Ranger Water Pump Sticking
A stuck water pump can strand you, and is somewhat common on trucks that
have been sitting for a while.Thanks to Jack Kay for collecting and providing
The water pump is a black, barrel-shaped
device that is hidden underneath the right side of the central convertor
box (as you face it looking under the hood).
There are 2 hoses coming off the water
pump (one to the front, and one to the side). If the water pump is working,
you can feel some vibration on the hoses when the truck is "on."
If the pump is not working, from the driver's
side of the truck, there is a small area where you can fit the handle end
of a screwdriver (or a wooden dowel), which can be used to tap the water
pump. If the pump engages, you will hear a new low hum-like noise. Additionally,
as noted above, you can reach down and confirm the hoses are vibrating.
The Ford part number for the water pump is: F8YZ-8501-AA