How to replace water pump - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-21-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: randlett, ok
Posts: 5
How to replace water pump

What do I need to remove to replace water pump on 92 3.0 liter ranger? One bolt left and it behind the belt tensioner. How do I move that out of the way?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-21-2008
quicksilver2001's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Opelousas, Louisiana
Posts: 704
REMOVAL

1. Disconnect negative battery terminal and move out of way.
2. Drain cooling system.
3. Remove cooling fan.
4. Loosen four water pump pulley bolts.
5. Loosen accessory drive belt tension and remove drive belts.
6. Remove water pump pulley.
7. Remove alternator adjusting arm and brace from throttle body.
8. Remove heater hose from pump.
9. Rotate belt adjuster out of way.
10. Remove 11 water pump-to-engine attaching bolts. Note bolt location.
11. Remove pump assembly. Discard old gasket.

thats from Alldata, i've never done it on a ranger personally. maybe someone else has some better/other advice. hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: randlett, ok
Posts: 5
Thanks for the quick reply. The problem is the belt adjuster bracket is directly over the last bolt preventing removal of the last bolt. Even after you swing the adjuster out the way, you've got the bracket to contend with. The cooling fan bolted to back of the fan clutch, unbolting it before you remove fan clutch make the fan a pain to contend with. It appears that the secret is to remove the backet holding the power steeriing pump and AC compressor to gain access to the bolt.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-08-2009
computerflake's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 146
I sincerely appreciate this thread as I am sitting in a parking lot waiting on a AAA tow truck to come haul my 3.0 home to get a new water pump! Heheh
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-15-2009
RedRanger91XLT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 316
I replaced the water pump in my Vulcan. It would be easier to take the fan clutch off the water pump if you left the belts on. Remember that the fan clutch is reverse threaded.

Last edited by RedRanger91XLT; 10-15-2009 at 01:51 PM. Reason: an oopsie
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How To: Replace Fuel Pump 04blackedge Engine & Drivetrain 1 10-09-2012 01:41 PM
how do i replace my water pump gasket on 02 ranger Ocranger91 DOHC - 2.3L Duratec / Mazda L Engines 2 02-15-2011 06:01 AM
Anybody ever replace a water pump? ike34 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 7 10-29-2006 01:59 PM
well water or hard water Diabolic General Ford Ranger Discussion 4 10-21-2004 05:52 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.