Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 10-06-2013
The 7.3-liter diesel V-8 engine in your Ford F-250 utilizes a heavy-responsibility Water Pump to circulate antifreeze via the radiator and coolant passages of your engine to keep it running cool. If your Water Pump is worn, it could not be capable of circulate the coolant properly, inflicting your engine to overheat. In this case, the Water Pump should be removed to put in a new pump. The water pump is mounted to the entrance of the engine block and is sealed to the block mating surface with an O-ring gasket. If antifreeze is leaking from around the water pump, its elimination can also be necessary in order that the gasket might be replaced.
Ford F-250 7.3 Diesel Water Pump Removal Instructions
1. Place a five-gallon drain pan beneath the radiator drain valve on the driver’s side of the radiator. Loosen, however don’t take away, the drain valve with a 19 mm wrench turned in a counterclockwise direction. Permit the coolant to empty fully from the radiator then tighten the drain valve.
2. Open the hood. Remove the overflow hose from the white plastic coolant tank on the high of the engine with a pair of pliers. Remove the three holding screws from the tank with a 5/16-inch nut driver. Take away the tank from the engine bay.
3. Take away the upper radiator hose by squeezing the clamps with a pair of pliers while pulling the hose from the radiator and the water pump. Place a ½-inch ratchet wrench into the square hole on the serpentine belt tensioner at the high of the engine. Rotate the wrench counterclockwise to slacken the belt tension. Slip the belt from its pulleys and take away it from the engine bay. Slowly increase the handle of the wrench and take away it.
4. Take away the 2 bolts from the highest of the plastic fan shroud with a ten mm wrench turned in a counterclockwise direction. Take away the middle nut that holds the fan to the entrance of the water pump with a 1 7/8-inch wrench turned in a counterclockwise direction. Raise the fan shroud and the fan collectively from the engine bay, being cautious not to injury the radiator fins.
5. Pull the electrical connectors from the coolant temperature sensor and the cam position sensor on the face of the water pump. Loosen and remove the 9 bolts that connect the water pump to the front of the engine block with a 10 mm wrench turned in a counterclockwise direction. Rigorously pry the water pump from its mating surface with a flat blade screwdriver and remove it from the engine bay.