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Disclaimer:
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???[dunno] [idea] [read]
 

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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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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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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..... [thumb]
 

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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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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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Very Informative. My question is the 3 bolts does it needs to be torque? or just make it sure it tight?

If there is what is the torque spec for this 3 bolts.

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Hey guys, new to this forum and came across it via google. This how-to is fantastic, especially compared to the Haynes one[vommit] I do have a few questions, however.

Why does the motor mount have to be removed? I've seen a few people across these boards and the net that claim to have not needed to drop the engine, is this true?

And secondly, What sort of skill level is needed to this? I've wrenched my own car on little things (belts, alternator, oil filter etc) but I've never dealt with motor mounts. I feel like it sounds more intimidating than it actually is. Anyone wanna shed some light on what sort of skill level is needed to perform this job?

Sorry for double post
 

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this is definately different then the SPI btw. The SPI's water pump is run off the timing belt.. this meaning you have to take off timing belt when you do it hence just changing it at the same time. good how-to!
 

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dont forget to run the car afterwards with your heater on high and the coolant cap off to vent any air bubbles. not doing this will give you air buble in your system and a damaged head gasket.
 

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^^^^ i have never heard this before... it never ruined my headgasket but who knows.
 

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great thread,this is why i joined this forum,my 2000 focus haynes manual has very few greasy pages thanks to this forum........[loveff]
 

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you most lower or raise the engine to allow room for removal, i went up . its not that hard if you can turn a wrench you can do it. I put the jack under the oil pan , removed the one bolt for the water bottle and set aside, moved the power steering reservoir to one side, removed engine mount , removed bolts on water pump pulley and removed then i raise the engine as far as i could and wedged a long pry bare between fender and a different pulley in order to push the engine over slightly to allow removal and did not have to remove the ac pump this way
 

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I replaced my water pump and timing belt and now my crank seal is shot (leaking oil) and the Haynes manual says to pull the WHOLE motor to change the seal!
 

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excellent instructions you couldn't have made it easier. quite tedious it took about 4 hrs but i didn't have to remove the motor mount or the a/c compressor..thanks for the detail
 
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