?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Bambenek says:

    Old cars have so much room to do the repair.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Crispr Talk says:

    99 chevy tahoe… yeah I got one of those hanging around.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Kohut says:

    Nice!! I was taught to make gaskets like that way back in my Millwright apprenticeship… memories 🙂 (1979-80)

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Miguel Ito says:

    Great instructional video Erick,prize worthy.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cuba's Automotive says:

    Hahaha… so monotone! 😐 Night & day to the Eric O of today…..
    Thank goodness for the commentary & jokes in the vids present day!! 😊Although this is informative as a step by step, how to vid….

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arizona Homesteading And Travels says:

    Are these pretty good SUV's? I have a chance to buy a well maintained 1997 Tahoe 4WD 350 5.7 V-8, guess they all are the same engine anyway, with 230K miles but you would never know it…for $1800.00…I know the owner well and he took very good care of it..adult driven all it's life..no towing either..but has the package..what do you think? I have seen a few for sale locally for double and they looked like they were in a war!!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Downer says:

    You made that look easy.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrOuttty says:

    Great tip trimming the gaskets with a hammer !

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars angelhelp777 says:

    I have a 1997 Suburban LS, 5.7L which I will be changing a water pump on soon. I watched several other videos and yours by far is the best. Other videos showed removing the radiator and not removing the idler pulley. Your way makes a lot more sense and it a lot less work. For those of us who juat have regular hand tools, how do you suggest we take the fan off. Thanks.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ivan Omarra says:

    What's all the causes of presure loss in the hose on the cooling systems. My upper hose is always soft but gets harder when revving up.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevie Athers. says:

    Always watching Eric O is fantastic 👍🏻 But you sound like a great teacher in this one with only one voice tone…….🤣🤣 Now your latest video Eric O are just as good but very funny with you fantastic terminology like panther pee and the one and only brake cleaner lol 😆 Love everything you do Eric O 👍🏻 Sweet from Stevie a big fan back in the uk 🇬🇧

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Clifford says:

    A recent fan. Just came across this "old" video and boy have gotten better at making videos!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Keller says:

    Nice Video. Thank you very much. I watched it to familiarize myself. Making sure that I still knew how to do this job, since my first one was in the mid-1960s. There were no clutch fans back in the mid-1950s, which is what I had owned at that time. The hardest part was the loaner clutch wrench tool kit. It was a stamped steel set. The wide fork that fits over the water pump pulley bolts had to be hammered on from the end and we had to use a 15" crescent set to 35mm to loosen the clutch fan nut. The stamped 36mm wrench kept slipping off. This was certainly exacerbated due to a very wobbly bearing on the old water pump. We had apparently shut it down just before it might have come loose and damaged the radiator.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce G says:

    that would take me a day…bruce

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Abal says:

    nice job, all your videos are great. Thank you.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edwin Sinclair says:

    I was once told never to lay the fan and this type fan clutch assy. flat when off of the vehicle. Always keep it verticle. Any truth in that?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freddy Flintstoned says:

    Old style, Indian head shellac. Glue the gaskets to the pump.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars animalcorvair says:

    when we started making that fan clutch i asked how are you going to get it off ..dodge trucks used it first.. my 92 k1500 still has the 4 bolt set up..

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thdevilmancometh says:

    the old trick with these was install studs. then slide gaskets on and pump. then pull stud back out one at a time and install theoem bolts. this way it keeps gaskets in place.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody Munday says:

    The old serious Dr. O days haha

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Thanks for the video.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. Nobody says:

    I am wondering if you have this fan clutch tool on your Amazon store???

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Smith says:

    By far the best video on doing this repair. Wish I had watched this first. Thank you!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vics_Tour96 says:

    Thanks man pretty helpful video, keep em coming💪🏃

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe says:

    Terrific and gave me confidence to change my water pump and save the bucks.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Grendle81 says:

    wow you earlier videos are much less fun

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julie Nelson says:

    This is great, thanks…

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