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2005 Ford Freestyle Question: water pump



, Kansas City, MO, August 26, 2009, 15:43

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

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    August 26, 2009, 16:20

    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


    Accessory drive belt

    Air cleaner assembly

    Lower radiator hose

    Thermostat hoses

    Thermostat housing

    Water pump

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    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.

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    , August 26, 2009, 16:32

    thank you for yr very detailed response! Is it possible to send a picture?

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    August 26, 2009, 20:45


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    August 27, 2009, 11:03

    Water pump mounting

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