is there a spacer between the water pump and the block on a 99 ford explorer 5.0

Asked by Jan 03, 2015 at 12:10 PM about the 1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

went to replace water pump because of leaking thinking it was pump but pump looks fine but looks like there a spacer with a crack between block and pump

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Most likely the gasket

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The space you see is the space where the gasket goes. Oftentimes they do not extend all the way to the outside of the pump. If you have a leak you cannot find get a free leak detector rental from the auto parts store. Hook it up to the radiator and use the hand pump inflating the pressure to about 12 pounds. Water will squirt everywhere from the leak. Do not exceed 12 pounds or you may break something that is not broken.

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