Hi, Just wondering if anyone could tell me, or e-mail me the proper way to replace a water pump in a 1997 Chevy Cavalier with the 2.4L dual overhead cam engine (Vin "T") with an automatic tranny. I am going to attempt this for someone (Sister In-Law) that does not have the $740.00 the dealer wants. So with her lack of funding and my lack of knowledge this should be a real experience. I did buy a Haynes manual for this car, but I am not very impressed by their lack of detail. It would be nice to get detailed removal/replacement procedures, but if this is not possible, I would like to know the following: 1) What parts besides the water pump will need to be purchased. 2) Will the head, exhaust manifold, and timing gears and chain have to be removed. The Haynes manual says the exhaust manifold must be removed, but I don't see where this is in the way of anything other than if the head would need to be removed (dosn't say anything about the head) 3) Would it be wise to replace the timing chain while doing the water pump. 4) To get the timing cover off the crank pulley must be removed. This looks like it will be a nightmare due to the fact that there is a whole 2 inches in front of it to get your hand / tools on it. I don't see how I could get a puller on it. I would really appreciate any and all info on this as soon as possible. I would also like to know if there are any places on the internet that would give me the above requested information. Ther seems to be a big problem with the water pumps in these 2.4L engines, but none of the "J" body sites have any writeups for the removal / replacement. Thanks, Pat.