My 1992 B250 van needs a new water pump. I've gotten all the parts and noticed something surprising. On the water pump, right next to the fitting for the bypass hose is a hole of about ½ inch diameter. No threads. Just a hole. In the box with the new water pump is also a small O—ring, about ½ inch diameter. My thought is what the heck is this?
I look at my van and I see one of the heater hoses attached to a metal fitting located where the unexpected hole in the new water pump is.
When I install the new water pump, how do I get that fitting off of the old water pump and into the new water pump? Is it simply pressed, or glued in? Should I but a new one or try to get the old one out of the old water pump? How would I get the old one out?
Sorry for rambling on but I'm stumped by how to handle this dilemma.
Thanks in advance,
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It slips in and is held by a bolt that bolts into the AC/Alternator bracket.
Personally I have changed three of these water pumps and after the first I ALWAYS buy a new tube. These tubes are made of thin steel and can bend easily. They are less than $20.00 and well worth it.
What other parts have you bought?
When I change one of these out I alway change out the following:
Thermostat, and the housing if needed for two of them had wear on the wield seam.
Upper radiator hose
Heater hose beside thermostat
It is easier to do all of these now then wish you had later.