not really anything special. its very tedious but other than that theres nothing special to it. take fan off, take belt off, take power steering pump i think.. (its whatever is to the right of the water pump if your standing in front of truck looking at the engine) and whatever is above that (they'r connected), then take the water pump off, and you'll need a gasket glue to put the new one on.. thats about it.
Also check the condition of the bypass hose. If its starting to look worn just replace it, it'll save you a headache later on
Originally Posted by opinyawn
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Replacing the water pump bolts with a water pump stud kit isn't a bad idea, that is, if the old bolts aren't seized due to the dissimilar metals (aluminum timing cover and steel bolts.) It will also make it a breeze to put the pump on and the gasket won't have to be RTV'ed to the water pump to keep it in place as a bonus. Putting anti-seize lubricant on the threads on reassembly will increase the chances of removing them at a later date without seizing and is highly recommended on all bolts threading into dissimilar metals (why spark plugs must have it.)
You don't have to know everything, if you know where to find it.
When you do ask questions, you may look ignorant.
When you do NOT ask questions, you will STAY ignorant.
92' F150 XLT 351 2x4 E40D, had 3.08:1 stock, now with 3.55:1 Stock wheel and tire size
Last edited by bluecar5556; 10-06-2011 at 12:00 AM.
I did mine year ago. Getting the fan off the water pump was a b*tch but aside from that real easy. To make it go smooth for you, you're going to want to pull the fan shroud, belt, and thermostat housing. After that it's 4 bolts on the water pump and a hose. I did it... twice. In a week. Second time only took an hour and I even left the thermostat housing on. If you've got a little flexibility you don't even have to get under the truck
1991 F150 XLT Lariat - 300 I6/E4OD, 2 Wheel Drive, Bright Regatta Blue Metallic
Mods: True duals, 55w AUX reverse lights, Smoked tails/reflector, Smoked corners, 31x10.50s, 15x10s, Blacked out grille, Diamond plate bed rails, Tampa Bay Rays fuzzy dice, 2.5in level, 2in rear block, 6,000K HIDs, LED grille lights, Custom clear headlights