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1999 ford taurus: replacing..water pump..dual overhead cam, 24 valve

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Could I get deailed instructions on replacing a water pump on 1999 Ford tarus 3.0, dual overhead cam, 24 valve and pictures if possible that I could print out. Thank You
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Al Smitty replied 8 years ago.
Here is the procedure. Hope this helps.
Good Luck


  1. Drain engine cooling system.
  2. Release drive belt tensioner and remove drive belt.
  3. Remove radiator and water heater hose from the water pump connections.
  4. Remove A/C compressor to water pump brace.
  5. Remove four bolts retaining water pump to engine and remove water pump.


  1. Place water pump onto engine and carefully install into position until seated.

  1. Install four retaining bolts. Tighten to 20-30 Nm (15-22 ft. lbs.)
  2. Install radiator and heater water hose to the water pump. Position clamps securely.

  1. Install A/C compressor to water pump bracket. Tighten bolts to 20-30 Nm (15-22 ft. lbs.)
  2. Install drive belt.
  3. CAUTION: Use extreme care to keep coolant mixture off of the drive belt and pulleys. If needed, remove drive belt and rinse with clear water. Clean pulleys and install drive belt. Belt squeal and early belt fatigue will occur otherwise. Fill engine cooling system.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Questions 1. There is no radiator or heater hose connections on water pump. 2. Where is drive belt tensioner.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Still waiting on answer to my questions, are you sure you gave correct instructions being there is no radiator or heater hose connections on this water pump.
Expert:  Al Smitty replied 8 years ago.
Are there any hose connections at all? I have one of these cars in my shop I can look at tomorrow to see exactly what you're looking at. I've looked at all possible water pump descriptions for a 99 taurus and this is what I found. If there is not hose connections, the pump probibly bolts into the timing cover, and the cover has the hose connections. Like I said I have one at work I can look at and maybe take some pictures of for you, if you can wait until then. This is the second time I've sent this response. Not sure what happened.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks I`m gonna try to put it on this afternoon, I`ll let you know if if I need the pictures.
Expert:  Al Smitty replied 8 years ago.
Good luck. Let me know if can do anything else.
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