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I have another question, how hard is it to change the water pump on a 91 egt? Can I do it without raising the engine?
 

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Im thinking of doing the same thing to my 91 GT. What exactly is an EGT as opposed to a GT? Peple always post about their EGTs and I don't know what that means. I have a howling noise coming from my engine compartment and I think it's either the water pump going or a bad alternator bearing. Does anyone know how to distinguish between the two? My check coolant light comes on sometimes too, but someone said that couldn't be a sign of a failing water pump. As for replacing it, I don't think you'll need to move the engine. You should be able to pull off the cover for the timing belt, remove all the belts (loosening brackets & stuff as needed) and pull the pump out. I looked it up once, and there may be something in the way you need to pull, but that's about it. It doesn't seem too hard, but definitely not a spark plug change either. Check out a Haynes or Chiltons manual.
 

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EGT = Escort GT, lol
Uhhhh I hope you owuld be able to replace the water pump without pulling the motor... its something that goes over time in everything so I think they would make it somewhat easy to removed... If you can't tell the difference between a water pump and an alternator I don't think you shoudl be replacing either.
 

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i recently changed my water pump on my 92 egt. and i didnt have to pull the engine out. it just takes a little work. when you do take the belts off, be sure that you have everything lined up and marked, for example the crankshaft pully and camgears.

i had a couple of minor problems myself while doing this but if there are any questions about this i will try my best to help out. :D
 

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KingPudah1979 said:
I have a howling noise coming from my engine compartment and I think it's either the water pump going or a bad alternator bearing. Does anyone know how to distinguish between the two?
Get an automotive stethescope.

 

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Go the cheaper route.... a long screw driver. Works just the same, just point and hold your ear to the handle. It sounds funny, but thats how I found all three broken head bolts in my old chevy pick'um-up. :)

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Although, now that I've thought about it, how do you plan on applying that stethescope to the water pump or alternator while running??? I got a 95egt and that would be impossible, not to mention unsafe. :dontknow:
 

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Phat - an automotive stethoscope has a long probe on it. (Go ahead and laugh now) It is just like a doctors only instead of the flat piece to put on your chest, it has a slender metal rod that is used to reach things like the alternator on your EGT. And yep, I always used a long srewdriver. they really do work perfect.
 

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First, I'd like to clarify that I DO indeed know the difference between an alternator and a water pump. I was asking if there was a distinguishing difference in the sound a dying water pump makes compared to the sound of an alternator with a bad bearing. The problem is that when idling, it's not too loud and comes from one specific area. That area contains the water pump, and just below that, the alternator. It could also be any sore of pully, belt, wheel, etc. in that region, but I doubt it. The pump replacement doesn't look too tricky, but with me there's always a suprise once I start the repair. I've used a ling screwdriver for years too, but I can't see how that'd work for this sitauation. It'd be kinda tricky to get it down to the alternator while the engine is running and not hit anything that's moving. The water pump is covered up right now too, so I'd have to start the process of replacing it, and at that point, I might as well finish the job.
 

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I changed my water pump not long after I got my 93 GT...I also did the timing belt at the same time even though the water pump is not run by the timing belt....I just felt better since I was taking it off anyway....but as I recall I did have to move the motor a bit to get the darn thing out and the new one in...not the most pleasing task...but I was glad I had done it
 

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Thanks for all the info. I don't need to do it yet, but was looking at what I would have to do if it were to go out. It doesn't look like there is much room at all!
 
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