View Full Version : 98 escort water pump

08-29-2007, 05:14 PM
does anyone know how hard it is to change? i found a 98 escort for 500 that needs a new water pump and was just wondering how much work it is to replace

08-29-2007, 05:43 PM
any ideas?

08-29-2007, 07:48 PM
any help?

08-29-2007, 07:49 PM
Hard, No, Depending on how much you know...

08-29-2007, 07:51 PM
well i know quite a bit just never had to change a water pump

08-29-2007, 08:04 PM
Look at it and see for yourself.

08-30-2007, 06:42 AM
Unless there is something weird about Escorts, I wouldn't expect it to be much more than a Saturday afternoon driveway kind of job. All of the water pumps I've done haven't been a big ordeal.

08-30-2007, 09:33 AM
^^^ Our old 88 corrollas pump was a ***** to get out, took 3 days to finallly get out.

09-03-2007, 04:12 AM
A lot of older non-subframe, FWD cars, has the motor suspended across the fenders... Hence, a motor mount above the water pump. If this is the case, be smart... Get a flat piece of wood, as big as, if not slightly larger than, the lowest surface of the oil pan. Use a jack to hold the motor in place, (read: do NOT lift the motor). Then remove the motor mount, and life will be much easier.