Zetec Water Pump Removal (How to) - Page 3 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #21
TrixAreForKidss
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 33924
Location: Nashua, NH
What I Drive: 2001 Midnight Blue ZX3

Posts: 225
FF Reputation: 1 TrixAreForKidss Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Every day when I start my car I hear a high pitched whine coming from that area of my car...is this a good indication the pump has decided to kill itself? I also have seen some puddles of antifreeze right under there too...should I just buck up and change it anyway just to be safe?
__________________
2001 Midnight Blue ZX3 - owned for 7 years.
TrixAreForKidss is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #22
BC_ZX3
DTC P0606
 
BC_ZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Fan#: 48751
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Drive: 2001 Red ZX3 Turbo

Posts: 2,872
FF Reputation: 86 BC_ZX3 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
A high pitched screech (not a whine) is likely a slipping accessory belt. The accessory belt idler and tensioner pulleys can also whine, chirp or chatter but if you have coolant leaking in that vicinity, the pump bearings could also have gone. Do some preventative maintenance while making the repair; remove the belt, examine and/or replace the pump if it's leaking and spin all the pulleys. If it were me I'd replace the idler and belt tensioner pulleys if they haven't been replaced before just because I was there. They seem to be the most failure prone.
BC_ZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #23
CitizenPete
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
CitizenPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97222
Location: Chardon, OH
What I Drive: 2000,ZX3,Blue,3DR,Auto,2.0ZETEC16

Posts: 47
FF Reputation: 1 CitizenPete Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=184383

This removal with pics is really good. (also posted in HOW TO section)
__________________
2000 Ford Focus Zetec 2.0L, blue, 3 door, automatic, lots of miles. "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop," Herbert Stein.
CitizenPete is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #24
Racerbox77
Focus Enthusiast
 
Racerbox77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 91184
Location: C-town, OH
What I Drive: 1993 Mustang SVT Cobra

Posts: 131
FF Reputation: 2 Racerbox77 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Subscribing to reference later :thumbup:

Sent from me
__________________
2004 SVTF ZX5 Competition Orange 1 OF 51 Build #914
1993 Mustang Cobra 1 OF 4993 Run's 10's
Racerbox77 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #25
Jdevaney89
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111807
Location: UK, Halifax, United Kingdom
What I Drive: 2003 Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec

Posts: 12
FF Reputation: 1 Jdevaney89 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Due to seeing this thread im now a member here, what a bloody help this was! Had to do it twice though, firstly i saw a leak and managed to somehow make it worse!

So we took the pump out by dropping the engine and replaced it with the rubber and some sealant which we thought would work, put it all back together, filled the car with coolant first (big mistake) which leaked all over the driveway.

So we went and bought a new pump and fit it again but i managed to turn the pump around and wiggle it out of the engine bay and managed to get the new pump back up the same way! So the second repair went much easier and faster than the first which was awesome!

The leak was coming from the bearing that the pulley attaches too, what an absolute bloody joke the thing is though the receipts that i had with the car said it had its pump changed as part of its MOT back in january which was a shambles as it wasnt new AT ALL!

I managed to get a new pump for the car for less than 20 and the receipt showed the pump at 35 second hand? Weird although i dont care as its now done and complete!

But yeah thanks again, much appreciated!
Jdevaney89 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #26
Hounddog2000
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 22774
Location: N/A, CT
What I Drive: 2002 Twilight Blue ZX5

Posts: 15
FF Reputation: 1 Hounddog2000 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Try rotating the whole assembly 180 degrees before trying to pull it out. If you turn it upside down the shaft end lines up with the frame indentation. Mine came right out without having to lower the engine. Maybe I just got lucky but it seem like this was how it was intended to be removed.
Hounddog2000 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
zetec water pump pulley eatsleeprave ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 3 02-07-2009 10:11 AM
For Sale: Complete Water Pump Assembly SVT and Zetec. homegrown2nr Archive 0 09-06-2008 05:42 PM
Water pump clicking... Marko1962 General Technical Chat 9 07-03-2005 01:20 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.