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Old 04-15-2015, 08:38 PM   #1
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belt on water pump pulley riding close to the engine block

I replaced the damaged water pump on my 2006 focus zx4 (2.0 with a/c). When I started the car it ran fine and was quiet. When I turned the car off and looked at the serpentine belt, I noticed the belt is riding close to the engine block on the water pump pulley. Any thoughts / advise would be appreciated. I will try to post a picture.




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It may be a trick of the camera angle, but that water pump pulley looks like it's sticking out further (not aligned) than the P/S pulley above & to the right.
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Look CLOSE at all the other pulleys and most specifically the last grooved one before the pump, possible belt not in correct groove position causing a sideways drift on the flat side of belt.
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It may be a trick of the camera angle, but that water pump pulley looks like it's sticking out further (not aligned) than the P/S pulley above & to the right.
You may be on to something here but I can't figure how that could happen?
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Look CLOSE at all the other pulleys and most specifically the last grooved one before the pump, possible belt not in correct groove position causing a sideways drift on the flat side of belt.
It appears the grooved sides are all in the correct position.
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:30 PM   #6
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It appears the pulley is closer to the engine block at the top and that is causing the belt to ride in toward the engine. I took the pulley off to see if there was something between the pulley and the pump causing the uneveness but that was not the problem. The end of the pump (the triangular piece) is the same way which makes me think the pump may be defective. I tried to tighten the 3 bolts at the base of the pump but that did not change anything.
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The pulley gets pressed to a certain distance, if the pump used on multiple engines it can be wrong app or in wrong box or simply be pressed on to a wacky distance to not match anything. Why one always matches old pump to new one if at all possible. Some SBC water pumps had like ten different pulley spacings depending on the belt runs used.
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