Question about 1996 Ford Explorer
Need to remove fan
How to remove fan to get to waterpump on 1998 ford explore eddie bauer.
Posted on Sep 12, 2011
Well, if it's a 5.0L engine, remove the 4 bolts holding the fan to the pulley. If it's a 4.0L engine, you need to hold the waterpump pulley still and break the nut loose holding the fan clutch to the waterpump. If you don't have a wrench that big, try using a long chisel on the edge of the nut and hitting it very hard with a hammer to break it loose.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: REMOVING WATERPUMP
NOTE: This procedure may be easier if the radiator and shroud is removed. If the radiator is not removed, place cardboard in front so not to damage the radiator core
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
SOURCE: removal of waterpump
Drain cooling system. Remove radiator upper cross-member. Remove radiator fan. Remove accessory drive belts.
NOTE: The water pump is driven by the primary timing chain.
Remove the timing chain and all chain guides then remove water pump and gasket. Reverse to install. Since this job requires about 4 special tools and the removal of the timing chain and a high level of technical skill I would not attempt it, if you get the timing chain on wrong you could cause severe damage to the engine.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
no special tools fairly easy job just make sure you bleed the air out of thr cooling system properly or you will quickly damage the motor
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
You can't remove the fan and pump together. The pulley will be i nthe way. You must remove the fan and clutch, then the pulley then you will have access to the water pump bolts as well as the other components which must be removed to get the pump off.
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
The large nut on the fan is threaded onto the water pump shaft. It's a counterclockwise thread. There are a number of different types of wrenches made especially to remove the fan. I usually just use a LONG punch and tap it into the nut to break it free. Once you make a small indentation (passenger's side from the top) give it one good shot to break it free, and then spin it off by hand. If you prefer to buy the wrench, that too is an option. Advance Auto (eastern U.S.) has tool rentals for a wrench that most DIY'rs are only going to use once. If you're uncomfortable with the punch I'd suggest renting one. Just remember that it's a reverse thread. Leaving the belt on helps in any event as it keeps some tension on the pulley to keep it from spinning.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
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