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Labor hours to replace water pump on 1999 mercury mystique gs 2.0L

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Is rather costly $300 plus parts but you can do it yourself for less than $100 including parts.

Posted on Apr 27, 2014

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SOURCE: water pump location on the 2.5L V6 engine 1999 cougar

It is located on top of the engine under the throttle body, it sucks, plan on a whole day if you are a good machanic.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: CHANGING WATER PUMP 96 MERCURY MYSTIQUE STILL

check for a bad head gasket

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SOURCE: 1999 mercury mystique check engine light

Why my Check Engine light comes on?
The engine computer or PCM/ECM
All modern vehicles have a computer or the ECM (Electronic Control Module) that controls the operation of the vehicle powertrain (the engine and transmission). The main purpose of this is to keep the engine running at top efficiency with the lowest possible emissions. With constantly growing demands for better fuel economy and new strictest emission regulations it's not very easy to achieve. The engine parameters need to be constantly and precisely adjusted according to various conditions such as speed, load, engine temperature, gasoline quality, ambient air temperature, road conditions, etc. That's why today's cars have much more electronics than in early days - there is a large number of various sensors and other electronic devices that help the vehicle computer or ECM to precisely control the engine and transmission operation and monitor emissions.
The vehicle computer system has self-testing capability. When the computer senses that there is a problem with some of the components it stores the correspondent trouble code(s) in its memory and lights up the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light to tell you that there is a problem and your car needs to be looked at. To properly diagnose what is wrong, you need to take your car to a mechanic or a dealer. The technician at the dealership or a garage will then hook up the scanner to the car computer and retrieve the stored trouble code(s). Then he (she) will look it up in the service manual provided by a car manufacturer. The service manual contains the list of possible codes (about few hundreds) and describes what each code means and what needs to be tested. The code itself doesn't tell exactly what component is defective - it only indicates where to look, what engine parameter is out of normal range. The technician will have to perform further testing to pinpoint a defective part.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

SOURCE: replacing the belt tensioner and serpentine belt

make you sure are using the right serpentine belt, or looking for another little bit belt , and the other way is damage bearing on the water pump , alternator, power steering , pulleys

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 mercury mystique starter replacement process?

At first, it looks like an impossible task, however if you start by removing the positive battery cable, then unplug mass air flow sensor, carefully remove air filter box and its components from the throttle body. from there you should be able to see the starter better and have more room to work and get it out. You can take the battery right out if you want a little more working space for your elbows. take the wires off the solenoid, sometimes the old studs of solenoid will break due to corrosion. remove the two 13mm bolts that hold the startersome models have one at the bottom also that you will need to access from the bottom side.

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Do you have to remove the timing belt to replace the water pump on a 1999 mercury mystique gs 2.0L


  • 1 Open the hood and disconnect the negative cable terminal from the battery using a wrench. This is the cable connected to the post with the negative sign next to it.
  • 2 Place a large drain pan under the radiator, open the radiator drain valve and loosen the radiator cap. Allow all the coolant to drain from the radiator and then close the radiator valve. Remove the drain pan from under the vehicle and cover it if you plan to reuse it later.
  • 3 Unfasten the two bolts from the top engine cover, which shields the water pump pulley. Use a ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. When removing the cover detach the crankcase ventilation tube from the edge of the cover by hand.
  • 4 Raise the front of your car with a floor jack, support it with two jack stands and chock the rear wheels with a couple of wooden blocks.
  • 5 Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise using a breaker bar with a 3/8-inch driver. Insert the breaker bar driver in the square hole of the belt tensioner. Hold the belt tensioner in the release position and lift the drive belt from the pulleys. Slowly release the belt tensioner to its original position.
  • 6 Loosen the clamps holding the two hoses to the water pump using a Phillips-head screwdriver and detach the hoses from the water pump.
  • 7 Unfasten the three bolts that hold the water pump and housing assembly to the engine using a ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. Remove the water pump from the engine.
  • 8 Unfasten the water pump body from the water pump housing bolts using the ratchet and socket.
  • Installing the water pump. 9 Remove old gasket traces from the mating surface of the water pump housing using a plastic scraper. Install a new water pump gasket following the instructions of the new pump manufacturer.
  • 10P osition the new water pump in place over the housing and install the mounting bolts by hand. Tighten the bolts to 18 foot-pounds using a torque wrench and a socket.
  • 11 Place the water pump assembly in position on the engine of your Mercury Mystique and install the new bolts (part number W701544) by hand. Tighten the bolts to 13 foot-pounds using the torque wrench, short ratchet extension and socket.
  • 12 Rotate the three water pump assembly bolts clockwise an additional 95 degrees using the socket, short ratchet extension and a degree wheel.
  • 13 Attach the two hoses to the water pump and tighten the hose clamps with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Reinstall the drive belt using the breaker bar.
  • 14 Lower your Mercury Mystique off the jack stands.
  • 15 Replace the top engine cover with the ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket. Refill the radiator with coolant and tighten the radiator cap.
  • 16 Connect the battery cable to the negative battery post using the wrench. Start the engine, check for coolant leaks around the water pump and add more coolant to the radiator, if necessary.

Apr 22, 2014 | Mercury Mystique Cars & Trucks

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Do you need to replace the timing belt when you change a water pump for a 1998 mercury mystique v6?


You don't have to replace it but you have to take the belt off to remove the water pump for the extra $30.00 i would recomend changing the belt too, unless the belt has been changed less then 20,000 miles ago .

May 09, 2011 | 1998 Mercury Mystique

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1999 mercury mystic overheated fast


Might be that you have a stuck thermostat or failing water pump.Needs to be replaced.

Mar 16, 2011 | 1999 Mercury Mystique

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Labor time on 2001 2.4 mercury mesquite water pump. doing a water pump on this vehicle and need a labor time for customer.


This is for the 4 cyl 2.0 liter.
Labour-replace 1.9 hrs

And for the V-6 2.5 liter.
Labor replace 1.5 hrs

Both times from All data.

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Feb 05, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Mystique

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So I have a 99 mercury mystique gs, cars running great then all of a sudden I'm driving one say and temp gauge gets hot, so I pull over and the resivour is completely full like almost near the very top of...


I would flush the radiator and replace the thermostat, and then see if the problem persists. if it does then I would look at thermostat sensor and possibly the water pump. Hope this helps Tim

Aug 29, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Mystique

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Replacing the belt tensioner and serpentine belt in a 1999 mercury mystique but the belt is still loose how do I get it to tighten


You either have the wrong belt, or it's not on correctly. Make sure all of the pulleys are secure. (Like the power steering pump support bracket isn't loose) The diagram for the belt is usually under the hood.

Nov 24, 2009 | 1999 Mercury Mystique

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Smelled mild burning, lost antifreeze - engine temp Hot. I looked under car and noticed a serverly frayed Belt - NOT the big surpentine belt - another small belt on the driver's side. 1999 Mercury Mystique...


For the 1999 Mercury Mystique Water Pump Belt on 2.5L V6 Engine:

Probable Causes: Belt: worn out, started slipping. Overheating caused by failure of Belt. Lost antifreeze: caused by failure of belt, not turning Water Pump Pulley, not circulating anitfreeze, which resulted in overheating.

Click on the following free direct Link. It has the Serpentine & Drive Belt Diagrams and Tensioners for your 2.5L Engine.
Scroll down the Page (about 1/3rd down) to Diagram #G99H08189, it shows the specific Water Pump Belt.
Note the Tensioner.
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1999/make/mercury/model/mystique/1999_mercury_mystique_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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Jun 03, 2009 | 1999 Mercury Mystique

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Timing marks


Probably arent any as the timing is controlled by a crankshaft position sensor and is not adjustable.

Jan 13, 2009 | 1999 Mercury Mystique

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