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Old 10-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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zetec water pump removal

does anyone know whether those folks who DIDNT have to drop their engine to get the pump out had an aftermarket water pump?

Someone said they had a "rounded" pump or something?


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Old 10-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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You don't have to completely drop it but you have to take the pass side engine mount lose and lower that side of the engine
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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I just did this. It takes some wiggling, but it can be done without dropping the engine
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Remove torque mount (underneath)

Make alignment marks on passenger and drivers side motor mounts.

Loosen 4 bolts on drivers side mount so engine can move sideways a little.

Put jack and block of wood under oil pan.

Remove passenger side motor mount.

Remove 4 bolts holding AC compressor to engine, slowly let it down and let it hang by hoses.

Lever engine towards drivers side of engine bay with 2x4.


The removal of the AC compressor gets you a little bit more working room, and also access to the top hose clamp on the engine radiator hose.... (replace now while your doing the water pump)
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There is no need to remove the a/c compressor if your just replacing the water pump itself. Now if your replacing the water pump housing then yes it would be a good idea to remove it to help free up room though I never did.
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There is no need to remove the a/c compressor if your just replacing the water pump itself. Now if your replacing the water pump housing then yes it would be a good idea to remove it to help free up room though I never did.
I've done it both ways....

Took much less time (and much less agravation) with the AC compressor out of the way (even including the time to drop the AC compressor). It's only 4 bolts.....

Plus that's the only way I could get to the radiator hose clamp.
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That's probably what I should have done instead of cussing and cramping my hand up doing it lol

But I only needed to remove the water pump housing one time due to me prying the stuck on water pump off and making the housing to block seal leak.


Oh and a tip to others don't run strait water or the same thing will happen to you. The insides of the motor and the pump get corroded and scaled up which will make removing the water pump very difficult if not damn near impossible if ran like that for years.
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cool sounds like alot of fun lol
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Also for some reason it's easier to get out if you flip it in place so that the pulley flange is in the water pump housing cavity and the impeller is on the outside before you start trying to get it out................
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