Ford

Have Ford Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Ford

Just attempting this myself now-so I just unbolt the engine

Customer Question
Hey there, just attempting this...
Hey there, just attempting this myself now-so I just unbolt the engine mounts, and then jack it up.. I don't have an engine harness or anything, is there any risk when jacking the motor up from underneath it could come off the mounts?? Just don't want to have a problem! Also it doesn't look like I can even get 5" clearance cause the top of the motor is going to hit the body of the van after I go up like an inch and a half.. I've already got half the bolts taken off the water pump, I've got the 4 bolts all taken off the water pump pulley, and I've got the alternator, coolant reservoir, and a bunch of other stuff taken out without jacking up. But I can't get that damn pulley off the water pump and I can't access a couple of the bolts unless I get it up! Basically all I have to jack the engine up is a 2 ton compact jack and lumber. I do t have any fancy shop equipment and I don't want my motor to "fall", "shift" or kill me lol!! But I'm a carpenter by trade and a part time car guy so I'm capable just never done this. Thanks in advance!!
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
If your wondering I am trying to replace water pump and subsequently the serpentine belt on 05 Ford free star limited (4.2L)
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I also need to confirm how many nuts/bolts I need to take off, I see the one nut under frame near my oil filter, where are the rest I need to loosen or take off in order to lift with my jack?!
Answered in 25 minutes by:
9/20/2015
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago
A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 6,667
Experience: ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
Verified

You can jack the engine up to get the water pump pulley and the water pump off. Below are the directions and diagrams from the factory shop manual for replacing the water pump. Please let me know if you need any more info.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ask A. Penland Your Own Question
A. Penland
A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 6,667
6,667 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance

A. Penland is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

24,155 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

27,937 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,335 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
2002 ford f350 crewcab 7.3 diesel water pump replacement.
2002 ford f350 crewcab 7.3 diesel water pump replacement. need instructions with diaghram and also how many hrs to complete change.… read more
tim37857
tim37857
Mechanic
High School or GED
71 satisfied customers
The coolant sensor has gone out and I can't find it. Coolant
The coolant sensor has gone out and I can't find it … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,702 satisfied customers
I have a 1999 Ford F150 4.2 and removed the water pump and
I have a 1999 Ford F150 4.2 and removed the water pump and had the bolts layed out on the floor in proper order so I can remember which bolts go back where. My kid came home while I was under the hood… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
27,937 satisfied customers
Confused on whether water pump or thermostat. 2013 Ford F150
Hello. Confused on whether water pump or thermostat. 2013 Ford F150 5.0. A couple days ago, noticed low on coolant, not noticing any leaks. Been adding coolant, now I noticed dripping only when vehicl… read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
I have a 1999 Ford F150 4.2 and was replacing my water pump
i have a 1999 Ford F150 4.2 and was replacing my water pump today and notice the inlet tube that goes into this water pump, is all cracked where the oring is. the issue is I cant find this part online… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
27,937 satisfied customers
My 6.0 has. Coolant leak somewhere around the top right
My 6.0 has. Coolant leak somewhere around the top right (passenger) side of the engine. Can't see well enough to tell from where. What is the alternator mounted to? If that housing was removed I could… read more
Gabriel Grey
Gabriel Grey
Master Service Technician
Associates
175 satisfied customers
Coolant doesn't appear to be fillinup radiator to cool it
Coolant doesn't appear to be fillinup radiator to cool it off from the reservoir. When … read more
Gabriel Grey
Gabriel Grey
Master Service Technician
Associates
175 satisfied customers
I have a ford Taurus it's get hot change the water pump
I have a ford Taurus it's get hot change the water pump change the belt change the everything in it why is it getting hot … read more
tim37857
tim37857
Mechanic
High School or GED
71 satisfied customers
MY 1999 F250 7.3 When cranking engine my alternator charge
MY 1999 F250 7.3 When cranking engine my alternator charge for about 5 min. then stop. Replaced everything Batt, alternator, plug to alternator cant find problem … read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,155 satisfied customers
Its a 97 f-150 4.2 6 cyl. i had a leaking water pump. a
its a 97 f-150 4.2 6 cyl. i had a leaking water pump. a small section of gasket broke out and it was leaking there. i changed the pump. it was a nightmare job. after 2 days of leak free engine i start… read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,155 satisfied customers
Engine oil temps are running hotter then coolant temps. had
engine oil temps are running hotter then coolant temps. had some coolant overflow today while driving tgrough mountains pulling trailer when motor got hot … read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
I'm trying to replace the water pump. The tool I have to
I'm trying to replace the water pump. The tool I have to remove the fan with seems to be to big? Trying to figure out how to get the fan off? … read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,155 satisfied customers
Coolant leaks at rear of engine. Engine not run for last
coolant leaks at rear of engine. Engine not run for last several days so no pressure in engine. … read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
How much time does it pay to replace a water pump on a fired
How much time does it pay to replace a water pump on a fired F250 with a 6.7 diesel and 2012 year… read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
24,155 satisfied customers
Dealer says the water pump needs to be replaced and there
Dealer says the water pump needs to be replaced and there could be coolant in the engine and the oil pan. Cost is $2000.00. Is that high for this job? … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
Replaced water pump. After reinstallation and reconnecting
Replaced water pump. After reinstallation and reconnecting the battery and coolent. went to start car and all electrical components are working but starter will not engage and shifter is stuck in park… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
I thought the water pump blew it's seal but on I'm not so
I thought the water pump blew it's seal but on I'm not so sure cuz the coolant seams to be shooting out of the power steering pump … read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
Ford keeps loosing coolant replaced water pump, replaced
ford keeps loosing coolant replaced water pump, replaced coolant bottle, does it need bleeding and how? … read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x