Why change your
Generally, the water pump is located on the front of the engine. A drive pulley is mounted on the pump hub, and the fan is attached to the pulley. The fan clutch, if used, mounts to the pulley with bolts through the flange. The fan mounts on the back side of the clutch with separate bolts or studs.
These instructions will help you replace
the water pump and fan clutch on conventional front-engine/rear-drive
vehicles. In most cases the water pump can be removed from the top.
However, in some smaller front-wheel-drive vehicles, the engine is turned
sideways, and accessory drives can be difficult to reach or hidden from
view. In these cases the water pump must be removed from under the
vehicle. Additionally, some small vehicles require removal of the timing
belt and/or special torquing procedures when the water pump is replaced.
Check your vehicle carefully. If you have an Escort, a Lynx, a Chrysler
1.7-liter engine or other installation that looks tricky, get an
appropriate repair manual with detailed instructions for your vehicle.
Consult an appropriate manual or make a drawing of the routing of any
belts or hoses that must be removed or loosened to gain access to the
water pump. Many newer vehicles use serpentine drive belts that drive
different components from both sides of the belt.
|Tools & Equipment|
change your water pump you will need:
changing your water pump:
Proper maintenance and service procedures are vital to the safe, efficient operation of all motor vehicles, as well as to the safety of the person performing the work - you.
Whenever you are working on your vehicle, we recommend that you follow these important safety rules: