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Water Pump? on a 97 F350

I know how to change the water pump myself. i am just wondering if anyone that has changed one how hard it has been. i dont look to bad to do but is there anyway that helps to get it off eaiser? :thanks:
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i have changed mine and it can be done in about an hour. it's really simple just make sure everything is really clean when reassembling.
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the only hard part is getting the fan off I cant remember for sure but I think it has left handed threads. just be carefull not to drop the water pump into the raidiator and poke a hole it. BEEN THERE

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If you usually handy atr doing other vehicle repairs, this job is worth for you to do it yourself.

Mine blew out on the way to eork, and I had a busy week, so I had it towed to a local shop. Estimates were through the roof, so I had it towed back home. Good thing I did, because it was a piece of cake.

The job took 2 hours, as I cleaned everything before re-assembly. I also replaced the rad hoses, heater hoses, clamps, coolant, water pump, and thermostat.

One important note: Go to Autozone / Advance Auto, and rent the cluth fan tools, for the application. That was the hardest part, but with those tools, it was easy.

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gonna change it when i get off work tomorrow. will let you know how it all works out.
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i am fed up with this piece of sh**. get to work only to find out that my damn ac compressor went out. i hate this piece of junk that i have. sorry just had to vent a little.
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i am fed up with this piece of sh**. get to work only to find out that my damn ac compressor went out. i hate this piece of junk that i have. sorry just had to vent a little.
I understand your frustration, but dude, you live in Texas (so do I), which means your A/C compressor has had ten hard years of heavy hot summer Texas use. I know I use my A/C about 10 months out of the year, way more than most people in the northern states use theirs. Parts wear out, that's just the way it goes. You should be able to replace the compressor for about $200 bucks (plus a freon charge).

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WOW... a ten year old rig needs some parts... Sorry man but parts do wear out... You dont want to know what I have spent on just replacement parts over the last 5 years...

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Replacing the water pump isn't bad. I took the radiator out to give me more room to work. Used a ratchet strap to secure the shaft while I took the fan clutch off. It is a left thread. Just be sure to have plenty of permatex or something like it when you go back together. I didn't use enough and had a leak where the tube for the radiator hose bolts onto the waterpump. It's a good time to replace hoses and the serpentine belt as well. Takes a couple of hours.
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I understand your frustration, but dude, you live in Texas (so do I), which means your A/C compressor has had ten hard years of heavy hot summer Texas use. I know I use my A/C about 10 months out of the year, way more than most people in the northern states use theirs. Parts wear out, that's just the way it goes. You should be able to replace the compressor for about $200 bucks (plus a freon charge).

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its not that. i have already bought and installed both already. its just my luck every week something new decides it wants to go out. there isnt much left that i havent changed so far. but luckly me i already have had to do the turbo part.
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