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See if this is true on your Ranger.
Most cars and trucks have the water pump connected to the lower radiator hose.
The way it works, the pump pulls (sucks) the water from the bottom of the radiator and pushes it throughout the moter, where it returns in the top hose to be cooled in the radiator.
The flow is from top to bottom in the radiator.
Unless that bolt is so small it eventually winds up blocking your thermostat, it should probably stay in the water jacket.
If it blocks the thermostat some day, it may be retreivable in the thermostat hole.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This can be a major operation. Go to public library and see if they have a chilton repair book on this car. The pump has about twenty bolts af various sizes and torx head bolts.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
It is usually located on either the thermostat housing or on the highest point in the cooling system top radiator hose housing going into the engine. Run the motor for approx. ten minutes then turn heater on high unscrew bleeder 3/4 of a turn and then turn back in when coolant squirts out. Repeat after 5 more minutes of run time.
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks...the top hose goes into the thermostat housing and the only thing on the housing that unscrews has a sensor plugged into it.Need image."
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Exploded view of the water pump mounting-be sure to replace the O-ring during assembly
If available, use the two 6.0 mm x 1.0 mm threaded holes on the water pump to release the pump from the engine block
Make sure the water pump O-ring is fully seated in the water pump. Using a non hardening gasket sealant will help to hold the seal in place during assembly
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