Question about 1996 Ford Windstar
Is there an easy way to get it off since its a side mount
3.0L or 3.8L engine?
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Section 03-01B: Engine, 3.8L 1996 Windstar Workshop Manual
IN-VEHICLE SERVICE Water Pump SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set T90T-9550-S
Disconnect water bypass hose (8597) and oil cooler hose (6B850) from heater water outlet tube (18663).
Clean gasket surfaces on water pump and engine front cover (6019).
NOTE: Gasket and Trim Adhesive D7AZ-19B508-B or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M2G52-A is recommended to hold the water pump housing gasket in position.
Position a new water pump housing gasket on water pump housing sealing surface.
Fill and bleed cooling system with specified coolant.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes. Put a jack under the motor and remove 3 bolts from side of engine and the long center pivot bolt in mount and the 2 bolts that go top down into the frame and loosen the 2 bolts below mount. Jack up the motor until you can separate the mount, leaving the engine side in and removing the frame side. The engine side can be moved out of the way without completely removing.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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put a socket on the middle bolt of idiler pull and either tighten/orloosen will move the idiler pulley out of the way. then have another ratchet ready to get your other bolt off... might be easier to just take out that bolt on idiler pull and that will remove the pulley to?? your choice ! Richie
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
1) Remove the plastic belt routing diagram (there is a bolt underneath if I remember correctly)(yep, 8mm).
2) Using a 3/8 breaker bar or a ratchet, insert into the belt tensioner and push toward the back of the engine enough to release tension on the belt with one hand, and with the other hand, remove the belt from the water pump pulley. Then remove the bar/ratchet from the tensioner.
3) Remove the 4 bolts holding the shiny pulley onto the water pump (11mm). Large catch pan underneath, there's more coolant in there than it looks like.
4) With a ratchet and possibly a short extension, carefully remove the 5 bolts that hold the water pump onto the block (8mm).
5) Pry the water pump away from the block and clean both surfaces so they are free of gasket material.
1) Line up the gasket and *carefully* fit the new water pump onto the block. The holes are very easy to line up wrong because they are almost, but not quite, equally spaced from each other, so be VERY careful you have all 5 holes lined up right.
2) Screw each bolt in a few tuns to make sure they all go in smoothly. If you get any resistance (it will feel like it's cross threaded), you have the holes wrong, and you need to rotate the water pump so the holes are lined up right. I can't stress this enough.
3) Torque all the bolts down (I can't recall the exact in/lbs - sorry) in a star pattern.
4) Mount the pulley onto the water pump shaft, torque bolts down (an air ratchet helps greatly here as the shaft will try to spin when the bolts start getting tight).
5) Release the tension as explained in step 2 at the top, put the belt back on the water pump pulley & double check to make sure it's on all the other pulleys while you're at it.
6) Bolt the plastic bolt routing diagram back onto the head.
7) Refill the reservoir and bleed the system of air.
That's it! It's an hour or so job if you've never done it before.
Note, if you're not using a gasket, get some water pump gasket sealer and make a gasket around the entire diameter of the mounting surface of the water pump. Remember to make little circles around the bolt holes also.
Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to answer any other questions you may have.
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
If you are stuck at the mount, are you sure you can handle the headgasket? I just would hate to see you ruin the engine over a mistake. :(
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
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