Water Pumps

Water pumps are used in different industrial and home applications to facilitate the movement of water from its source to a desired location. Some of the commonly used water pumps include hydraulic ram and pitcher pump.

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Ford Windstar
Water Pumps
Ford Windstar LX

How do you replace the water pump on a Ford Windstar?

1995/98 (may also apply to 1999-2003?)

You will need metric wrenches and sockets from 10mm up to 20mm.

  • Park van with front tires turned to the left. Jack right front of van, remove right tire. Place blocks under frame on right side in line with right wheel.
  • Open hood, drain fluid into container by opening petcock on bottom right side (as you are facing front of van) of radiator. This is on the inside and is held in the radiator by a piece of plastic inside of the radiator, so don't try to pull it all the way out. Open radiator cap to allow air in.
  • Unhook battery.
  • Remove alternator and lay it to the right between engine and radiator.
  • Drop serpentine belt out of the way. The way it is installed is shown on the underside of the hood. If not, draw it out before removing.
  • Remove small rubber belt wheel that is forward and below alternator.
  • Remove L shaped steel support that alternator bolts to.
  • Unbolt electronic ignition that sits atop steel tube coming out of water pump. Will have to unscrew A/C tube support piece attached to it.
  • You may have to remove plug wires, if so, be sure and write down their installation order first.
  • Remove front engine mount nut on passenger side close to bumper.
  • Remove back engine mount nut on passenger side behind right front wheel.
  • Remove engine mount nut on drivers side just in front on left wheel drive shaft.
  • Un-clip radiator hose from bottom of radiator.
  • Un-clip radiator hoses from steel tube on top of water pump.
  • Remove the two bolts holding steel tube in place.
  • Remove steel tube, being careful with it as they are not made anymore and cost over $100 if one can be found.

    DO NOT Lift with weight on the OIL PAN

    See section below for WARNINGS

  • Place wood support under oil pan between frame members. Remove wood from under right frame. Lower jack until engine mounts are about 3 inches off the frame. Make sure you do not lower too much and allow plastic parts in engine to be crushed. You now have enough room to remove the water pump. Place wood back under right frame until flush, just to be safe. The bottom tube is still manufactured if you need to replace it but will cost about $50.
  • If you intend to replace the serpentine belt, take it with you as it seems all the aftermarket places list a belt a bit too small. The one Ford sells is the correct size.

That's it. Take your time and it will take a weekend to do.

Just a safety note: NEVER ever jack up any vehicle by the oil pan no matter what you place between the jack and the oil pan... The concentrated weight of the vehicle on the relatively thin metal of the oil pan would allow the head of the jack to easily penetrate right through the oil pan. Aside from the expensive damage this would do to the oil pan, it would also allow the vehicle to fall on you WHEN (not if) the jack punctures the oil pan.

Always place the jack under the center of the front or rear axle beams on front wheel drive vehicles, or under the front axle beam or the rear differential on a rear wheel drive vehicle.

Also, always make sure that any vehicle that you are working under is securely supported by jackstands that are placed under the recommended jacking points for your vehicle. Never rely on a jack as the only means of supporting the vehicle's weight.

See the Autozone online repair guide for both generations (1995-98 and 1999-2003) of Windstars.

One of the most helpful bits of information from the repair guides are the diagrams showing the various bolt sizes and locations. So easy to mess up when putting the short vs long ones back in.

NOTE: Autozone now requires free registration to access the repair guides. More than worth the extra effort for these photo/illustrated instructions.

I recently changed my water pump (but it was on a '95 Windstar...should be similar). After removing all bolts on the pump (remove flywheel first, then you can reach the other bolts), I had to unbolt the motor mounts (underneath van) and jack it up about 4-6 inches before the old pump would clear to be removed. Place a wooden block between jack and oil pan when jacking.

Get a manual from discountautorepairmanuals.com It is not an easy job.

A2: This is a difficult job. Only for skilled mechanics who don't mind bleeding a bit. Also the timing cover gasket should be replaced at the same time and that is for mechanics who don't mind bleeding a lot. Trust me I know. :) MGL

First thing you should know is that alot of the Windstar models require one to remove the engine mounting bolt and raise engine a couple inches so that the water pump can be removed from where it sits. Remove the belt. Unbolt the pump housing. I think there is like 6-9 bolts holding it in. Remove it. Clean the previously old gaskit material off. Install new pump. Not a simple job!!!

With the 3.0 Liter engine the following procedure works well.

Removal: 1. Drain Coolant. 2. Remove Coolant tank from Passenger fender well. 3. Loosen but do not remove the 4 14mm bolts on the Water Pump pulley prior to removing the serpentine belt. 4. Remove the serpentine belt using a long 15mm box end wrench on the tensioner to remove tension from the belt. 5. Remove the alternator 6. Remove the Tensioner pulley 7. Remove the Water Pump pulley (since you already loosened the bolts) 8. Remove all bolts 10mm, 8mm, and 13mm making a diagram with the locations of all bolts. Also remove all braces; there should be at least two. Keep in mind that not all 8mm bolts are visible from above. 9. Remove Water pump, if it sticks tap with a rubber mallet do not pry it loose. 10. Using a putty knife remove all traces of the old gasket until you see bare metal.

Installation: 1. Install new water pump with new gasket and torque all bolts to proper specs. 2. Reinstall Tensioner Pulley, Alternator, and Water Pump pulley. 3. Refer to diagram either on hood or over radiator as to belt installation. 4. Reinstall serpentine belt over all but alternator pulley. 5. Using long 15mm box end wrench, pull tensioner toward front of vehicle and slip loosened belt over alternator pulley. Release tension. 6. Reinstall Coolant Tank and refill with Coolant. 7. Start engine and, keeping a close eye on the temperature gage, idle until normal operating temperature is reached. Check for leaks if there are none you are done.

With the 3.8 Liter engine:

Take it to a shop and give them your left arm and left leg as well as first-born child and they may fix it for you. Or they may just laugh.

Water Pump Replacement 99 Windstar 3.9 L This is a ridiculously difficult job for for the average home mechanic. I'm an experienced mechanic and I was surprised at the difficulty of it. The two motor mounts on the passenger side must be removed (just remove the nuts from the bottom) and the engine jacked up and pulled forward slightly being very careful not to break any plastic. It might would be easier if another engine mount was removed as well. The upper pipe is difficult to remove and their is a good chance you will damage that pipe. It looks like that pipe/hose would be difficult to change as well. The lower pipe is usually very rusty and very close to leaking, I recommend replacing it. Removal of the alternator and alternator bracket is very easy and gives much more room to work with. I recommend that this job be given to a garage unless you have a lot of time and patience and a good helper. (make sure that the leak is the water pump and not the rear head gasket. You can see the rear head gasket fairly well from underneath the passenger side finder well once the tire is removed. if the gasket leaks here, it may appear to be the water pump leaking. found out the hard way.)

I replaced my water pump on a 2000 3.8 engine as others did. But it wasn't even my problem. My problem was I had too pin holes in the two tubes on top of the water pump. I had to remove the intake which wasn't too hard & the wiper cowl stuff. the pipe is under the intake, the other tube was on top of the water pump, ya have to remove a bolt behind the power steering to get the top tube out. It does wiggle out after a minute of rocking it back & forth the new water pump will come with 2 new O rings one for there & one for the lower radiator hose pipe. I patched it up with jb weld & let it set for a day to cure before I tried it out. ALSO when I took off the intake I scrapped off the oil crud on it & the van runs so much better like new. More power & even idle !!! So if your van spark knocks alittle & has runs a little ruff clean your intake with a razor blade, put a rag down so the crude doesn't go into the engine more.

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Ford Taurus
Mercury Sable
Water Pumps

How do you replace the water pump on a 1998 Ford Taurus and what other parts have to be removed to remove the water pump?

DURACTEC / DOHC - See "Related Questions" below

Buy a Repair Manual for your particular car. Chilton and Haynes are OK but Michell is probably the best. and ASE recommended.

Most Taurus's came with either a 3.0 or a 3.8 engine. The water pump replacement is basically the same for both engines. Remove the coolant jug, break loose the bolts on the w/pump pulley, remove the belt, remove the pulley, remove the alternator, remove to power steering pump and set it aside. (you will need a power steering pulley puller and installer kit). remove any belt tensioners or brackets that hang in the way, remove the bolts holding the water pump to the timing cover, and remove the water pump.

Note: a 3.8 has extra-long water pump bolts that you may have to pull almost all the way out and then bring them out with the water pump assembly.

Helpful hint: Both the 3.0 and 3.8 have 2 motor mounts located on the passenger's side of the vehicle that are held to the sub frame by a large nut(approx 7/8" (front) 17.5mm (Back)). One is on the RF corner, the other is back by the firewall under the car on the sub frame. If you jack up the car and remove those nuts, the engine can be raised a little using a floor jack with a block of wood under the oil pan to give additional clearance at the fender apron to get the water pump in and out.

After removing the water pump, scrape gasket surface thoroughly, and install new pump. Evenly tighten the bolts, and reassemble the vehicle in the reverse order as dis-assembly. Fill with new coolant and burp out any air in the system. If you have a cooling system pressure tester, pressurize the system to verify there are no leaks.

If it is anything like the 96 GL Taurus. Then there are 4, 13mm nuts on the water pump and 3, 10mm bolts underneath and 3 hoses to disconnect from pump. You may want to remove the inside cover of the wheel surround to get access to the 10mm nuts under the water pump. If more room required, remove tyre from car.

You can remove the water reservoir to give yourself a bit more room when removing the water pump, but is not necessary.

remove the serpentine belt buy using a 3/8 ratchet (socket wrench) on the belt tensioner located just under the power steering pump. Releasing the tension by pulling towards the front of the car.

Tip - MUST HAVE Tool

For anyone working on a car's cooling system, you MUST check out the MUST-HAVE tool for dealing with those spring-type hose clamps!!

This tool has a pinching device on the end to securely grab the 'ears' on the hose clamp - squeeze the handle to open the clamp, and then automatically lock it open.

The next awesome feature of this tool: the clamping action is on the end of a cable - you work it down to the clamp buried down underneath, or directly next to some part of the engine - minimal clearance required.

The very very best $40 you will ever invest into your tool collection!

Sears makes one - check it out at a local store and linked below.

Try your local Library for the correct car repair manual. There is to many steps involved for a written description. Most Librarys carry Chilton or other car repair manuals. If they don't have it at the branch you try, ask at the desk, they can probably get it from another branch.

Most Taurus's came with either a 3.0 or a 3.8 engine. The water pump replacement is basically the same for both engines. Remove the coolant jug, break loose the bolts on the w/pump pulley, remove the belt, remove the pulley, remove the alternator, remove any tensioners or brackets that hang in the way, remove the bolts holding the water pump to the timing cover, and remove the water pump.

Note: a 3.8 has extra-long water pump bolts that you may have to pull almost all the way out and then bring them out with the water pump assembly.

Helpful hint: Both the 3.0 and 3.8 have 2 motor mounts located on the passenger's side of the vehicle that are held to the subframe by a large nut(aprox 21 or 22mm). One is on the RF corner, the other is back by the firewall under the car on the subframe. If you jack up the car and remove those nuts, the engine can be raised a little using a floorjack with a block of wood under the oil pan to give additional clearance at the fender apron to get the water pump in and out.

After removing the water pump, scrape gasket surface thoroughly, and install new pump. Evenly tighten the bolts, and reassemble the vehicle in the reverse order as disassembly. Fill with new coolant and burp out any air in the system.

Early models

It takes a long time. I removed the Anti-freeze and washer fluid tank. I removed the belt, the water pump wheel, disconnected the top hoses and the bottom radiator hose. I removed all the bolts and nuts and the unit stil hit the frame. I had to take a crow bar and push the engine over to get the pump to come off the 4 bolts that stayed on the engine block. After about 3-4 hours I finally got it out.

It went back in in about an hour. Tough but challenging job in a good way

It takes a long time. I removed the Anti-freeze and washer fluid tank. I removed the belt, the water pump wheel, disconnected the top hoses and the bottom radiator hose. I removed all the bolts and nuts and the unit still hit the frame. I had to take a crow bar and push the engine over to get the pump to come off the 4 bolts that stayed on the engine block. After about 3-4 hours I finally got it out.

It went back in in about an hour. Tough but challenging job in a good way

Hey Jesse==It is best when you attempt a big job like this that you get a manual on your vehicle from a parts store for about $18 which will tell you how to do the pump and belt and also will be there for the next repair. GoodluckJoe

first take of wire cover on top to give yourself more room then take off serpetean belt by taking a 15mm wrench to the tentioner and turn it clockwise to loosen belt then take off hose leading out the front of car the take off hte bracket thatthat holds a/c compressorbolts are 10mm them take off the nuts to water pump. before youcan get to hte lower hoses you must take off the front iner fenderwell. whatch out the heaterhose is a bear to get the clamp off. i took the big lower hose off first and then from top tyrned the water pump so i could get the clamp off for the heater hose needlessto say i change the clamp for a regular screw clamp once your there you can easily manuver the water pump out reverse to install.

Find the pump and replace it. Go to your local library and borrow a motor manual to help out. Yu need a few small tools too.

Drain water first! The 96 GL Taurus, there are 4, 13mm nuts on the water pump and 3, 10mm bolts underneath and 3 hoses to disconnect from pump. You may want to remove the inside cover of the wheel surround to get easier access to the 10mm nuts under the water pump. If more room required, remove tyre from car.

You can remove the water reservoir to give yourself a bit more room when removing the water pump, but is not necessary. Just be a tight squeeze to jimmy the water pump out, but it will come out.

remove the serpentine belt buy using a 3/8 ratchet (socket wrentch) on the belt tensioner located just under the power steering pump. Releasing the tension by pulling towards the front of the car. Bit of a tricky process but once you have the ratchet in place, let it fall as far as it can towards the firewall, I use a ring spanner on the handle of the ratchet for ease of pulling the ratchet back towards the front of the vehicle to release the tension on the belt.

If your going to replace the belt as well as the water pump which is a good idea and you know how to put the belt back on (Just look up at the diagram under the hood) I just cut the belt.

An alternative to a new Ford water pump which can be quite expensive are the GMB water pump which are 1/3 of the price but do exactly the same job. It comes with just the pump and the belt wheel and rubber gasket. Take off the wheel and pump off your old water pump using the right sized Allen key, clean off the old gasket and replace with new. You can use gasket glue but not necessary. Re tighten bolts evenly using Allen key. Put back in the car, replace belt, refill with water and voala!!!

Note: When removing or putting belt back on! After you have released the tension on the belt, remove belt from under water pump first when removing and last when you are putting belt back on.

! I am no A grade mechanic, but this is how I did my belt and water pump on my 96 GL Station Wagon and my car is still running smooth!

It depends on the year and the engine size...

3.0L -

  • Remove the coolant reservoir
  • Remove the serpentine belt
  • Remove the water pump pulley
  • Remove the bypass hose
  • Remove the pump bolts and remove the pump.

If car is equipped with 3.8L engine, then the procedure is considerably more difficult.

Do the same first 2 steps - and then it gets messy:

  • you have to remove the motor mount bolts and lift the engine out of the mounts -
  • remove the water pump pulley
  • remove the pump bolts - the main 4 are studswith nuts

    NOTE: after the nuts are removed you have to remove the studs to allow room for the pump to go by the timing chain cover

    NOTE: if you cant remove the studs then the motor has to come out - so get those studs out! ;)

Highly recommend at least one of the following:

  • Buy a repair manual - if you see you're going to be doing much more maintenance and repairs on your Sable, it's a very good investment of about $18.
  • Autozone offers free access to Chilton's Repair Guide at their website. This is an outstanding resource with diagrams and photos to guide the way.
Tip - MUST HAVE Tool

For anyone working on a car's cooling system, you MUST check out the MUST-HAVE tool for dealing with those spring-type hose clamps!!

This tool has a pinching device on the end to securely grab the 'ears' on the hose clamp - squeeze the handle to open the clamp, and then automatically lock it open.

The next awesome feature of this tool: the clamping action is on the end of a cable - you work it down to the clamp buried down underneath, or directly next to some part of the engine - minimal clearance required.

The very very best $40 you will ever invest into your tool collection!

Sears makes one - check it out at a local store and linked below.

NOTE: anyone who does this repair, please come back to Wiki s and add your experience and help others.
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Ford Taurus
Mercury Sable
Water Pumps

How do you replace the water pump on a 1993 Ford Taurus - Sable?

Most Taurus's came with either a 3.0 or a 3.8 engine. The water pump replacement is basically the same for both engines.Remove the coolant jug, break loose the bolts on the w/pump pulley, remove the belt, remove the pulley, remove the alternator, remove any tensioners or brackets that hang in the way, remove the bolts holding the water pump to the timing cover, and remove the water pump.

Note: a 3.8 has extra-long water pump bolts that you may have to pull almost all the way out and then bring them out with the water pump assembly.

Helpful hint: Both the 3.0 and 3.8 have 2 motor mounts located on the passenger's side of the vehicle that are held to the subframe by a large nut(aprox 21 or 22mm). One is on the RF corner, the other is back by the firewall under the car on the subframe. If you jack up the car and remove those nuts, the engine can be raised a little using a floorjackwith a block of wood under the oil pan to give additional clearance at the fender apron to get the water pump in andout.

After removing the water pump, scrape gasket surface thoroughly, and install new pump. Evenly tighten the bolts, and reassemble the vehicle in the reverse order as disassembly. Fill with new coolant and burp out any air in the system.

AnswerThe water pump is bolted to the timing cover on the right side of the engine compartment. Most Taurus's came with either a 3.0 or a 3.8 engine. The water pump replacement is basically the same for both engines.Remove the coolant jug, break loose the bolts on the w/pump pulley, remove the belt, remove the pulley, remove the alternator, remove any tensioners or brackets that hang in the way, remove the bolts holding the water pump to the timing cover, and remove the water pump.

Note: a 3.8 has extra-long water pump bolts that you may have to pull almost all the way out and then bring them out with the water pump assembly.

Helpful hint: Both the 3.0 and 3.8 have 2 motor mounts located on the passenger's side of the vehicle that are held to the subframe by a large nut(aprox 21 or 22mm). One is on the RF corner, the other is back by the firewall under the car on the subframe. If you jack up the car and remove those nuts, the engine can be raised a little using a floorjackwith a block of wood under the oil pan to give additional clearance at the fender apron to get the water pump in andout.

After removing the water pump, scrape gasket surface thoroughly, and install new pump. Evenly tighten the bolts, and reassemble the vehicle in the reverse order as disassembly. Fill with new coolant and burp out any air in the system.

AnswerMost Taurus's came with either a 3.0 or a 3.8 engine. The water pump replacement is basically the same for both engines.Remove the coolant jug, break loose the bolts on the w/pump pulley, remove the belt, remove the pulley, remove the alternator, remove any tensioners or brackets that hang in the way, remove the bolts holding the water pump to the timing cover, and remove the water pump.

Note: a 3.8 has extra-long water pump bolts that you may have to pull almost all the way out and then bring them out with the water pump assembly.

Helpful hint: Both the 3.0 and 3.8 have 2 motor mounts located on the passenger's side of the vehicle that are held to the subframe by a large nut(aprox 21 or 22mm). One is on the RF corner, the other is back by the firewall under the car on the subframe. If you jack up the car and remove those nuts, the engine can be raised a little using a floorjackwith a block of wood under the oil pan to give additional clearance at the fender apron to get the water pump in andout.

After removing the water pump, scrape gasket surface thoroughly, and install new pump. Evenly tighten the bolts, and reassemble the vehicle in the reverse order as disassembly. Fill with new coolant and burp out any air in the system.

AnswerNot an easy job. Get a manual on your car to do the job right. AnswerMost Taurus's came with either a 3.0 or a 3.8 engine. The water pump replacement is basically the same for both engines.Remove the coolant jug, break loose the bolts on the w/pump pulley, remove the belt, remove the pulley, remove the alternator, remove any tensioners or brackets that hang in the way, remove the bolts holding the water pump to the timing cover, and remove the water pump.

Note: a 3.8 has extra-long water pump bolts that you may have to pull almost all the way out and then bring them out with the water pump assembly.

Helpful hint: Both the 3.0 and 3.8 have 2 motor mounts located on the passenger's side of the vehicle that are held to the subframe by a large nut(aprox 21 or 22mm). One is on the RF corner, the other is back by the firewall under the car on the subframe. If you jack up the car and remove those nuts, the engine can be raised a little using a floorjackwith a block of wood under the oil pan to give additional clearance at the fender apron to get the water pump in andout.

After removing the water pump, scrape gasket surface thoroughly, and install new pump. Evenly tighten the bolts, and reassemble the vehicle in the reverse order as disassembly. Fill with new coolant and burp out any air in the system.

AnswerMost Taurus's came with either a 3.0 or a 3.8 engine. The water pump replacement is basically the same for both engines.Remove the coolant jug, break loose the bolts on the w/pump pulley, remove the belt, remove the pulley, remove the alternator, remove any tensioners or brackets that hang in the way, remove the bolts holding the water pump to the timing cover, and remove the water pump.

Note: a 3.8 has extra-long water pump bolts that you may have to pull almost all the way out and then bring them out with the water pump assembly.

Helpful hint: Both the 3.0 and 3.8 have 2 motor mounts located on the passenger's side of the vehicle that are held to the subframe by a large nut(aprox 21 or 22mm). One is on the RF corner, the other is back by the firewall under the car on the subframe. If you jack up the car and remove those nuts, the engine can be raised a little using a floorjackwith a block of wood under the oil pan to give additional clearance at the fender apron to get the water pump in andout.

After removing the water pump, scrape gasket surface thoroughly, and install new pump. Evenly tighten the bolts, and reassemble the vehicle in the reverse order as disassembly. Fill with new coolant and burp out any air in the system.

First off is it a 3.0l or 3.8l...i know for a fact the 3.8l's front motor mount must have the nut removed in order to raise the engine up...that's right raise to up buy placing a large thick piece of 2x6 board on the oil pan and CAREFULLY lifting the engine up just enough for the pump to clear the side of the fender...also the pump pulley needs to be placed unbolted on the new pump before installing...and be ready as the wonderful folks on the ford assembly line are not allowed to use any antiseize on the 10mm bolts they install making bolt breakage a sure thing...Happy motoring..

Answeri just recently done this on a 93 mercury sable, to get the pully off u have to raise the engine with a lift and then take pulley off, second the bolts that hold it on, the nuts need to come off and the bolt stays. other wise u can not get the pump on or off. hope this helps, jay

bolt it to the front of the engine not hard just get a chiltons bookat you local autoparts store...its not brain surgury just don't pry on anything or take shortcuts or lose any bolts

AnswerYou don't have to lift the engine to replace the water pump. If you want to, you can. The two front motor mount nuts are located on the passenger's side of the car, underneath on the engine cradle. They should be 21mm or possibly 22mm in size. You can remove them and then, using a piece of wood and a floor jack, raise the front of the engine. But this not necessary. If you remove the coolant jug, water pump pulley, alternator, and possibly the belt tensioner, there is plenty of room to access and replace the water pump, whether it is a 3.0 or a 3.8 liter. On a 3.8, there are long studs that go through the timing cover, but they stay in place, and you only remove the nuts on the ends. There may be one or two of the long ones that are actually bolts and not studs, but even with those, you should be able to have just enough clearance to pull the bolts almost all the way out, and then bring them on out together with the water pump. Unless the car has been wrecked, and something is bent out of place, there should be just enough room to do the job without jacking up the engine.

Answer # 2:

I have just replaced the water pump in my 1994 3.8 Taurus. Here are some of the problems that I ran into. I did not remove the Alternator, just placed it out of the way a bit(no problem here). The water pump pulley cannot be removed when the bolts are undone(must come out with the old water pump).Biggest problem I found were the studs were to long and I was unable to remove the water pump(to close to the body frame). I used a small grinder and was able to grind about 3/8 off of each stud. That allowed me to remove the pulley and water pump out with no further problems. A word of caution, make sure the gasket is clean on the bottom end of the engine and make sure you fill the engine with fluid to look for leaks. Fill fluid in from the top of your new water pump. LOOK FOR LEAKS first before starting to put everything back in order. Much easyier to tighten bolts/nuts when you have access to the water pump. I saved $400 by doing it myself but it took me 8 hours to complete the task.

first up i would not grind 3/8 of an inch off a blot if pump required a shorter bolt the car would come with a shorter bolt. next , it is usually easier to remove the radiator than to lift engine. doesnt take much time and you need to dump coolant to replace water pump anyway

AnswerMost Taurus's came with either a 3.0 or a 3.8 engine. The water pump replacement is basically the same for both engines.Remove the coolant jug, break loose the bolts on the w/pump pulley, remove the belt, remove the pulley, remove the alternator, remove any tensioners or brackets that hang in the way, remove the bolts holding the water pump to the timing cover, and remove the water pump.

Note: a 3.8 has extra-long water pump bolts that you may have to pull almost all the way out and then bring them out with the water pump assembly.

Helpful hint: Both the 3.0 and 3.8 have 2 motor mounts located on the passenger's side of the vehicle that are held to the subframe by a large nut(aprox 21 or 22mm). One is on the RF corner, the other is back by the firewall under the car on the subframe. If you jack up the car and remove those nuts, the engine can be raised a little using a floorjackwith a block of wood under the oil pan to give additional clearance at the fender apron to get the water pump in andout.

After removing the water pump, scrape gasket surface thoroughly, and install new pump. Evenly tighten the bolts, and reassemble the vehicle in the reverse order as disassembly. Fill with new coolant and burp out any air in the system.

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Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering

What type of pump used for water mist system?

it uses centrifugal pump type to maintain pressure of 120 kg/cm2

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Water Pumps
Dodge Ram

How do you replace the water pump on a 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500?

To replace the water pump isn't complicated for the handy individual however there are a few procedures that need to be followed and if you are uncertain to proceed, the Chilton manual for your vehicle is a good investment providing you with pictures along side step by step instruction. First you will need to drain your antifreeze into a container. You will find a release valve at the bottom of the radiator (usually on the drivers side), this valve you will turn counter clockwise to open. Next step is to remove the fan. Behind the fan is a large nut and often can be released by hitting the edge of the fan clutch nut with a punch and hammer. Should it not move, carefully heat up ONLY the nut with a torch and use a large crescent wrench to get the nut moving. It won't take much at this point, then spin off the fan. The next step is to remove the serpentine belt. You might want to draw a diagram as to how it sits as the diagram that comes with the vehicle may not be adequate. There is a special tool to release the serpentine belt from the tensioner but you can use a long 9/16 wrench. The water pump is more accessible if you remove the fan cover, it's only four bolts.

Undo the hoses from the pump and the heater hose from the small black tube that goes into water-pump. There are several bolts around the pump they are 9/16 head size. Usually there are 7 bolts, 8 if you include the one that secures the black tube that goes into the water-pump. If you are not sure just look at the new pump to see if you have removed all the bolts. The bypass hose that attaches to the nipple on top of the pump is often stuck on so use pliers to remove the clamp then pry the hose off with screwdriver being careful not to puncture it as to replace this requires removing all things above the water pump. To make reassembly easier if you have a squeeze clamp on bypass hose replace it with a worm clamp (a band style clamp with an attached screw). Make certain you scrape off the old gasket from the engine block and lightly sand to ensure a clean surface (if you don't ensure a clean surface you will end up with a leak). Attach the gasket keeping it in place with a thin layer of silicone. Assemble starting with the bypass hose and a couple of bolts to ensure the gasket won't shift from bumping. Some bolts are longer than others but you won't mix them up as the short ones won't work in the long holes and vise versa. Hook up all remaining hoses and refill cooling system let your engine run a while - check for leaks. Top off the coolant bottle and recheck in a day or two.

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Water Pumps

What does GPM mean for a water pump?

Gallons pumped per min.

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Nissan Pathfinder
Subaru Legacy

How do you replace the water pump on a 1987 to 1995 Nissan Pathfiner?

Please refer to http://npora.ipbhost.com for details. Just ask. To replace the water pump it will take a little bit of time u also have to remove the timing belt to reach the water pump. You first need to start by taking the upper and lower radiator hoses off, then the Fan Shrould. Then the fan and all belts. Then looking strait at the engine their will be a ventalation hose on the valve cover on the Passenger side that runs to the intake remove that also after all is removed then you can take the timing belt cover off and before u touch the timing belt get some white out and mark the timing belt where it sits on the Crank and Cam Shafts. After all that the u can remove the timing belt look the timing belt over good u may want to go ahead and replace it at this time i would but the decision is all you'rs. After all is removed u can access the water pump. Good luck

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Cars & Vehicles
Thermostats
Water Pumps

What is the normal engine temperature for a car engine?

Engines vary. The normal operating temperature for a modern (e.g., 1996+) automobile engine, manufactured for sale or use in the US, will fall between 200 and 250 degrees F. Smog equipment and computerized combustion control favor a 'hotter' running engine. The proper amount and concentration of coolant in your engine will protect it.

The thermostat plays a big part in controlling it. If you buy a 185 degree thermostat it opens at 185 degrees. Same with a 195 & so on. Average engine temp (as no specific given) would be around 195 - 205 degrees. The cooling fans come on around 210 degrees approx. The temperature will vary according to driving conditions, ambient temperature etc..

Some newer engines will run in the 220 to 230 deg range.

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Dodge Dakota
Dodge Ram

How do you replace the water pump on a 1996 dodge Dakota with a 5.2 liter engine?

Water Pump ReplacementSome would say this is too involved to explain in a forum like this.

An excellent step by step replacement procedure is given in the "Dodge Durango & Dakota Pickups" Haynes Repair Manual. Complete with pictures. (That is for 1998-1999.) I have replaced several and would advise using a factory replacement part. The reason I have replaced several, relates directly to using "rebuilt" pumps. Also, spend the money on the correct dealer replacement hoses. They are expensive but they fit, first time. You can often find these manuals at the half-price book store (cheap), if not the Public Library (for free).

Here is another opinion:

This question is not too involved to answer here. It just takes some explaining as with any repair by the home mechanic.

1. Remove the serpentine belt by rotating the main tensioner clockwise. You may want to leave it on to apply pressure when loosening the nut for the fan, however this does not always work.

2. 4 bolts retain the fan shroud. Simply loosen but do not remove all of the bolts until the fan nut is loose.

3. There are supposed to be four bolts on the water pump pulley to apply counter pressure with a 13mm wrench when loosening the fan nut (this nut has reverse threads so it's not righty tighty, lefty loosey.) At this point you might want to remove the idler pulley right above the water pump to make the following steps easier.

4. The manual says you need a special tool to loosen the fan nut. I couldn't buy it at the auto parts store because the water pump pulley both on the old one and new one did not have the 4 bolts but unthreaded holes instead. Dodge would not tell me what they do in this situation or sell any special tools to customers. Rude. So I used a strap wrench and wrapped it around the pulley and held tight while I unloosened the fan nut. Worked great.

5. Once the fan nut is loose, remove the bolts for the shroud and lift the fan and shroud out together.

6. There are three hoses (on the V8) that need to be removed from the water pump. You will need needle nose and other pliers to do this.

7. Mark the bolt at 12 o'clock on the pump for reference and start loosening them a little at a time clockwise laying them down in order as they are different lengths.

8. Remove the water pump and get ready to start scraping gasket. The upper part is difficult to see but be persistant. Who wants to see a leak after all this work.

9. The water pump has a coolant return hose that will need to be transfered to the new pump and a new o-ring replaced that is included.

10. Apply RTV high temp. silicone to the new water pump and the side of the gasket that faces the engine. Spread it thin. I had to break the habit of thinking more silicone=less chance of leaks.

11. Install the new pump and gasket and torque the bolts in 1/4 turn increments. Let the silicone cure as instructed on the package.

12. Start working your way back up this list, reversing the procedure, refill the coolant leaving the radiator cap off. Start the engine and turn on the heater. Add coolant mixture as necessary until full. Check for leaks and hope the new pump lasts a darn long time.

Here is more input:

  • I'm the owner of a 1999 durango. My water pump went out at 51,000 miles. You need to remove the: fan and shruod first,the fan comes off by leaving belt on and turning large nut with wrench counter-clockwise, then remove water pump bolts and install new one, reverse to put back on.
  • The strap didnt work for me, so I made my own wrench. I used the bolt pattern on the new pump to make it, by welding 2 small studs on a piece of flat steel. Then welded a long handle on it. Instant wrench. Worked great.

On step 3 above, the writer says the big nut on the fan is reverse threaded. Mine wasn't and it cost me hours of sweat and frustration. I had to remove the radiator to get the whole thing out in one piece. From the front of the truck, like the answer just above, it's counter clockwise

Another removal option:

I had no welder or strap wrench. I applied WD-40 to the fan nut, and I used a breaker bar and hammer, tapping the nut firmly on each side. I disconnected all hose connections and all bolts. I leaned the pump and fan assembly gently onto the radiator, enough to expose the water turbine on the back side of the pump. Facing the front of the Durango, I used vise grips at the two o'clock position on the turbine. This locked the pulley/fan shaft against the A/C mounting bracket. The fan nut came loose easily. I then removed the fan and shroud, and then I removed the pump.

There is a metal pipe that extends at a 45 degree angle on the right side of your pump. This must be removed. My pump went out at 108k miles and this pipe stem was corroded into the pump. I scraped the rim with a razor blade and then applied WD-40. Do not use pliers or a pipe wrench! this pipe has very thin walls and will twist and cave in very easily. Instead I secured the pump on a table, and put my channel lock pliers behind the mounting wing that is attached to the pipe and gently hit the back side of my pliers. After lots of tapping I started to wiggle the pipe and working it in a circular motion. This freed it from the pump, and I was able to remove it by pulling and "unscrewing" it. This is not a threaded port, it is held in by an o-ring and pressure.

One More Removal Tip:

I own a 1999 Durango and just changed the water pump. The strap also didn't work but I found out a simple way to loosen the fan nut if you are throwing out the old pump. Drill a 1/4 inch hole from straight above into the water pump pulley. It is thin metal and takes less than a minute. Then stick a screwdriver into the hole to stop the pump from turning. Now you can loosen the fan nut easily. Mine loosened counter clockwise (right hand thread).

Tips for installation:

I applied the RTV on the pump side first, then laid the gasket onto it and waited a few minutes. This allowed the RTV to become more tacky and less slippery. I inserted the 3 mounting bolts into their rightful places into the pump. I threaded them two full turns into the gasket because the threads wanted to catch the gasket and pull it off the pump. Inserting the top bolts will hold the gasket in alignment and allow you to hang the pump into place without having to hold it there and try to tighten the bolts one by one.

I removed the top hose clamp completely off the top hose and used vise grips to open the clamp completely. I l looped the clamp and vise grips onto the top hose fitting of the new pump, leaving it clamped open. As I installed the pump, I had to push the pump up into the hose. Then, I hanged the pump on the mounting bolts as described above, fit the clamp onto the hose and released.

Check your belt for signs of wear and replace if necessary. In 2008 this belt runs 25.99-32.99.

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Water Pumps

How much is a water pump for cars?

between 100 & 300 dollars, plus labor.

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Windshields and Wipers
Chevy Monte Carlo

How do you replace the water pump on a 1996 Chevy Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L?

This is for a 93 Z34 3.4, I believe the front cover is the same for both engines, making the water pumps identical. REMOVAL: Drain the cooling system into a suitable container. Slightly loosen the four 10mm bolts holding the water pump pulley in place. Take note of the way the accessory belt is routed. Use a large wrench to rotate the belt tensioner away from the belt. Remove the accessory belt. Carefully release the tensioner. Remove the bolts holding the water pump pulley in place and remove the pulley. Remove the water pump housing bolts and extract the water pump. Have a bucket handy in case anymore coolant comes out when you pull of the pump.

INSTALLATION: Install the new water pump with a suitable sealer on the gasket. Tighten the mounting bolts. Make sure the pump shaft spins as easily as it did when it wasn't installed. If it is binding, take it off and figure out why. Attach the pulley and firmly hand tighten the pulley bolts. Line up the accessory belt and rotate the tensioner to get it fully on. Release the tensioner. Now make sure to fully tighten the pulley mounting bolts. Start the car, let it warm up to operating temp and check for leaks. You're done!

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Dodge Intrepid
Timing Belts and Chains

How do you set the cam timing on a v6 2.7 liter Dodge Intrepid?

The marks on the chain and the sprockets are set in such a way that the chain is installed at 50 deg after tdc. This is done so that the pistons are not at tdc where they could hit the valves while trying to install the chain. The marks are the only thing after tdc. When the chain is installed properly, the valves and pistons will be in proper time and the valves will be closed when the piston is at tdc. All you have to do is ine up the plated links on the chain with the proper marks on the sprockets.

When the marks on the chain and the marks on the sprockets are lined up the piston is after tdc. This is how it is supposed to be.

Buy a service manual and follow the directions step by step.

The piston is not At top when marks are lined up.

On a 2.7L, when the timing marks are lined up the piston is not at top dead center. It is about 50 deg past top.

AnswerWhen you removed the pump, how much tension was in your chain? That chain stretches real bad due to engine overheating, even though it will be normal on your gauges in the cab. follow the procedure below, but if your chain has stretched, replacee it. Its best to replace the chain anyway. Also check the oilpump when you check for spark and its quite imperative that you keep the right amout of oil all the time. set both your camshafts to 90degrees with the cylinder head and cover mating surfaces, using the little punched holes as your guides. Set cylinder number one to TDC and align the chain marks on the gears as follows:

The two colored pieces of chain go on the right, and the the left gear and the crankshaft sprocket get one each. Reset your tensioner before reinstalling it or it will fail dismally. Rotete the engine using the crankshaft about three complete revolutions until the timing marks are back to were you set them. Before you close your engine, install the sparkplugs into the boots, but not into the block, then crank your engine and check for spark. If they spark you are good to go. If not remove the camshaft position sensor and try again. If they spark without the sensor in, the rotate you right camshafts by 180 degrees and try again. when working fine, installation is the reverse of the removal.

note, be sure your tensioner is fully reset or you will trhow away your engine like an ex-spouse. signed: mr Houston. mr Houston.

The half moon cut out on the crank sprocket aligns with the arrow on the oil pump housing. If you don't have service manual with a sufficent picture you need to go get one. This timing chain is very complicated.

Go to this link and you can download the complete Intrepid Service Manual: http://www.dodgeintrepidchat.net/02lheHope this helps!

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Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Water Pumps
Jeep Cherokee Sport

Where could an antifreeze leak be that would not be found by a pressurized test?

Your welcome.Off the top of my head, I would guess at a water pump from experience. Although, I would strongly recommend finding the real leak. Anyways here's a list of possibilities:water pump, head gasket, intake manifold, heater hose, radiator hose, bypass hose, radiator, heater core (usually leaks in passenger compartment floor), thermostat housing.As you sit in the driver's seat, where would you say that you see it? Center, right or left front of engine compartment? front middle or rear of engine compartment? How much and how often is leaking? Does it run rough? does it overheat?

Sorry I didn't re-read the initial question.Also add cap, reservior bottle and overflow to that list.One thought: A well known company can still hire a poor quality technician unintentionally and may have not pressure tested correctly or was not aggressive enough to find. There is a shortage of good technicians. if the system was low and pressure tested it may not have turned up. He should have pressure tested the cap to make sure it was good.Another thought: Assume the tech was good, Heat can affect a leak sometimes. I have seen it with waterpumps and head gasket leaks in particular. When it is cold the surfaces contract and seal a leak, when hot they expand and allow a leak-or vica versa.Another thought: Add dye to the system-make sure it is for coolant not oil. Any decent parts store should have this.

Dan,I would add the dye. Based on the location and other normal conditions present, it further leads toward the water pump.However, if it is in the corner right there is a possible seam leak on the radiator. I have seen both of these leak intermittantly.The Dye will help isolate it. Post what you find, thanks,Paul

Dan, I hate to beat a dead horse, but did you put dye in it yet?I had a 2000 Chevy Malibu that wouldn't leak until it was driven about 40 miles. If it wasn't for the dye, I don't know if I would have ever found it.If you can't find the dye, I'll find where you can.

Don't necessarily knock the other companies. It took me a painful 200 miles worth of test driving,6 cans of cleaner, at least 3 hours of labor of dissassembling and reassembling, 3 gallons of dexcool and countless shop rags to find this particular leak. Not to mention that it became a heated issue between the tech working on it and myself. He kept telling me it was a hose and I wasn't buying it. Oh yeah, we did this at no charge as well. She just put $600.00 into fixing the leak because we diagnosed it as a intake manifold leak. Granted she did have the manifold gasket leak and it did need repair, but I think the trouble one was the water pump. I also had deep sympathy for her as well since her daughter was brutally murdered less than a year ago.

If we had used the dye in the first place, we could have saved a lot of leg work, material and headaches.

Dealers have techs like any other shop. Just because they are the " Dealer", still only makes them as good as their techs, their policies, ethics and their perserverence.

Anyways, I am glad you got it resolved.

If you have a bad head gasket, cracked head, intake manifold leak, or even an exahust manifold leak you can have similar signs for all these problems. First question is does your car run hot or has it leaked or overheated recently? Even though you have a new head gasket I wouldn't rule that out. You are running your car around and since the coolant is hot it has expanded to fill the reservoir tank. When you park it at night the radiator will draw the coolant back from the coolant reservoir and empty it. On the weekend fill your reservoir and start your car and wait and watch as it is warming up. You are looking to see if the coolant is being forced out of the coolant recovery tank. This may not happen right away. If so that is a possible leak of one of the items listed above. It could also be the radiator cap so you could try that as it is probably less than $10 anyway. Get a new one with the same pressure as the old on or your car will run hotter (If less lbs). Do you have hard starting in the morning? (Possible that a cylinder has coolant in it). Pull spark plugs and see if any fluid is squirted out of cylinder. Also look at spark plugs. Are the plugs covered in a white ash or extremely wet looking? (Indicates same thing).Do you see white smoke from the exhaust with a coolant (sweet) smell? This could be intermittant. If so then you have one of the leaks listed above. You may or may not get coolant mixing with your oil depends on size and position of leak (Usually this happens when leak happens between cylinders). Look for coffee and cream color of oil. You would see this on dipstick or filler cap.Have a service guy do a block test to the coolant to see if exhaust gasses are present. (Should indicate a leak at any one of those points mentioned). They use a tube that is put in filler neck of radiator (It is filled with dye) if the dye changes color then you have exhaust gasses present.

I may not be a mechanic but I have been looking into this very problem, because I keep blowing the seams out of my new radiators.

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Pontiac Grand Am
Grand Am SE

How do you replace the water pump and temperature valve on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am?

unfortunately, i believe this requires removing the timing chain because it drives the water pump. this can be a costly process ranging from 400 to 700 dollars.

Changing the water pump is a piece of cake. I don't know about the temperature valve though. To change the pump (on the 3.1)

1.Disconnect the water hose from the pump, catch the coolant below with a wide drip pan.

2.Using a serpentine belt removal tool (long thin rod with a 3/8 inch socket) loosen the belt tensioner and remove the belt from the alternator

3.Remove the 4 bolts from the water pump pulley. You will have to use a long screw driver to hold the pulley in place while you turn the bolts. Put the screw driver between 2 other bolts to keep it from turning.

4.Pop the pulley off. You may have to pry it off with that same screw driver if it's stuck on there. Be sure not to bend the pulley though.

5.Remove 5 bolts holding the pump in place, scrape off the old gasket, put on the new gasket with some sort of gasket dressing or sealant and pop in the new water pump. It only goes in one way or the holes won't line up.

If you happen to have a 96 ;or 98 gt model, which was the 2.4l twin cam, 5 speed manual. You have to pull the motor out. I don't know about timing chain being in the way or anything, but basically if you've ever changed an alternator or major part before, once you get the engine out of the car, it is one of the easiest jobs to do, just don't bend your pulley, and if you have underdrive pulleys (bigger than stock) you might want to make sure your using a brand new water pump, and not a used one. The temp guage, screws out, just put a new one in. Use TORQUE WRENCH.

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Chevy Silverado
Water Pumps

How do you remove the water pump and fan assembly on a 98 Chevy Silverado?

The fan bolts to the front of the water pump using 4 bolts (13 mm head). first u have to remove the upper and lower fan shroud. This will grant you access to remove the fan assembly and provide elbow room to remove the water pump after you get the fan out of the way. it usually take 1-2 hours to replace this water pump. be sure to cool the engine first and drain all the antifreeze into a container. there are approximately 5 bolts, give or take, that hod the water pump to the engine block. Count the holes in your new pump to be sure you have removed them all before you try to pry the old pump from the block. Some of these bolts are different length so i like to put them in the new pump as i pull them out of the old one so i know which one goes where.

P.S. dont forget to remove the radiator hose from the pump first.

THE FAN IS SCREWED ON NO BOLTS,USE A LARGE WRENCH AND A SPEICAL TOOL TO HOLD THE PULLEY

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Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Thermostats
Water Pumps

Why my vehicle is overheating?

Could be a stuck thermostat in closed position, or defective water pump. Check by squeezing top thick radiator hose and feel for water flowing, when realising, you should hear a squeezing noise. And check if hose is hot.

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Ford F-250
Water Pumps

1988 ford f250 water pump problems?

What is your problem? Be more specific

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Buick LeSabre

Is it difficult to change a water pump on a 1996 Buick LeSabre V6 engine?

Generally, you only replace the inside mechanism of the water pump, leaving the body of the water pump in place during this rather simple procedure.

I just replaced the water pump on our 1996 Park Ave. which has the same engine and is likely to have the same set up. It is simple, as stated above, EXCEPT, the far left hand bolt head is 1/2" under the rim of the power steering pump pulley. The power steering mount bolts are reached thru holes in the power steering pump pulley. Remove the top one, loosen the bottom one and piviot the power steering pump towards the firewall to give clearance to remove that water pump bolt. Caution - if both power steering bolts are removed, they go in holes that are very difficult to see.

I just replaced the water pump on our 1997 LeSabre V6. I used the same technique explained above by moving the power steering pump pulley out of the way to get to the far left hand water pump bolt that goes into the block. To get the power steering pump loose, I removed the top retaining bolt through the power steering pulley holes using a deep well socket, and loosened the bottom power steering pump bolt. I had to back the bottom bolt out quite a bit (but not remove it), and push the pump down and towards the firewall to get sufficient clearance to remove the water pump bolt over the lip of the power steering pump pulley. It was a very close operation, but it worked well. Installation was the reverse removal.

Thanks for the great advice! My husband and neighbor have been working on this water pump for several hours and all I did was search the internet and boom, there's the answer. Am I the greatest or what...well you people are for leaving the awesome blogs.

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Infiniti
Dodge Durango
Timing Belts and Chains

How much to replace a water pump for 92 infiniti q45?

is included with timing belt service

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Heating AC and Engine Cooling
Radiators
Water Pumps
Honda Accord EX

Why is a car overheating even after changing the water pump and the radiator?

Always should replace thermostat at same time; if this was not done, do so. Rust and gunk in the cooling system from a corroded radiator will often jam and damage the thermostat. Conversley, sometimes a corrding thermostat sets of the entire process by both stricking and by sending hicks of rust to the other cooling system components (radiator and water pump). After engine idles for a while (but prior to overheating) gently squeeze the large hose attached to the top of the radiator. Is it getting warm? If not, the thermostat is likely not working. The thermostat should click and open the route for the top radiator hose, when the temp gauge is no farther toward "H" than at or just below the halfway mark, or just above, on most vehicles. Once the thermostat opens up the route for the upper radiator hose, the temp gauge should fall quickly. If the thermostat wasn't replaced, appears to not be functioning, and is easily accessible and visible, tap it with a hammer (not hard enough to damage it)and see if it becomes unstuck. If your vehicle has an electric fan, make sure it is coming on after a few moments. If it isn't, check that its fuse is OK, that the wire connections are solid, then check that the fan relay is not burned out. A heat sensor sending unit which controls activation of the electric fan could also have failed. In some 60's vintage vehicles, one could often stop overheating by replacing the stock 4-bladed fan with a 5-bladed fan. If you have an automatic transmission that is routed through your cooling system, and you've tried everything possible to correct overheating, your tranny may be on its way out. The problems your tranny may be having having operating normally could be effecting the engine temp. I agree with the changeing of the thermostat , Here is one more sug your radiator cap is not maintaining proper pressure get it pressure tested IF YOU DIDN'T CHANGE THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN DOING ALL THAT OTHER STUFF, GO AHEAD AND CHANGE IT. IF THE OLD ONE IS BAD IT WON'T HOLD THE PROPER PRESSURE AND THE COOLANT CAN BOIL= OVERHEATING! patricklaw1957@yahoo.com Check the fan to see if it's running. If the engine heats up and the fan isn't going, the fan motor is shot. If you have tried everything else and you are still having overheating problems you might have a bad head gasket. I didn't see what type of vehicle you were working on. I had a 1988 Dodge Caravan. I replaced everything in the cooling system including putting an oversized radiator in. The problem turned out to be a bad head gasket. I never observed any oil in the radiator. If the thermostat was replaced and water pump and radiator as you say then there are only a couple things that it can COMMONLY be.It always seems to me that people like to take out the engine before replacing the spark plugs.Take theese words of advice(alot of people over analyze things)99 percent of the time it's the easy stuff!your problem is probably the radiator cap.If it is not holding the proper pressure it will overheat.cost is about 4.95. could be bad head gaskit

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Windshields and Wipers
Dodge Avenger
Nissan Pathfinder

How do you replace the water pump on a 1996 Dodge Avenger 2.0L?

Basically, you are looking at the same steps as replacing a timing belt. You might find more by searching on "timing belt" as well.

1. remove the alternator and power steering belts. 2. remove the right side engine mounting block 3. remove the bracket for the power steering pump (it bolts into the mounting block bracket 4. remove the engine mounting bracket from the front of the plastic timing belt cover. Unfortunately, these bolts are long and are a pain in the --- as they hit the chassis. You have to do some creative wiggling to get them out. In the factory, the engine is not in the car yet when they put this in :( 5. remove the center bolt from the crankshaft pulley 6. remove the crankshaft pulley with a 3 prong pulley puller -- I had to get a longer pulley center bolt -- the puller assembly I have bottomed out with the stock bolt 7. remove the plastic timing belt cover - lots of screws, little hands are good for the tight clearances to the fender/chassis sub-frame 8. remove the timing belt -- mechanical tensioner in the middle. 9. now you can get to the water pump.

According to my Haynes Repair manual you do the following:

Disconnect the cable from the negativ battery terminal Drain the cooling system Remove the accessory drivebelts (power steering/ac) Remove the crankshaft damper/pulley, the timing belt covers and the timing belt Remove the water pump mounting bolts Seperate the pump from the water inlet pipe and remove the pipe Clean all the gasket and O-Ring surfaces on the pump and water pipe inlet tube. Install and NEW O-Ring on the water inlet pipe. Wet the O-Ring with water to facillitate assembly. Install a new gasket on the water pump and install the inlet opening over the water pipe. Press the water pipe into the pump housing. Install the water pump mounting bolts and tighten to specifications. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of the removal. Refill the cooling system Operate the engine to check for leaks.

(The timing belt removal is tricky...please find that info or suggest a mechanic.

i own a 1992 dodge avenger and when i turn the car off the key will not go past the acceseries position and come out do you have any sugjestions

First of all there is no such thing as a 1992 dodge avenger, the years are from 95-2000 and then theres the 2008 series, anyways, to fix the problem you just need to replace your ignition, you can't fix that part, only replace

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Ford Ranger
Water Pumps
Kia Sephia
Ford Ranger XLT

How much would it cost to change the water pump in a 1997 Kia Sephia 1.8 engine?

It varies with what part of the country you live in. Call a couple of local garages for estimates.

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Water Pumps
Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Water Fountains and Ponds
Mechanical Engineering

What is suction pressure and discharge pressure?

Answer: The terms suction and discharge are the terms refer to hydraulics. In hydraulics if the the liquid has to be lifted or pumped to the usage area the hydraulic pump will be used . This pump will have to functions that is first suction to lift the fluid and the discharge or delivery . The familiar words in pair are lift and discharge; suction and discharge. The specification of pump for these terms are suction head and discharge head.Answer

The suction pressure refers to the pressure of the referigerant being "sucked" back into the compressor. The suction pressure is a critical variable in ensuring the accuracy of the refrigerant charge, along with the tepmerature of that line as well. The "superheat", or heat added to the vapor in that line can be monitored in this manner.

You have not mention which suction pressure... Actually Where ever the suction is presented that pressure is called suction pressure.... and suction pressure in practical cases normally always less that atmospheric pressure and in case of delivery pressure it is opposite

Saying that suction pressure is " the pressure of the referigerant being "sucked" back into the compressor " is not accurate.

Simply , the suction pressure of a pump is the absolute pressure of a fluid , measured at the inlet of the pump ( in your answer , the pump is the compressor , and the fluid is whatever refrigerant. )

The discharge pressure , is the absolute pressure of the liquid measured at the outlet of the pump.

Obviously, the discharge pressure is usually bigger than suction pressure.

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Mazda
Water Pumps
Windshields and Wipers
Nissan Pathfinder

How do you replace the water pump on a 1996 Mazda?

The water pump is located behind the timing belt cover and is driven by the timing belt. You need to reove it to gain access to the water pump.

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Toyota Camry

How do you replace the water pump on a 1996 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder 2.2L?

4is it 4 or 6 cylinder ? It is a 4 cylinder
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