1999 Ford Taurus Remove Water Pump
Water pump replacement is suggested for all Ford Taurus cars when they reach 100,000 miles, however, an earlier repair or replacement may be necessary if you see certain problems with your vehicle's performance. If your car begins to leak coolant, this may be a sign that the water pump is damaged. Unusually high engine temperature, as well as an unpleasant odor coming from the motor, may also be caused by water pump issues. Replacement pumps can be purchased through many auto repair shops or online retailers. You can choose to remove the pump yourself, or you can bring it to a mechanic to have it fixed.
 Tools Used
 Remove the Water Pump
- Turn off the car and allow the engine to cool down completely.
- Locate and disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Place the drain pan under the car, positioned so it will catch the drained coolant. Drain the car's cooling system.
- Remove the inlet tube connected to the water pump.
- Remove any drive belts that may interfere with the removal of the water pump.
- Remove the heater hose.
- Loosen the bolts securing the water pump to the vehicle. Remove the bolts and screws. Take out the water pump.