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

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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.

Thanks:
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
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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Old 01-07-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Very nice, with the pictures it looks much easier! Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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Hmm interesting... I always thought you have to remove the belt cover bla bla bla... I was thinking that way because everyone says to change waterpump while changing the timing belt, because 90% of labour is already done.
Guess i misunderstood. Does the same thing apply for SPI or is it a bit different ?
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:39 AM   #4
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Yeah. Your right most people say to just go ahead and do the timing belt. But I was scared to even attempt this with taking off the motor mount and everything. I need this car for work (Delivery Driver) and can't afford to mess it up. So I'll hold off on the timing belt. I believe the SPI is a little different. I'd have to look at my Hanes manual because I believe you do have to take off the Timing belt cover for that.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:49 AM   #5
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Is my thread not sticky enough for the sticky club......sticky...sticky?

Edit:I guess I was supposed to PM S2 to get it put in. DONE.
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Yeah I will add this in and/or replace the other one. Typically I leave both HOW TO's in the list as more information is always better. Nice work on taking the time to do this for the members.....
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Very useful. Haynes manual didn't mention about taking out the motor mount which doing so as you describe maked it easy. Thanks!
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you rock dude.
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good to know i can do this after i do my T-Belt. great work. why did you do it? did the pump fail or it was "going out"
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had my pulley bolts back. figured i should go ahead and change the pump in case the pump had damage. figured you would have undo a motor mount
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