How to Locate the Water Pump in a 2001 Ford Focus

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The Ford Focus was introduced in North American in 1999 as a 2000 model. Available in several different body styles, the 2000 Focus models were equipped with a transverse-mounted, in-line, four-cylinder engine coupled to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, which drove the front wheels. The 2001 Focus changed little from the 2000 models. The Focus has a liquid cooling system. Coolant is circulated through the engine by an accessory belt-driven water pump mounted on the engine.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open the bonnet.

  2. 2

    Locate the front of the engine block on the passenger side of the engine compartment.

  3. 3

    Locate the water pump pulley, which is mounted at the front of the block directly above the crankshaft pulley, which is at the bottom of the engine block.

  4. 4

    Observe the area directly behind the water pump pulley, as this is where the water pump is mounted to the front of the engine block with retaining bolts.

  5. 5

    Close the bonnet.

Tips and warnings

  • A water pump will eventually need to be replaced when the shaft seal or bearing wears out. Symptoms of these problems may be leaking coolant from the water pump or a squeaking sound coming from the water pump while the engine is running. New aftermarket water pumps for the 2001 are available for a reasonable cost.

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