Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > V6 Mustang > V6 Tech

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.

1979-2004 V6 Mustang Tech Discussions

V6 Forums | V6 Talk | V6 Tech | 2005+ V6 Tech | V6 Pictures | Introductions | General Tech | Lounge 


Reply   Post New Thread
Unread 12-30-2011   #1 (permalink)
jrthor_85 is offline Apprentice


Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 115 Threads: 9
 jrthor_85's Country Flag
Fresno   California
jrthor_85 is on a distinguished road
Default 96 V6 Heater/Bypass tube

Trying to remove my lower intake on a 96 3.8. The only thing stopping me at this point is a metal tube that my haynes says is pressed in to the water pump to the left of the thermostat housing. The tube at the pump has a Y where the top is the coolant bypass hose, and the lower Y is this solid metal tube that runs up and over the manifold to the rear the engine where it mates with a heater hose. The other heater hose runs around the passenger side valve cover.

Without this tube removed, I cannot remove the fuel rails, unless I separate some of the semi-soft lines that connect both sides of the engine in front.

What I don't understand is the Water pump removal manual says nothing about pulling the plenum to get to this tube, yet the top-end tear-down guide says this tube is not removable and also says nothing about pulling the water pump.

Should I separate the halves of the fuel rails and just replace that hose, or pull the water pump to remove the hose and keep the fuel rail intact?


I will upload a pic of what I'm talking about as soon as my dumbphone gets the pic through to my email.
__________________
dlopez916 -- Excuse my lack of knowledge, but WTH is this Snake Oil you guys mention, and if it benefits the car, how and where can I get it?
jrthor_85 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 12-30-2011   #2 (permalink)
jrthor_85 is offline Apprentice


Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 115 Threads: 9
 jrthor_85's Country Flag
Fresno   California
jrthor_85 is on a distinguished road
Default

Dumbphone worked!

See attached pic for what I'm talking about.
Attached Thumbnails
96 V6 Heater/Bypass tube-1230111601.jpg  
__________________
dlopez916 -- Excuse my lack of knowledge, but WTH is this Snake Oil you guys mention, and if it benefits the car, how and where can I get it?
jrthor_85 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-30-2011   #3 (permalink)
jrthor_85 is offline Apprentice


Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 115 Threads: 9
 jrthor_85's Country Flag
Fresno   California
jrthor_85 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrthor_85 View Post

Should I separate the halves of the fuel rails and just replace that hose, or pull the water pump to remove the hose and keep the fuel rail intact?
A third option I didnt think about: Maybe just cut the tube and reassemble with a bit of appropriate hose and some clamps?
__________________
dlopez916 -- Excuse my lack of knowledge, but WTH is this Snake Oil you guys mention, and if it benefits the car, how and where can I get it?
jrthor_85 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-31-2011   #4 (permalink)
metalman302 is offline MACH I Member

V6 Member
5.0L Member


Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,749 Threads: 24
 metalman302's Country Flag
Phoenix   Arizona
metalman302 is on a distinguished road
Default

It's not pressed in, there is an o-ring. I have seen several corroded and stuck though.

It would probably be easier to cut the rail tube and replace with high pressure EFI hose and EFI specific clamps available at any parts store.
metalman302 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-31-2011   #5 (permalink)
faadave is offline Apprentice

V6 Member
4.6L Member
5.0L Member


Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 209 Threads: 6
 faadave's Country Flag  View faadave's 6 photos
Riverside   California
faadave is on a distinguished road
Default

These are simple. . . after removing the retaining nut towards the rear, passenger side on the intake holding the middle of the tube AND removing the 8mm bolt holding the tube in the water pump, open a cresent wrench just wide enough to fit above the water pump (around the tube) but below the bracket that is held to the water pump with he 8mm bolt. While supporting the handle end of the cresent with one hand, use a hammer, striking up on the bottom side of the wrench. This will remove the tube in an upward manner. There is an o-ring on the end of the tube that goes into the water pump. Most intake and head gasket kits include this replacement o-ring. I always put a small coating of that grey, water pump RTV around that area before reassembly.

I have a ball joint separater fork that fits perfectly in that gap between the water pump and the bracket on the tube. I can simply put the fork around the tube and pry up between the bracket and the water pump - pops right out.
faadave is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162