Maintenance

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This is the main Maintenance page. You can add any maintenance solutions that you have found, that would benefit others.

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Water Pump Removal: 2000 Taurus w/Duratec Engine

1. Disconnect negative battery cable. 2. Remove serpentine belt and install new tensioner pulley. 3. Place car on jack stands. 4. Remove right-front wheel and plastic wheel-well liner, for access. 5. Remove air dam and drain radiator. 6. Disconnect radiator hoses and try to remove heater hose from water pump housing. 7. Remove antifreeze reservoir (degasser), to provide room for removing water pump. 8. Loosen 8” AC fill tube, for access. 9. Remove pump assembly. 10. Separate water pump from pump housing. 11. Clean gasket and sealant material from pump housing. 12. Coat new gasket, on both sides, with black RTV sealant or Permatex II. 13. Install pump on pump housing and tighten the (7) M6x1.0, Grade 5, cap screws hand- tight. Then, tighten cap screws to 108 inch-pounds (lubricated), using a 5 mm hex bit socket. 14. Install new pump/housing on engine, tightening the 3 bolts securing the air conditioning compressor brace to 18 lb.-ft. and the 4 nuts securing the pump/housing to the engine to 22 lb.-ft. 15. Reattach radiator hoses, heater hose, button everything up, and refill with coolant.

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