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Old 01-07-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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New Water Pump Replacement HOW-TO w/ PICS

I can't be responsible for any damages done to your car. I'm not an expert, I just was doing the work and had a camera handy. This is a guide and work should be done at your own risk.

grimple1-His original HOW-TO gave me enough info to get the job done. All of this how to is thanks to him.(Except the Pictures)
b16sir1991 A.K.A. Mike at Hilbish Ford-He gave me a great deal on a Motorcraft water pump, seal, and drive belt. Thanks Mike.

Tools Needed:
Jack Stands
Catch Pan
Cresent Wrench
8mm socket
10mm socket
15mm socket
18mm socket
How To:
1.Jack up the front of the car and place on jack stands.

2.Open the coolant resevoir cap and then loosen radiator drain plug w/ catch pan underneath.(It's on the back of the driver's side at the bottom of the radiator.

3.Take off coolant resevoir tank from frame (1 x 10mm).

4.Remove belt cover plastic from below (2x 10mm).

5.With a wood block and jack support the engine's oil pan.

6.Remove passenger side motor mount w/ engine FIRMLY supported (2 x 18mm ,3 15mm).

Another view

One w/ the mount removed

7.Remove bolts on Water Pump Pulley (3X 10mm wrench)
From up top

From underneath

One w/ the pulley off

8.With the pulley loose it should be able to be carefully pulled off and make the belt come loose, or you could use the belt tensioner.
9.Remove water pump bolts (4x 8mm)

10.Get the water pump out. This is the tricky part. Some people were saying they had to lower the engine on the jack to get the pump out and some were saying they also had to take the a/c compressor off.(4 x13??mm)All I had to do is turn the pump around and place the pulley side in the hole and then it kind of just fell out the bottom. I'm not sure if the engine kind of got lowered and that's why or if I just hit the magic spot, but I was able to put the new pump back in the same way. Try to wiggle it out and if you have to, move on to lowering the engine and then removing the a/c compresser if necessary.

11.Make sure to remove and replace O-ring. I installed the new O-ring to the water pump before putting in. It doesn't stay in place if you try and set it in the block.
12.Re-install in reverse order and remember to fill coolant.

I'm hoping this will be a new sticky???

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