1999 Ford Taurus • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 108,000 miles

Have a 1999 Taurus 3.0 DOHC and am replacing Water Pump. Was able to get 3 of the nuts off the pump bracket and removed the a/c bracket piece but cannot get the 4th nut removed that was hidden behind the a/c bracket. Any tips on removing it? Cannot seem to get any socket or wrench on it. HELP!
December 12, 2010.

My chart says remove AC bracket! Have FUN!

Dec 13, 2010.
As you can see in my original question, I DID remove the a/c bracket! It's the nut behind it that I am having difficulty with! Pleasde don't tell me I just gave away a donation to get this type of response after I made mention of it in my original post!

Dec 13, 2010.
Sorry about that
let me know if this help
and if need more info

Water Pump

Drain engine cooling system as described.

Release drive belt tensioner (6B209) and remove drive belt (8620).
Remove the upper radiator hose from the water pump connections.

Remove the crankshaft pulley.

Disconnect lower radiator hose from water pump.

Disconnect heater hose from water pump.

Remove A/C compressor to water pump brace.

Remove two bottom nuts retaining water pump (8501) to engine and remove water pump.

Lower vehicle.

Remove two top nuts retaining water pump to engine.

Remove the water pump from vehicle.


Place water pump onto engine and carefully install into position until seated.

Install two top retaining nuts. Tighten to 20-30 Nm (15-22 lb-ft).

Raise vehicle.

Install two bottom retaining nuts. Tighten to 20-30 Nm (15-22 lb-ft).

Install radiator and heater water hose to the water pump. Position clamps securely.

Install A/C compressor to water pump bracket. Tighten bolts to 20-30 Nm (15-22 lb-ft).

Install the crankshaft pulley.
Install the upper radiator hose to water pump.

Install drive belt.

CAUTION: Use extreme care to keep coolant mixture off of the drive belt and pulleys. If needed, remove drive belt and rinse with clear water. Clean pulleys and install drive belt. Belt squeal and early belt fatigue will occur otherwise.

Fill engine cooling system

Dec 14, 2010.
Oops! I missed the DOHC part! Apologies!

Dec 14, 2010.