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  1. General Info
    2000 Cougar 2.5 V6 engine I see several post about 3 torque to yield bolts during water pump replacement. Auto Parts stores and dealerships parts department have no idea what I'm talking about. Where are you getting the bolts? Which 3 bolts are they? Any other advice?
  2. Problems
    While I had everything disassembled, I found that the Belt Tensioner on my water pump housing is responsible for a sound coming from the engine bay. I can best describe it by saying it sounds like an old metal rollerskate wheel rolling across concrete. I noticed it at idle, usually while...
  3. Problems
    So as long as I've had my car, it always ran nice and cool. Sitting in traffic on a hot day was the only time it ever hit over 220°. The high-speed fan kicked on at about 225°, and stayed on until the temp went back down to 195°. That was the typical cycle. A few months ago, I replaced the...
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