1993 Ford Taurus Fix a Water Pump
The 1993 Ford Taurus uses a water pump to cool the engine. The water pump circulates engine coolant from the radiator throughout the engine. The engine coolant is returned to the radiator, where it is circulated again. The water pump is powered by the drive belt, operating when the engine is running. Failure of the water pump can cause extensive damage to the engine, due to overheating. The water pump should be replaced, immediately, if failure occurs.
 Tools Used
 Fix a Water Pump
- Disconnect the negative battery cable with a combination wrench. Drain the radiator coolant into an approved container, by opening the small drain valve on the bottom of the radiator, with pliers.
- Loosen the radiator hose from the water pump, using a screwdriver. Pull the hose, gently, off the water pump, with your hands.
- Loosen the water pump pulley bolts with a socket wrench. Loosen the drive belt tensioner with a socket wrench, and remove the drive belt from the water pump pulley. Remove the water pump pulley.
- Loosen the heater hose clamp, using a screwdriver, and remove the hose from the water pump. Loosen the water pump mounting bolts with a socket wrench, and remove the water pump. Scrape all remaining gasket material with a gasket scraper.
- Install the new water pump and gasket, using the mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts with a socket wrench. Install the heater hose on the water pump, and tighten the hose clamp with a screwdriver.
- Install the water pump pulley and bolts with a socket wrench. Loosen the belt tensioner, and install the drive belt over the water pulley. Tighten the water pulley bolts with a socket wrench.
- Install the radiator hose on the water pump, and tighten the hose clamp with a screwdriver. Make sure the radiator drain is closed, and fill the radiator with engine coolant to the "Full" line.
- Connect the negative battery cable with a combination wrench.
 Tips & Warnings
- Allow the engine to completely cool before starting this procedure.