1989 Ford Mustang 5.0 302 Timing Cover Gasket And Water Pump Repair




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Kira Yamato: i would never let u guys work on my car i seen some of ur Eps but that alone pisses me off the timing chain need to replace and u were right fking there u guys are now marked as crap to me i'll never watch ur video again

50lxnando: Also noticed a bigger radiator? What size is it? I ask because I see u are still able to run stock clutch fan and shroud with out a problem which us a concerns me possibly rubbing the fan on radiator fins.thanks

vansurfing: Hey to remove the tensioner pulley on this car does it come off counter clockwise?

50lxnando: Do the water pump bolts that go into the timing cover run into the block? I have a bit of an issue of broken water pump bolt on left side but a good inch of the bolt is sticking out.had to wiggle the water pump out of the way.

lopezzcl54: To replace the water pump do i have too remove that bracket,tensioner, and crank pulley ? 

ManicMechanic007: Sometimes to make life easier when aligning the timing chain cover at re-assembly, I have purposely omitted the installation of the crank seal until the cover has been secured. This allows me lots of play around the crank to position the timing cover. Regardless, the job you did looks good. Thanks for the video and sharing the knowledge.

Auto Parts Direct To You: @CODxFUNxMAN yeah if it looked like a chunk missing in the cover (usually from corrosion) that is when you will need to replace the cover. The sealant I used was just a spray on gasket adhesive, you can pick it up at just about any auto parts store.

1975dentonj: @cocacolakid45 ok the same thing happened to my lincoln town car i have all the bolts loose but the noes that broke off and im hoping like hell theyre frozen in the cover as well and ya my cover wont come off it just keeps shattering

Auto Parts Direct To You: It took us about 3 hours to make the video, the actual time required will all depend on your level of automotive repair experience. To be safe, I would give yourself a full day to work on it. This is one of those jobs where you can run into unexpected problems that require more time.

GearHeadHick429: great idea put the aluminum surface of the timing cover where the gasket must meet up on rough pavement and proceed to press down on it. very helpful video but that made my cringe

Auto Parts Direct To You: I used both, I first glued the gasket to the block, you can see it happen at around 16:50 in the video

THCnelson: at 8:02, why would coolant be leaking from the timing chain cover? i didnt think any coolant was going back there? cause i have a puddle of coolant in that exact corner in my 5.0. just wanna understand it before i replace the cover gasket?

M9semi: hey i got a 1986 ltd crown vic 5.0 and have a coolant leak around the same area but its not any of the hoses would you say its the water pump?

David Mejia: mine is leaking from the same spot! I am about to re seal my whole engine, since it is leaking about a quart a month

Guigui192: Would like to know how much time the book gives you and how long did it took you?

Auto Parts Direct To You: @ibanezgeorge Identical

lifestooshort81: is the leak point a common leak on fords? My 84 f-150 (w/ a 302 ) is leaking coolant from that same exact spot. I initially thought it was the thermostat housing and accidentally over-torqued the bolt to the housing and cracked it. After replacing the housing I still had a leak. That was a few years ago. I'm just now getting around to doing the cover gasket. Thanks for posting/sharing this video! It certainly gives me some good insight as to what I'm up against. :)

331str0ker: what about all of the old gasket debris that was all in the motor when you took off the old gasket?? what did you do with that??

Auto Parts Direct To You: The book calls for 2.7 Hours + 0.4 for AC, and 0.2 with Power Steering, so a total of 3.3 Hours. It took us about half a day with shooting the video and taking breaks.

pirate2086: thanks for the great video I will be doing this tomorrow and this will be a great help. any vids with the alternator upgrade my lights dim at idle and when rpms are raised the lights brighten back up and again thanks.

cowboys539: hows it going man i have an 88 ltd crown vic 5.0 .....in the morning when i start it it turns on fine but after running it for some reason when i want to turn it on again it hesistates alot and wont start till about thirty minutes later what can be the cause thanks in advance.

Auto Parts Direct To You: @jkdj5 Adding sealant on that back cover is optional, you should be fine without it.

Auto Parts Direct To You: no, you can replace just the water pump without removing the crankshaft pulley or harmonic balancer.

Sam Johnson: Great video. Thanks for the knowledge.

Shannon Cuales: What did you use to clean the old gasket of the timing cover?

Auto Parts Direct To You: @xxSnIpEiNsAnItYxx It took us about 3 hours to make the video, the actual time required will all depend on your level of automotive repair experience. To be safe, I would give yourself a full day to work on it. This is one of those jobs where you can run into unexpected problems that require more time.

justinsn95: Well, I'm afraid this video doesn't really inspire much confidence. I mean its a great vid, but at the beginning he said something like "its not as bad as it sounds" or something to that effect, and just look at the sheer number of steps. Better just to pay someone to do this job. Then again if you had a lift, it looks like you could just come at it from the bottom.

micknm: you solved my problem on taking the timing chain cover remember it is aluminum and it can break i have this motor in a f150 93 non stock version taken from galaxy or a mustang my first encounter was with 289 y block in a 67 cougar no i dont have that one anymore ! have 79-82 mustang but cant afford to rebuild it

Luis Ceballos: My 1994 Mustang 5.0 always has fresh oil on the front of the oilpan were the cover to oilpan seal goes, and it also has oil on the swaybar wich is right in front of it, my engine leaks oil cuz i have to add about a quart per week , could it be the front main seal or the rubber seal thats goes between the pan and the timing cover ? I need to replace my balancer because it wobbles so i might aswell replace them, it looks like they replaced the waterpump and they did not do the timing cover job.

Auto Parts Direct To You: The coolant going to and from the water pump passes through the timing cover, You can see the passages that the coolant passes through at 15:12 in the video.

Auto Parts Direct To You: haha, in hindsight I think I would have left those corner cork pieces out and just used a heavy amount of RTV. After about a year, those corners started leaking, and the cork pieces were all distorted.

john210garcia: dido for the timing chain. ..but thanks for postingthis up.there arent many 5.0 how tos here.

Jetster007: absolutley amazing haha been working on 88 gt all day to fix that gasket to fixx coolant leak in the exact same spot too bad i didnt find this video till after we had spent hours of wasted time to eventually get the cover off. i guess the seal was really tight but this is awesome and has reassured me that everything i have done according to owners manual has been exactly right too thumbs up for this :D

Auto Parts Direct To You: Hi, actually the 91 Mustang GT has a Timing Chain, and it is extremely rare for anything to go wrong with it. I would suspect something in the starting/charging system is the culprit. Most likely either the battery itself really is dead, or the starter is bad.

Robert Brand: Thank you so much I was working on my Merc GM, 302 V8 and the Studs had so much Gunk on them and Rounded off, I didnt see they were studs at first..... I have never done a Water pump till this car.

phattvids: Great job but I cannot leave without saying,and maybe this is just me. "Your HANDS should be as clean as possible when handling gaskets, spreading sealant etc." I use brake cleaner,lacquer thinner(yea it stings) or at the very least glass cleaner to wipe my hands free of grease. Also,on the front main seal a super large socket or a chunk of 2x4 should be used to press the seal in in a uniform manner,the use of a bare hammer is highly discouraged in my opinion. Excellent job otherwise,thanks!

Havan21: Awesome Video, Thank you ! Extremely helpful !

Oscar Roman: i have a 2000 3.8 but the damper does not have bolts ,,is the harmonic balancer an damper one unit, or do i need a special tool..

Tommy Verceti: Dude god bless you for this video! freak my mechanic!

Auto Parts Direct To You: @tmaqbool21 I use the spray gasket sealer on all the gaskets, (except for the oil pan where I had to cut the old gasket off). The spray gasket is Permatex High Tack Spray-A-Gasket, really great stuff.

Tyler Duzick: great video helped me a lot

xxSnIpEiNsAnItYxx: how long is this process?

hdmfba2: man i am at the part where i need to put the new gasket and water pump on so i did every thing hooked it all back up and as it filled with coolant it stated to leak on either side of the back of my timing case at the top two little holes. is the gasket supose to cover those and it not leak or do i fill it with gasket stuff to get to stop leaking i am torn down again and i cant for the life of me figure out why or what covers those tiny holes to the inside of the timeing case cover coolantholes

Auto Parts Direct To You: Haha I must have,, it's still not leaking to this day :)

Auto Parts Direct To You: @kanona76 Yours should be the same, you should have a nut directly behind the tensioner, They used this style on 1987-1993 5.0's, If it's not there,, then someone did something custom, LOL good luck with it :)

Auto Parts Direct To You: I wouldn't call the leak common, but it does happen from time to time. Good luck on the repair!

jkenney940: Hey did you use a timing cover gasket and RTV sealant together or just the RTV sealant on the back of the timing cover?

Auto Parts Direct To You: Luckily the balancer does not need to come off to replace the water pump by itself.

Lee Shulzitski: WHAT GASKET SETS INCLUDE THE CORNER PIECES FOR THE OIL PAN? TRIED BUYIN A FELPRO SET AND IT WASNT THERE?? DOIN THIS SAME JOB ON 93 MUSTANG BECAUSE I BROKE A WATER PUMP BOLT...

Auto Parts Direct To You: That sounds like the distributor/TFI module on the distributor might be going bad,, that's my guess at least. When those start to fail they are heat sensitive and a heat-soak can cause them to not work until they cool down again. Heat-soak is after you turn off a hot engine, everything sits still and the heat radiates into everything and it can make components even hotter.
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