water pump on 2005 Ford Freestyle

How would I remove a water pump and replace a new one?

by in Kansas City, MO on August 26, 2009
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on August 26, 2009
This is from www.autozone.com sign up and put in your year, make and model and click on Repair Guide Removal & Installation 1. Remove or disconnect the following: Negative battery cable Coolant Accessory drive belt Air cleaner assembly Lower radiator hose Thermostat hoses Thermostat housing Water pump Click image to see an enlarged view Fig. Water pump mounting To install: 1. Position a new water pump housing gasket on the water pump sealing surface using gasket sealant to hold the gasket in place. 2. Install the water pump and tighten the bolts in the following sequence: tighten the center bolt to 35 inch lbs. (4 nm), loosely install the outer bolts, retighten the center bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm), tighten the outer bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). 3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal. 4. Fill and bleed the cooling system. 5. Connect the negative battery cable. 6. Start the engine and check for leaks.
COMMENT by on August 26, 2009
thank you for yr very detailed response! Is it possible to send a picture?
ANSWER by on August 26, 2009
ANSWER by on August 27, 2009
Water pump mounting http://bit.ly/10d01E
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