Switch The Push Inside A 1988 Ford Escort

Provided your Ford Convoy is overheating, you may annex a dangerous hose pump. You corner to basic enactment absent the apparent, less invasive possibilities such as the thermostat, and the fluid common aboriginal. Once you narrow the hitch down to the water pump, then it is epoch to alternate it. It does not yield appropriate great to exchange the doctor pump, and you can plenary the procedure in your driveway. This eliminates the itch of spending bill at an Car repair garage.


1. Practise trustworthy the engine is nippy before you launch this project. Disconnect the absent battery cable using a wrench to loosen the devotee on the terminal. Deposit the filter pan under the radiator and conduct the valve with a wrench to withdraw the engine coolant into it. Distance it elsewhere of grasp of children and pets.

2. Remove the embellishment manage belts by loosening the adjusting bolt on the alternator with a wrench. Remove the timing girth insert using a wrench. Turn the crankshaft using a wrench far Sufficiently that the engine is at top dead centre. The engine is at top dead centre when the incision on the crankshaft pulley lines up with the site on the engine.

3. Loosen the attaching bolts on the timing chain tensioner using a wrench and push it to the side. Remove the cummerbund from the camshaft, tensioner and water pump sprockets. Act not return it off the crankshaft or you may author loss of teeth on the crankshaft sprocket or maybe even break the timing chain.

4. Remove the camshaft sprocket using a wrench. Remove the rear timing cover stud using a wrench. Remove the heater return hose at the water pump inlet using a screwdriver to loosen the clamp. Remove the fasteners from the pump inlet tube with a screwdriver. Remove the water pump mounting bolts using a socket and ratchet.

5. Pull the pump away from the engine block. Scrape away any remaining gasket material and make sure the mounting surface for the water pump is clean. Place a new gasket and water pump on the engine block and tighten the bolts with a socket and ratchet.

6.7. Route the timing chain over the water pump sprocket, the camshaft and the tensioner. Pull the tensioner over in place and install the retaining bolts with a wrench. Install the timing chain cover and tighten the bolts with a wrench.

Secure the pump inlet tube using a screwdriver. Connect the heater return hose and tighten the clamp with the screwdriver. Install the rear timing cover stud and tighten it with a wrench. Install the camshaft sprocket and tighten the retaining bolt with the wrench. Place the accessory drive belts on the pulleys and add tension to them by tightening the adjusting bolt on the alternator with a wrench.

8. Add coolant to the radiator and reservoir. Connect the battery cable and tighten the terminal nut with a wrench. Start the Escort and check the installation for leaks.