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Replace water pump on 2001 explorer 5.0 engine

I am trying to replace the water pump on my 2001 5.0 explorer, but do not know the steps - what are they?

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Ok, the timing covers have to come off, which means taking off accessory drive belt, possibly alt. ps pump, ac,etc. timing covers need to come off along with the crankshaft pulley. if it is a DOHC there will be 2 gears on the top, with a tensioner and a pulley for the waterpump, the crank shaft will have a toothed gear also. the gears need to be aligned properly or engine damage will ensue if it is a interference engine. 6 to 10 bolts for the waterpump, gaskter etc. your best bet is to buy a hanyes manual at a local parts store for around 20 bucks. it is a complicated repair if you dont know what your doing. if i knew what year the engine is and if it is SOHC or DOHC and if it has a chain or belt i could help you more.. good luck

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2001 ford explorer hesitating after water pump was replaced. What's causing this issue?


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1999 Cadillac Eldorado ,overheating changed thermostat , overflow cap ,no white smoke coming from exhaust.hot blowing from heater


Are the cooling fans coming on ? Go under the hood in the engine compartment , with the vehicle running have some one turn on the A/C , do you see and or hear the cooling fans come on ? Could be the coolant temperature gauge is bad ! How many miles on the vehicle ? Ever have water pump replaced ?

1

Check for a loss of system pressure.
Is there a loss of system pressure?
--
Go to Step 2 yes
Go to Step 3 no

2

Inspect and repair any faulty hose connections.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 3 yes
System OK

3

Check for low coolant protection (-37?°C/-34?°F).
Is there low coolant protection (-37?°C/-34?°F)?
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Go to Step 4 yes
Go to Step 5 no

4

Test solution. Replace the coolant if necessary.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 5 yes
System OK

5

Check the water pump belt for low tension.
Is the water pump belt tension too low?
--
Go to Step 6 yes
Go to Step 7 no

6

Replace the water pump belt tensioner.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 7 yes
System OK

7

Check for an inoperative thermostat bypass.
Is the thermostat bypass inoperative?
--
Go to Step 8 yes
Go to Step 9 no

8

Replace the bypass.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 9 yes
System OK

9

Check the water pump.
Is the water pump inoperative?
--
Go to Step 10 yes
Go to Step 11 no

10

Replace the water pump.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 11 yes
System OK

11

Check the radiator fins for obstruction.
Are the radiator fins obstructed?
--
Go to Step 12 yes
Go to Step 13 no

12

Inspect and clean the radiator fans.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 13 yes
System OK

13

Check the cooling system passage for obstruction.
Is the cooling system passage blocked?
--
Go to Step 14 yes
Go to Step 15 no

14

Inspect and flush the system. Reroute or replace the hose if necessary.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 15 yes
System OK

15

Check the water pump belt for damage.
Is the water pump belt damaged?
--
Go to Step 16 yes
Go to Step 17 no

16

Replace the water pump belt.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to step 17 yes
System OK

17

Check the cooling fans.
Are the cooling fans inoperative?
--
Go to Step 18 yes
Go to Step 19 no

18

  1. Inspect the electrical connector. Replace if necessary.
  2. Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 19 yes
System OK

19

Check the throttle body circuit flow.
Is the throttle body circuit flow restricted?
--
Go to Step 20
Go to Step 21

20

  1. Inspect the orifice and associated hose. Replace if necessary.
  2. Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 21
System OK

21

Check for a stuck thermostat.
Is the thermostat stuck in the closed position?
--
Go to Step 22
--

22

Replace the thermostat.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
--
System OK

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Fig. Water pump installation - 4.6L SOHC and DOHC engines

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  • Step 1 Place a drain pan underneath the radiator. When the engine is cool, drain the cooling system from the radiator into the pan and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Step 2 Take the accessory drive belt out of the engine and disconnect the heater hose from the water pump.
  • Step 3 Remove the lower radiator hose from the engine (unless you are working with a diesel engine).
  • Step 4 Disconnect the heater hose from the pump, remove the upper radiator hose and take out the fan and shroud assembly.
  • Step 5 Loosen and remove all 4 bolts from the water pump pulley and take out the pulley (except on 4.7L engines) and loosen and remove the bolt to the heater hose pipe.
  • Step 6 Loosen the clamp to the bypass hose attached to the water pump (except on 4.7L engines) and remove the 7 bolts connected to the water pump. Remove the one nut in the 4.7L engines. Take note of the bolts locations, as they are of varying lengths.
  • Step 7 Clean all mating surfaces and install the new water pump with a new gasket and o-ring, lubricating it with petroleum jelly. Tighten the bolts to 40 foot pounds (54 Nm) on the 4.7L engine, and 30 foot pounds (40 Nm) on the other engines.
  • Step 8 Install all components in the reverse order in which they were removed. Use sealant on the heater hose pipe when installing and tighten the nut to 12 foot pounds (16 Nm), making sure that the pipe bracket slot is against the mounting bolt. Tighten the pulley bolts to 16 foot pounds (22 Nm) on the V-10 and 20 foot pounds (27 Nm) on V-6 and V-8.
  • Step 9 Reconnect the negative batter cable, and refill the engine's cooling system with coolant. Start the car and check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperature.
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  • Step 1 Place a drain pan underneath the radiator. When the engine is cool, drain the cooling system from the radiator into the pan and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Step 2 Take the accessory drive belt out of the engine and disconnect the heater hose from the water pump.
  • Step 3 Remove the lower radiator hose from the engine (unless you are working with a diesel engine.)
  • Step 4 Disconnect the heater hose from the pump.
  • Step 5 Take out the power steering pump.
  • Step 6 Loosen and remove the four bolts to the water pump, taking note of their locations as one is longer than the other bolts.
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  • Step 8 Reinstall and reconnect all components in the reverse order in which they were removed.
  • Step 9 Reconnect the negative batter cable, and refill the engine's cooling system with coolant. Start the car and check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperature.

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