OK to anyone who has owned a 4.6 mustang, has anybody experienced the water pump being froze in the block? I have beat on and pryed it every which way and have barely gotten it to budge. Am I doing something wrong here or am I going to have to resort to heat to get it out?
then hit it harder.
but from what im noticing with the hammer marks, you are hitting the WRONG direction.
hit more outward towards the radiator, its receded inwards.
when in doubt, wheel puller.
I have hit it every direction including the bottom plus prying it with a strong bar
This is the bottom I got all 4 out I just can't fathom why it won't come out
no helpful info, here's the image from the page. try hitting side to side repeatedly.
this use a hand sledge and hit it side to side like you fucking mean it. dont give up after a few whacks, fucking rage bash that shit. the block is iron you're not going to hurt the mounting surface and the water pump is sacrificial.
Will do. I'm beginning to think I'm going to have to take the rad out anyway
place your prybar or a large flat at the waterbump to block flange parallel to the block and pound it with the hammer chisel style. got mine off like that it is an f150 but same shit
If that is an O ring slot the old ring is probably stuck to both surfaces. Does it come with a new O ring to put on there?
I would be putting a hard wood 2x4 on the pulley hub that is long enough to come up passed the engine. Then have a good hit at the end of it with a large hammer. Put a large shet of board or something to protect the radiator for when it comes out.
put your prybar right here and pry that bitch while pounding it.
there is a lip that you can pry on.
A little bit of turning action on the housing may help crack the seal.
Managed to break it loose enough to weddge the screwdriver in thetr
keep going broseph just try not to go crazy with the screwdriver dont want to fuck up the mating surface unless you want to get anew timing cover like a friend of mine did. just keep trying on that point and hitting it.
You cant beat that out with a hammer. It has to slide directly forward. Try to get 2 screw drivers or pry bars behind it. Wiggle it back and forth until it comes out. Dont give up. You got this
Yeah it slides in and the oring may pop into place or just get really tight. It will not pop off like a normal pump. Has to slide out. You got it man. Im fighting with some ball joints on my evo. on a food break. I feel for you
Hah I did the ball joints on this pos last week, that was just as much as a pain
No bolts on these. press in and out joints in aluminum arms... OF course my ball joint tool does not have the right size to remove it properly. So have to use one thats a little too big and pray. I need three hands for this crap
I was a mechanic for 15 yrs. Doesnt pay shit. Still have my tools. sometimes it just blows working off jack stands in the cold garage. I actually started the car up and turned the ac on so the fans would blow heat passed the rad. warmed it up pretty nice lol
Fucking finally got it out everyone. I swear I should have bought another 5.0