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Old 10-31-2010, 11:55 PM
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Default 2000-2010 Ford Ranger WaterPump Replacement

Hey guys, This info helped me through the entire procedure, and I did both the timing chain/cover and also the water pump/ thermostat/ belts/ hoses and all the areas required, Hope this will help a few.



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Not sure if you have done this before but also take either the new water pump or a piece of cardboard and poke holes in it right where the bolts go. As you take them out put them in the same spot. They are different lengths and you don’t want to get them mixed around.

For the fan…….you need to remove it first. You can try going to Auto Zone (AZ) or O’Reilly’s (OR) and use their tool check out program and get the tools. Many times they have the correct tools that fit your model. You check them out, remove the fan, install the fan and bring the tools back. A good deal.

If you are unable to do that, you need to find a way to brace the pump from spinning while you remove the fan. I don’t show how yours is but on some there are holes on the water pump housing that the fan is connected too that you can use a couple of bolts and slide through a tool or something to give you leverage to hold the water pump so you are able to turn the fan nut.

Removal (Ranger)

1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air cleaner duct. Drain cooling system. Using Fan Clutch Holder (T96T-6312-B) and Fan Clutch Wrench (T96T-6312-A), remove nut retaining clutch fan to pulley. Remove fan shroud and cooling fan as an assembly.

2. Loosen water pump pulley retaining screws. Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove accessory drive belt. Remove water pump pulley. Remove by-pass hose from intake manifold. Remove A/C compressor and bracket as an assembly, and support with wire.

3. Remove lower radiator and heater hose from water pump. Remove 12 water pump bolts. Remove water pump.

Installation (All Models)

Clean all gasket surfaces. Lightly oil threads of bolt and stud, except those with Teflon sealant, before installation.

See Fig. 6.



Use sealant on bolts going into water jacket. Apply contact adhesive to NEW gasket and position on water pump. Install water pump. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.

Fill cooling system and check for leaks.


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