2002 Mustang GT Series 4 Saleen intercooler electric pump replacement
So I thought that I would tell everyone about my experience replacing the electric intercooler coolant pump on My 2002 GT. I searched and searched for information about this process on many forums, and was not able to find a good example of the process so I figure that this may help others doing the same thing I did. I have a 2002 GT with a Series 4 Saleen Supercharger set up. My electric coolant pump crapped out on me, and since the Saleen replacment pump was almost $400, I thought that I would look for an alternative. I went with a Ford Racing (Bosch) pump, part#: M-8501-L54. This is a factory replacment for the 2003-04 Cobra and Lightning. Pump was $134 from americanmuscle.com. Everything I read said that this should be an easy swap. Pump arrived and I noticed a few issues right away. First, the Saleen pump is hard wired, the Bosch has a plug. Not a big deal, but had to spend another $40 on a pigtail. Second issue was that the new pump has a 3/4" inlet and outlet, and the Saleen system was set up with 1/2" hoses. Couple more dollars spent on reducers. Final issue was mounting. The new pump is a little smaller, and there are no screw holes like the old one to mount the bracket. I just used a few screw clamps and made it work, but you could spend some more time, and money, and have a better bracket fabricated. Thats it in a nut shell. You do have to remove the bumper cover to gain access depening on where yours is mounted, but that made it easier to talk my wife into having the front cover painted while it was off.
I hope that this helps anyone dealing with the same issues.
2002 Mustang GT Supercharged