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Water pump/timing belt

Hi, my escort is not pumping any water through the engine, however according to gauge it is not running hot. But when it reaches normal operating temp, it develops a very bad spark knock and will shut off. Any ideas?

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Simple thought but try the thermostat first. It's not circulating because the thermostat is not open. When it reaches operating temperature, the CTS sends the signal to the computer and fuel is adjusted. The thermostat, gasket and RTV sealant will run you about $12 total.

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2.0L Engine
SOHC ENGINE
See Figure 8
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the car and support it with safety stands.
CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
  1. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  2. Remove the timing belt.
  3. Unfasten the timing belt tensioner bolt and remove the tensioner.
  4. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the water pump.
  5. Lower the car and disconnect the heater hose from the water pump.
  6. Unfasten the three bolts and one stud from the water pump.
  7. Remove the water pump.
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Fig. 8: Location of the water pump mounting bolts (A) and stud (B)-2.0L SOHC engine


To install:

WARNING Do not use any abrasive grinding discs to remove gasket material. Use a plastic manual gasket scraper to remove the gasket residue. Be careful not to scratch or gouge the aluminum sealing surfaces when cleaning them.
  1. Clean the gasket surfaces thoroughly until all traces of the old gasket residue are removed. Inspect the gasket mating surfaces, both must be clean and flat.
  2. Install a new gasket and the water pump.
  3. Install the water pump bolts and stud to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  4. Connect the heater hose to the pump.
  5. Raise the car and support it with safety stands.
  6. Connect the lower radiator hose to the pump.
  7. Install the timing belt tensioner and tighten the bolt to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  8. Install the timing belt and lower the car.
  9. Fill the cooling system with the proper amount and mixture of coolant.
  10. Start the engine and check for leaks.

DOHC ENGINE
See Figure 9
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  2. Raise the car and support it with safety stands.
  3. Unfasten the splash shield bolts and remove the shield.
  4. Loosen the water pump pulley retaining bolts, then remove the drive belt.
  5. Remove the A/C compressor bolts and move the compressor aside.
  6. Unfasten the water pump retainers and remove the pump from the middle timing belt cover.
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Fig. 9: Remove the water pump mounting retainers-2.0L DOHC engine


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  3. Install the drive belt and tighten the water pump pulley bolts.
  4. Install the splash shield and tighten the bolts.
  5. Fill the cooling system with the proper amount and mixture of coolant.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Loosen the alternator adjusting bolt.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt. NOTE: Do not pry against the stator frame. Position the prybar against a stronger point, such as the area around a case bolt. Fig. 1: A belt tension gauge should be placed on the longest span of the belt to check tension — 1.8L engine 90981g05.gif

  4. Position a suitable belt tension gauge on the longest accessible span of belt and tighten the belt.
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  6. If a belt tension gauge is not available, adjust the tension to 0.31–0.35 in. (8–9mm) deflection for a new belt or 0.35–0.39 in. (9–10mm) deflection for a used belt.
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  4. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut near the pump adjusting bolt.
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Fig. 7: Drive belt routing — 2.0L SOHC engine without A/C 90981g24.gif
Fig. 8: Drive belt routing — 2.0L DOHC engine 90981g25.gif
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