How to Replace Water Pump on Ford Windstar?

The details to replace Water pump are as follows:----

Removal & Installation instructions are as follows:----

3.0L Engine

Fig. Water pump bolts come in different sizes, make sure the bolts go back into the correct holes-3.0L engine
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Bolts 1, 2, 3 and 10 are for the front cover and are not removed for this procedure.

    Negative battery cable
    Accessory drive belt
    Water pump pulley
    Drive belt tensioner
    Lower radiator and heater hose from the water pump
    Water pump
To install:

Be careful not to gouge the aluminum surfaces when scraping the old gasket material from the mating surfaces of the water pump and front cover.

  1. Clean the gasket surfaces on the water pump and front cover. Lightly oil all bolt and stud threads, except those requiring special sealant.
  2. Position a new water pump housing gasket on the water pump sealing surface using gasket sealant to hold the gasket in place.
  3. With the water pump pulley and retaining bolts loosely installed on the water pump, align the water pump-to-engine front cover, then install the retaining bolts.
  4. Tighten the bolts to the following specifications:

    Bolt numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9: 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm)
    Bolt numbers 11 through 15: 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm)
  5. Hand-tighten the water pump pulley retaining bolts.
  6. Install the automatic belt tensioner assembly. Tighten the 2 retaining nuts and bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
  7. Install the alternator and power steering belts. Final tighten the water pump pulley retaining bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  8. Position the hose clamps between the alignment marks on both ends of the hose, then slide the hose on the connection. Tighten the hose clamps to 20-30 inch lbs. (2.3-3.4 Nm).
  9. Fill and bleed the cooling system.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
  11. Start the engine and check for leaks.

This details will help.

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