I need to replace the water pump on a 1994 Mercury Sable station wagon. What needs to be moved or removed from the car to gain access to the pump?
Country: United StatesMake: MercuryModel: SableYear: 1994Engine: 3.8 Liter
Hi,just remove the belt and belt tensioner:
Fig. Fig. 12: Water pump and gasket mounting-3.8L engine
There are two different length of bolts used to retain the water pump. Install the bolts as shown in the accompanying figure or damage to the engine may occur.
Fig. Fig. 13: 3.8L engine water pump retaining bolt locations. Since two bolt lengths are used, install the bolts as shown to prevent possible damage to the engine
There is only one belt (serpentine). The water pump is barely visible from a top down view. There is no room to get a wrench down to pull the bolts. The alternator, power steering unit and God knows what else get in the way. This isn't a simple simon job. Access from under the car is about the same story. What do you suggest?
Hi,sorry, pulled directions for wrong engine. Diagrams for 3.8L are correct though. it is a 3hr labor job.Removal
1.Disconnect negative battery cable and drain cooling system. Remove lower nut on both right-hand engine mounts. Raise engine. Remove accessory drive belt and water pump pulley. Remove air suspension pump (if equipped). Remove power steering with hoses attached and set aside (if equipped). 2.Remove A/C compressor front bracket and leave compressor attached (if equipped). Disconnect by-pass and heater hose from water pump. Remove water pump bolts. Note bolt location and if sealant was applied to bolt threads. Remove water pump and gasket.
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