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OK, time to send out and ask those that have done it. A friend called and said his brother needs a water pump on his 2000 taurus with a duratec. I have seen a couple posts in the past that just listed some tools, but nothing that I could find with any tricks to change the water pump. I will be doing this next saturday morning, so I need all the tricks before then. Any tips on making this go smooth will be welcome.
Thanks for all the info in advance,
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I just did this.

There are 4 13 mm bolts that hold the water pump to the block.
There is a bracket that has one bolt to the water pump and two bolts that thread into the AC bracket.
There are three hoses a small one underneath and a larger one underneath the other one on the upper side and to the front.


That is all that has to come off the car as far as the getting the waterpump completely disconnected from the car.

Now here's the "tricks"

Get a piece of paper and draw out the way the belt is routed.

Take the belt off with the serpentine belt tool.

Jack at least the passenger side of the car up, put it on a jackstand.
Pull the wheel
Pull the front piece of the wheel liner.
It has two screws that attach it to the back piece
It has one screw holding it to the fender
One screw holding it to the lower valance.

This gives you access to the three little bracket bolts that attach to the AC compressors.
It also gives you access to one of the waterpump bolts that is a bitch to get.
It gives you better access to the two hoses on the lower side.

Tools required are 10,12,13 sockets. Shallow and deep if you have them.
A 3/8 Universal joint ,a couple of different size extensions.
Long needle nose and a pair of channel locks
A tool to put in the hoses to break the seal.


This is the 3rd pump I have put on my 2000 Duratec. I changed it at 100K, 200K and it just went out at 89K because I ran it dry when I was changing the coolant out.

Anyway on the two lower hoses, I removed the factory squeeze clamps and put worm gears on there. That made it a lot easier to loosen and tighten the clamps with a socket,u joint and extension. Make sure they are pointed out so you have access to them.

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THANKS Mike I think you did the other post that I saw about doing this. I havent worked on a '00 water pump yet so I thought I would toss this out for the info. I will be doing this next saturday morning, so I will let you know how well this goes.
THANKS AGAIN


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I forgot to add that the water pump is a two piece unit.

You will have to take it apart with a metric allen wrench. I can't remember what size but there are seven bolts.

Take it apart before you go to the auto parts store if you buy a used pump because there will be a core.

I think a new one from Oreilly's with a lifetime warranty is 70 bucks and no core.

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I got mine from Ford so I didnt have to mess with taking it apart. They sell it as a whole.

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QUOTE (00tec-saTX @ Jan 24 2010, 01:50 PM)
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I got mine from Ford so I didnt have to mess with taking it apart. They sell it as a whole.[/b]

It takes one wrench and about 3 minutes to do.

How much was it.

Maybe next time I have a mechanical failure , I will just buy a new car. That way I won't even have to get my wrenches out.

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QUOTE (mwt @ Jan 24 2010, 06:02 PM)
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QUOTE (00tec-saTX @ Jan 24 2010, 01:50 PM)
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I got mine from Ford so I didnt have to mess with taking it apart. They sell it as a whole.[/b]

It takes one wrench and about 3 minutes to do.

How much was it.

Maybe next time I have a mechanical failure , I will just buy a new car. That way I won't even have to get my wrenches out.

Mike

[/b][/quote]
It was about $130.

I had bought the one from O'reilly's (sp?), I had installed about a year before. The seperator plate in there (steel) came loose sometime after replacement and hogged out the ridge where it sat and ruined the housing.


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