1995 Mercury Cougar water pump

Tiny
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  • 1995 MERCURY COUGAR
Engine Cooling problem
1995 Mercury Cougar V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

my husband passed away last month, and now my water pump went out. I am having trouble trying to get the tensioner loose so I can get the belt off. Can you tell me how to do it? I have not seen one that looks like this before.
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Friday, October 31st, 2008 AT 5:56 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

I am sorry to hear about your husband. You and your family are in my prayers. Here is the info you requested. The belt comes off first before the tensionor. I have attached the directions, please feel free to get back with us if you don't understand.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Belt_1.jpg



BELT ROUTING
Refer to the illustration for the drive belt routing.

REPLACEMENT

Rotate tensioner away from belt using a breaker bar installed in 1/2 inch square hole in tensioner arm.
Lift old belt over alternator pulley flange and remove.
When installing, position new belt over pulleys. Ensure all V-grooves make proper contact with pulley.
Ensure belt is properly installed on each pulley.
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Saturday, November 1st, 2008 AT 1:29 AM
Tiny
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I see the square hole, but i'm not sure what you mean by rotating it away from the belt. I've never seen anything quite like this. It looks like a flat plate, with a small pulley above it.
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Saturday, November 1st, 2008 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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Hello To save us some time, I wanted to ask you a couple of questions. However, all things that are put here is open to all to review. Do you have an email address that you can give to me so that I can email you a couple of questions to better understand your situation to maybe better provide you with information that is easier.

Thanks
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Saturday, November 1st, 2008 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
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I GOT IT! Woooohoooooo! The more I read ur answer, the more clear it got. I actually had the old pump out, and the new one in before my dad got here to help me! Boy am I proud of myself. Test drove it earlier, put more water in. It's working fine, no leaks or anything! THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!
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Saturday, November 1st, 2008 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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Hello - GREAT JOB! You are totally correct - Woooohooooooo!! You should be proud of yourself....you did a great job.

One more quick note.........when you say "water" you do mean a 50/50 mix of antifreeze....right? Make sure you have the correct mix.....it is important on keeping it cool.....

Again, great job......you should be proud of yourself.....I am proud of you too......a water pump isn't easy to tackle......and you did it.

Let us know if we can help in any way.........

Feel free to give feedback if you would like..........just click on the "Give Feedback" and provide as necessary......

Posted at Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:39 pm
By ImpalaSS, Moderator
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Again debidoobie.......great job..............


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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 12:11 AM
Tiny
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I did make sure it was mixed 50/50. I feal really good about it. I needed that boost. And it was actually really easy. The only hard part was that tensioner. Now that I know how it works, it's easier than others i've helped with. Again, thank you.
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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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Hello - Thanks for the update on the 50/50. And again. Congratulations on a great job!
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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 12:34 AM

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