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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2003, 03:16 AM
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hello all,

I have a 1990 Ford Bronco with a 351 and it is in need of a new water pump, I want to get something good, definetly not a remanufactured pump and was wondering what everyone has used on their own trucks. Also does anyone know if they Bronco needs a reverse rotation pump becaue of the way the serpentine drive is set up? Thanks for your information.
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definetly not a remanufactured pump

[/ QUOTE ] Why not? It's all new parts in there anyway. I'd go to Napa and order a stock replacement and call it good. Avoid Autozone, Kragen, or any other highly publicised place that sells crap. A lifetime warranty is still a PITA if you are replacing it every week. Autozone is good for cheap tool rental though (Free! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] )
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Well, actually da zone was where I fould the pump I would put on my truck. I have no issue with them at all. I think you get into disliking them if you buy there low end brand x crap. They sell a pump made by GMB? aluminum new HP replacement for about $76. HP in that the bearings/shaft are more heavy duty, and the impellor is not cast and flows a bit better. Napa had a pump for about $50 that looked ok also. It was just a stock new pump, not sure it was aluminum, that's what most are selling now.
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Yeah, Napa's pump is aluminum- thats what i have in my truck.
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Re: water pump

On a similar topic..

I have an 88 with the 302 and I need to replace my water pump.

Does anyone know the best way to go about this? I have a Chilton's manual but it isn't very helpful.

I currently have the coolant drained and all the hoses removed and the fan shroud loosened, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove the fan so I can pull all that out and get to the belt tensioner.

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The fan is bolted to the clutch by 4 bolts. Youll need an open-end wrench to loosen them, while jamming up the clutch with a screwdriver so it wont spin. Once you get the fan off, do the exact same thing to get the clutch off.
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THANKS! The whole thing popped right out.

Now, another question. Where can I get a good price on a thermostat housing?
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I replaced mine thursday, it was a reman. from kragen-$17 buckz. Bad thing the stud/bolt that gos through the power steering bracket wasn't breakin loose, so i used a breaker bar and tore the stud in half. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] I had to put it back together to get to work, water pump doesn't leak but i need to replace that stud, the power steering is winnin loud, without that bolt to help support it, it's flexin the bracket. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img]
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You went to the Zone Mark??? [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img] I'm tellin Steve! Na na na na. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: water pump

txdoboy, do you mean just the thermostat or the metal piece that the hose connects to that's normally visible? if you just need a tstat, any parts store will have one, but if you broke the housing or it corroded badly, that's going to be a junkyard find or (dare i say it) a dealer$hip item! OR in the interest of time you could probably score a CHROME one pretty cheap out of JEGS or Summit Racing catalogs [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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