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How to replace water pump on 1998 ford contour?

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Remove the three bolts from the water pump pully....then remove the water pump...once the pump is out you will have to rotate the pump 180 degrees to get it out of the engine compartment....when you go to install the new one use a tiny bit of silocone to hold the rubber gasket in place so your not pulling your hair out...lol

Posted on May 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Lookking for diagrams on a 99 ford contour on how

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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Remove the water pump drive belt tensioner.
  5. Raise and support the vehicle. NOTE: Remove and discard the water pump gasket.
  6. Remove the water pump
    1. Remove the eight bolts.
    1. Remove the pump.






Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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SOURCE: how do you replace a water pump for a 97 ford

How to Replace a Water Pump

Tools:
1. Scraper
2. Socket Set

Steps:
Step 1 * With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle’s water pump.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
o Tip: Before removing the radiator cap, squeeze the upper radiator hose to verify that the cooling system is not pressurized.

Step 2 * Remove the radiator cap.

Step 3 * Install cooling system pressure tester. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.

Step 4 * Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

Step 5 * Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain cooling system.
o Tip: Depending on the vehicle, lifting the vehicle may be required to gain access to the lower radiator hose.

Step 6 * Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

Step 7 * Remove any hoses connected to water pump.
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Step 8 * Unbolt water pump from engine. Remove the water pump.
The water pump is retained by four bolts
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Carefully remove the water pump from the engine block
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Step 9 * Using a gasket scraper, clean the mating surface on the engine block.

Step 10 * Install new water pump and new gasket. Tighten bolts to manufacturer’s specifications.
o Tip: You may want to use a light bead of silicone designed for water pumps.

Step 11 * Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

Step 12 * Re-install drain plug or lower radiator hose.
o Tip: Squeeze the radiator hose. If it feels soft you may want to replace the hose at this time. Always use new hose clamps.

Step 13 * Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

Step 14 * Fill overflow reservoir with same mixture.

Step 15 * Leave the radiator cap off, start engine and let it idle. You should see the system“burping” bubbles of air. Refill the radiator to the top.
o Tip: Most air is expelled after a couple minutes of idling. Be cautious of potentially hot fluid overflowing.

Step 16 * Install radiator cap.

Step 17 * Road test vehicle, keep an eye on the engine temp gauge if vehicle runs hot, there still might be an air pocket in the cooling system. The cooling system should be topped off after vehicle has fully cooled down.

Hope helped (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

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Removal

  1. NOTE: Install the memory saver.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Drain the cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this Section.
  1. Remove the wheel.
  1. Remove the right - hand side lower splash shield.
    1. Remove the bolts.
    1. Remove the splash shield.
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  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
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  1. Remove the accessory drive belt. For additional information, refer to Section 303-05.
  1. Using the special tool, remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  1. Remove the water pump pulley.
    1. Remove the bolts.
    1. Remove the pulley.
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  1. Remove the water pump bolts.
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  1. NOTE: Water pump must be turned 180° to remove from the vehicle.
    Remove the water pump.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 ford contour fuse diagram

dont have an actual diagram but if you check at mastercraft.com they have a copy of the owners manual online and its free to access.

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SOURCE: replacing a fuel pump on a Ford Contour

Fuel Pump Module —Vehicles with Returnless Fuel System
Special Tool(s) Wrench, Sender Unit, Fuel Tank
310-065A (23-054) Removal
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  1. Remove the fuel tank.
  1. Using the special tool, remove the fuel pump locking ring.
  1. Remove the fuel pump module.
    • Rotate the pump counterclockwise to remove.
  1. Remove and discard the O-ring seal.
Installation
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  1. Install a new O-ring seal and locking ring.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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1998 FORD CONTOUR OVER HEATING WHEN DRIVING ON HIGHWAY. IDLE IN DRIVE NO PROBLEM, CITY DRIVING NO PROBLEM. HAVE FLUSHED RADIATOR, CHANGED THERMOSTAT, JUST PURCHASED WATER PUMP TO DO TONIGHT. ANY...


I doubt its the water pump if it only overheats on the highway. City driving is the most heat producing in most cars. I would look for an airflow problem to the radiator. Do you have anything mounted on the front of the car that could disturb airflow such as an air-dam, bug shield or "bra" that isn't original equipment? Have you checked the fan mounted to the radiator to make sure it's working and spinning the right way towards the rear of the engine bay

Usually when water pumps go bad there is leakage from the bearing weep hole, though I have seen pumps with the impeller worn away by stop-leak type additives. It doesn't hurt to check but getting to the pump on many cars is a challenge.

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Fill some more fluid.
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Removal
  1. NOTE: Install the memory saver.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Drain the cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this Section.
  1. Remove the wheel.
  1. Remove the right - hand side lower splash shield.
    1. Remove the bolts.
    1. Remove the splash shield.
    v2401032.jpg
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
    v2401027.jpg
  1. Remove the accessory drive belt. For additional information, refer to Section 303-05.
  1. Using the special tool, remove the crankshaft pulley.
    e0008816.jpg
  1. Remove the water pump pulley.
    1. Remove the bolts.
    1. Remove the pulley.
    v2401028.jpg
  1. Remove the water pump bolts.
    v2401029.jpg
  1. NOTE: Water pump must be turned 180° to remove from the vehicle.
    Remove the water pump.
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