RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: water pump on 2005 Ford Freestyle

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
How would I remove a water pump and replace a new one?
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
This is from 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


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.
Didn't find what you were looking for?