doing a lot of search on how to change the smog pump, the directions has always been somewhat vague. yeah, it's a bit detailed with some pics but not exactly on a how-to for complete idiots like me.
well, took me an hour from start to finish and if I can do it in a hour, I'm sure you can do it faster.
1: get your tools together, both metric and standard. why? i have no idea why Ford decided to use 10mm for the pulley bolts and standard (is it really standard when the rest of the world doesn't use it?) for the rest.
d: 12 inch 3/8 inch extension
e: 3 in ch 3/8 inch extension
f: universal joint
g: 3 inch 1/4 inch extension
h: 3/4 open ended wrench
i: pair of dykes (yeah, not those... i wished for it as well)
j: 1 old "tupperware" container (any container where you lost the lid to or even the good ol' chinese take out pint container would do)
first, loosen the pulley bolts; there's 3. rather easy to get to. don't take it off, just make sure they're cracked and ready for removal.
next, i think it's the 1/2 inch to take the belt off. it's reverse threading so to take the belt off, go "loosie". if not, you'll end up taking the bolt off and "dat's no gewd..."
with the belt off, take the pulley off. remove the 3 bolts and put it in the tupperware. keeping the parts together now saves you time later. i know it looks tempting to take the top bolt off but trust me, you ain't getting to it. take the pulley off first. OH, this is another step that was never mentioned: the pulley's center might get "wedged" in there so it's not as simple as just slipping it off. you know that 3/4 open ended wrench, use that to gently turn and wedge it between the tensioner. Just go in circles so it slowly pushes the pulley off the center "nipple". when you get a bit of it going, you can start wedging it out (up, down, left, right, etc...)
9/16th is the one for the front top bolt. go ahead and slap that 9/16th on the ratchet and try to pop it. unless it's been done yesterday, it's going to fight you. that 3/4 wrench you got laying around seems very handy right now to help leverage the ratchet. if you don't know how to get extra leverage with a open wrench, stop reading, call a friend that knows and have them help you.... PLEASE!
OK, got the top bolt off and it's time to work on the lower bolt. Please note this: the top bolt is about 5 inches long but the bolt on the bottom is only about 3. Yes, if you're like me (a complete idiot) and didn't look at the pump, you'll notice the top bolt goes though while the bottom bolt does not. Now here's the thing I didn't find doing my search: how to get the lower bolt off. grab the 1/2, slap on the universal joint. get under the truck and have the x-beam in your face. if you're dead smack middle of the truck, there's a hole you can peep into and see the rear bolt. with the left hand, put the 1/2 socket and universal on there. with the right hand, take the 2 extension and snake it though. combine with ratchet. Again, unless you just changed your smog pump yesterday or is wearing a big S on your chest, good luck getting it off w.o any help. Hey look, there's that 3/4 wrench hanging out by your side. give that sucker a try. while using the 3/4, try to angle it so you give it some push into the socket since there's a universal on there, it will like to slip off and round itself however w.o the universal, you can't get the extensions on there or get the socket on tight.
now that you got BOTH bolts off, climb aboard with a 1/4 inch wide flat head. pry open the pinch clamp for the side and... shit, i forgot what size the other clamp used but it's not a pinch, it's standard screw type. spray a bit of WD40 or something to get the hoses off. yank it and place it aside. i took the top tube and bent it up and sat it on the alternator's pulley. the other one sat with the airing harness so it's out of the way. this is a good time to make sure nobody is under your truck. say the pump left and right and push it down. wonder why it's a PITA to get it out? keep going and you'll find out. push down and swing at the same time. soon, it'll drop like morning anchor (if you have to ask what morning anchor is, you need to grow pubic hair first).
Here's where I noticed something WAY the f*ck out from left field for me. the top bolt has this spring loaded "clip" for the bolt. grab the new pump, go under and wedge it upwards. wonder why you need that 1/4 3" extension? use that as a guild since the bolt is way too long and you have to make it "perfect" to get it going which is frustrating, at least for me. get the pump up there and use the 1/4 extension as a guild to align it. this part gets different for some. I actually put the lower bolt in (not tight) and removed the extension replacing it with the top bolt. wiggling a bit here and there and it's in.
I hand screwed in the top bolt a bit then i tightened the lower bolt. I did this after feeling there isn't any movement from the pump so there's no need to "fine tune" the location once it's in. get back upstairs and into the bay. get that top bolt in tight. no need to use the 3/4; you don't want to strip it.
put the hoses back in and use the dyke to tighten the pinch clamp and ratchet tight the other clamp. put the pulley on and one at a time, get the 10 mm bolts in. don't tighten it down or even attempt to; you'll just go crazy. be lazy, let the car do the work for you but make sure you screw it down enough so it doesn't wobble.
put the belt on (remember, reverse threading or you'll be like me and keep loosening the pulley bolt... idiot i am..). I actually put the V part on first and used the flat pulley next to the alternator (above the tensioner) as the last pulley to strap on to; easier to put belt on flat surface than grooved ones. Once the belt is on, tighten the pulley bolts... BUT NOT TOO MUCH!!! Don't go superman on them, just tight, not "going to shank this bolt on" tight.
start truck... listen to no squeak... or less squeak. The Cardone pump I got said there is going to be a bit of squeaking for the first 500 miles or so but it's been really quiet already so....
So, from one idiot to another, that's the verbal breakdown on how to change smog pump as detailed as I can get.
thanks for reading... critique away..