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Old 03-15-2009, 15:16   #1 (permalink)
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Hello?

My car is 96 Taurus, 6 cyl 3.0

This morning, I found a water leak on the water pump housing, (not pump itself), and trying to remove it.

I removed 12 bolts (7 big, 5 small) and successfully took out the pump, but
can't remove the pump housing.

I tried to tap the pump housing with soft-faced mallet without success..

Am I doing something wrong?

Any advice will be welcome!!

Thanks a lot in advance for your comments
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Old 03-15-2009, 22:25   #2 (permalink)
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Hello?

My car is 96 Taurus, 6 cyl 3.0

This morning, I found a water leak on the water pump housing, (not pump itself), and trying to remove it.

I removed 12 bolts (7 big, 5 small) and successfully took out the pump, but
can't remove the pump housing.

I tried to tap the pump housing with soft-faced mallet without success..

Am I doing something wrong?

Any advice will be welcome!!

Thanks a lot in advance for your comments
I think you mean Front Cover or Timing Cover, which is what the water pump is bolted to on a 3.0L Vulcan. You got quite a bit left to take off. The vibration dampener has to come off, as well as the oil pan bolts that go into the Front Cover.
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Old 03-16-2009, 15:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 96 Taurus leak on Water Pump Housing

Thanks for reply.

Today, I got the timing cover off, and found the leak point.

Huh...a lot of works, and found the Haynes manual has incorrect information.
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Haynes Manual ! Why does that not suprise me.
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Old 03-19-2009, 17:44   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 96 Taurus leak on Water Pump Housing

Sucessfully changed the timing cover ($102 at Ford, and $20 gasket )
Took more than 20 hrs, but can do in 3 ~ 4 hrs, if had to do it again.

Need harmonic damper puller, and installer, belt remover
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