Well thank you Indyuke I appreciate your time and patience. It's a 92 and yes it does have the serpentine belt so I guess that means reverse rotation. The pump did come with the gasket, and I checked the bolts, they were pretty tight, but I broke them loose and torqued them just to be safe.
And merlin I think you need to loosen up a little. I mean I'm only 20 years old and haven't spent all my life under the hood of a car/truck/whatever. I'm sure when you started you didn't know everything and had to ask questions so maybe you should back off and let me ask and learn. If it causes "misery" then that's my own fault for not asking enough questions and shows that I need to learn from my mistakes.
I would rather do the work myself and learn a little than pay for a mechanic that I can't afford right now. I don't NEED the truck so it can stay sitting in the driveway if something goes wrong. Which now that my question has been answered in a useful way I don't think that is going to happen.
Also, how do you know if your thermostat needs to be replaced? And if the gauge isn't working in the dash for the temp, do you think the temp. Sensor has gone bad (this is for an 89 ranger btw, wifes truck)
Thanks again for your help.
Thursday, July 12th, 2007 AT 8:52 AM