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Jimm

Jimm 3/20/2016

2007 Ford Fusion SEL 6 Cyl 3.00L

Engine

Water pump pulley removal

I have a question regarding how to remove the belt driven-water pump pulley of the Ford 3.0L V6 for the Fusion, Mariner and Milan applications.
I'd like to know if there is alternative method for the press-fit pulley removal and installation - in order to remove the three (3) bolts blocked by the pulley flange, and therefore inaccessible.
Is there an alternate method to use, instead of buying a tool kit at around $300.00 (!) for the OTC 303-S455 Water Pump Pulley Service Set (Ford pn = T94P-6312-AH) described - for the one-time use.
It is the water pump puller / installer tool made by OTC (Owatonna Tool Company) - for the 3.0 and 3.5 Ford / Mercury V6 engine application; Fusion, Mariner and Escape - to remove the belt-driven pulley on the front of the water pump.
Is there another method to simply remove the pressed-fit pulley, then replace the pump and gasket, then re-install the pulley?
Haven't located any recommended alternate methods via the internet.

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bud s.

bud s. 12/1/2017

I have successfully removed these pulleys without damage or bending them by using a standard y-shaped steering wheel/harmonic balancer puller. Use three long bolts through the slots in the middle of the pulley, held in place by large washers and nuts (the pulley press fit is not extremely tight.) The pulley can be pressed onto the new water pump shaft with a long bolt, washers and a bearing like in a power steering pump pulley puller set. Oil the shaft and pulley hole with penetrating oil first, and note position of pulley for proper belt alignment.

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bud s.

bud s. 12/2/2017

To correct my answer, the pulley that we are discussing that must be removed before the water pump can be removed is actually pressed onto the front camshaft, and must come off first due to the long water pump bolts. Your new water pump or pump and housing will come with it's pulley already installed. Sorry for the confusion.

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Jimm

Jimm 12/3/2017

Bud, thank you for the reply. I replaced the water pump with a new one in March of 2016, when I posed the question.
I had to have a local dealership remove the water pump pulley from the old water pump - for a minimal cost - then I was able to replace the water pump.

To correct your latest statement - no, a new or replacement water pump does not come with a pulley already installed on the water pump shaft.
The existing pulley must be removed before gaining access to the water pump bolts.

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Anna

Anna 6/2/2018

My husband is using his grinder to get his off

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