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  • Water Pump Restrictor Plate

    Well,
    After 115K miles, I'm finally replacing my water pump. I've never had a cooling problem. Well I've got a surprise. Has anyone ever seen a removeable restrictor plate.








    Any feeback would be great, I've never seen this peice before.

    Thanks,
    -Andy
    Last edited by Andy W.; 12-01-2006, 06:08 PM.
    Andy W.
    The problem with America is stupidity.
    I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity,
    but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

    Uh, hmm, well, uh, I don't know where he's not. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to assume that I couldn’t exactly not say that it is or isn’t almost partially incorrect. Oh, on the contrary. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably do or do not know where he shouldn’t probably be, if that indeed wasn’t where he isn’t. Even if he wasn’t at where I knew he was, that’d mean I’d really have to know where he wasn't.

  • #2
    The pic doesn't load. If it's what i think it is, it is not supposed to be removable, that's what i thought, a week later my car overheated. Replace the housing.
    ~Alex

    "They think I'm Mexican..."

    formerly known as SVT Driver627

    00 Green CSVT - sold 2/17/06
    98 3L CSVT #574 Silfro - Sold
    98 SE 2.5 MTX - Totaled
    97 Ranger lay'd out

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    • #3
      Heh.. yeah, it's pressed in and shouldn't move. I had a swirling/rattling sound coming from my w/p. I figured it was the reducer cone... and it had sliced up the housing pretty good. The full kit (w/p, housing, both big hoses) isn't that much... like $70 or so from Bill J. It was actually cheaper than any place near by, just for the w/p.
      morbid
      2011 Edge SEL AWD (black) - daily driver
      2000 Contour SVT (black); #61 (Sept 17, 1999)
      3L with ADC turbo kit; 325hp / 338tq @ 7psi
      car is down with a broken tranny

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      • #4
        Ya, I don't think that thing should be removable. I believe that Jim (Big Jim) commented on this issue on the old forums.

        I replaced my water pump this summer (thought it was the black plastic, but found out it was white) and that piece could be wiggled a little, but was secure in the housing.

        EDIT: Morbid got to it first, but ya, the Bill J deal is a good one, the hoses and the full sealed housing for like $70ish, and ridiculously fast shipping as usual.
        Last edited by amarv12; 12-01-2006, 10:53 PM.
        *2004 Pontiac GTO
        *2005 Saturn Vue
        *1998 Mystique LS:
        =Gone but not forgotten=

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        • #5
          Yes, that's how I found mine when I changed it a long time ago. It had about 80,000 miles on it and it has 222,000 miles on it now.

          I was trying to change only the rear part with the impeller, pulley, and bearing only without changing the entire pump. I bought the entire pump, but was trying to take a shortcut. When I pulled the old pump apart, the stainless steel ring fell out.

          The plate is held in place by staking the housing, expanding the housing metal against the plate, holding it tightly. I felt that I did not have good access to stake it back in place with a punch or chisel withpout removing the housing. Since that would require removing the housing from the car, I just went ahead and installed the new one instead.

          Look at the inside of the housing and the see for yourself. You may feel that you can stake the plate back in without removing it from the car.

          I have had no waterpump trouble since replacing it.
          Jim Johnson
          98 SVT
          03 Escape Limited
          10 Fusion Sport

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          • #6
            Thanks all,
            I'll be pulling the housing out tomorrow and seeing if it can be presed back in. If not I'll be calling around to Ford's in the morning.

            Thanks all,
            -Andy
            Andy W.
            The problem with America is stupidity.
            I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity,
            but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

            Uh, hmm, well, uh, I don't know where he's not. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to assume that I couldn’t exactly not say that it is or isn’t almost partially incorrect. Oh, on the contrary. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably do or do not know where he shouldn’t probably be, if that indeed wasn’t where he isn’t. Even if he wasn’t at where I knew he was, that’d mean I’d really have to know where he wasn't.

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            • #7
              My first thought when opening this thread was: "Took the restrictor plate off to give the Red Dragon a little more juice. But it's not exactly street legal, so keep it on the down low".
              The Ignore list : Giving us the ability to surf CEG while keeping our blood pressure's in check, since 2008...

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              • #8
                My opinion is that it's worth a little extra time, effort and money to replace the entire housing now and eliminate all uncertainties about overheating in the future.
                99 SVT Contour #1082 (summer)
                01 Subaru Outback (winter)
                98 Mystique LS Sport 2.5L (RIP)
                95 Contour LX 2.5L (RIP)

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                • #9
                  Replace the housing. Trust me.
                  ~Alex

                  "They think I'm Mexican..."

                  formerly known as SVT Driver627

                  00 Green CSVT - sold 2/17/06
                  98 3L CSVT #574 Silfro - Sold
                  98 SE 2.5 MTX - Totaled
                  97 Ranger lay'd out

                  03 ? vroom-pshh


                  AnastasiaRae87: pwned by an asian.

                  LOSRE'S UNITE!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    I had previously just replaced the w/p... but it had a slight leak from the mating surfaces. Before I could get around to remounting it, it started with the rattle... and I replaced the whole thing. I wish I would have just gotten the entire kit from the start.
                    morbid
                    2011 Edge SEL AWD (black) - daily driver
                    2000 Contour SVT (black); #61 (Sept 17, 1999)
                    3L with ADC turbo kit; 325hp / 338tq @ 7psi
                    car is down with a broken tranny

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                    • #11
                      I have a brand new unused housing. Came with the car. LOL! Anyone want it for a small price PM me.
                      Former owner of '98 SVT #1,173. Need a 95-00 Ford CD manual? PM me

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                      • #12
                        We ended up peening the flow control washer in place. I took pictures. I'll try and post them tonight with more details.

                        -Andy
                        Andy W.
                        The problem with America is stupidity.
                        I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity,
                        but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

                        Uh, hmm, well, uh, I don't know where he's not. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to assume that I couldn’t exactly not say that it is or isn’t almost partially incorrect. Oh, on the contrary. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably do or do not know where he shouldn’t probably be, if that indeed wasn’t where he isn’t. Even if he wasn’t at where I knew he was, that’d mean I’d really have to know where he wasn't.

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                        • #13
                          When I changed out my waterpump that piece fell out. I just stuck it back in there and haven't had any problems since...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RawBurt View Post
                            When I changed out my waterpump that piece fell out. I just stuck it back in there and haven't had any problems since...
                            Don't listen to him, he's a big dumb idiot.
                            ~Alex

                            "They think I'm Mexican..."

                            formerly known as SVT Driver627

                            00 Green CSVT - sold 2/17/06
                            98 3L CSVT #574 Silfro - Sold
                            98 SE 2.5 MTX - Totaled
                            97 Ranger lay'd out

                            03 ? vroom-pshh


                            AnastasiaRae87: pwned by an asian.

                            LOSRE'S UNITE!!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              I'm just stating my experience thus far.

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