Intake Waterpump Bypass Hose Question
Hi, I am a female, 39, but know a bit about cars from my father. Just bought a 99 Ford Mustang, 6 cylinder, 3.8, and I am having the same problem with this water pump intake hose. It busted a leak. Man at the junk yard even had problems getting it off and said the intake would need to come off, then another guy said nope, it didnt, and another guy got it off. It seems its bolted in under the manifold in the back and that's the big hassle with this thing. I'm low on funds and was hoping this was a simple procedure but I'm guessing it isnt! My question is... if the intake doesn't 'have' to come off... is this something someone with little expeience can do? I mean I can use a crescent wrench, a screwdriver, and basic tools, etc, I'm just not a professional mechanic. Is this something that an amateur can do? It sounds like alot of problems but also since I'm a female I have little hands, and that might help, but with little hands comes little strength! It is the exact same hose shown in the pics on this forum. Also... I had read around and seen some things about bypassing it. Is this something that can be bypassed considering its a bypass hose? I mean, what's its purpose anyway! Is it necessary? Thanks, any help will be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by khluvskh; June 28th, 2010 at 05:25 PM.