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Most part chain stores offer tool "rental" (you "buy" the tool, use it and "return" it, all with permission of the store) or can even pull the pulley off the old pump and install on the new pump at the counter. When you take the bolts out to remove the vacuum pump you will see one that will not come out of the mounting ear until the pulley is off the pump shaft. You need to put it in the mounting ear hole on the new pump BEFORE you put the pulley on the new pump - go ahead, ask me how I know (I got experience doing the pulley one day, LOL).
It is a pretty simple job, not much required. If you get one of the package store aftermarket parts they can be slightly more prone to failure as a reman but many carry a lifetime warranty. I went with a Ford part Feb 14 of 2001 when mine locked up on the way to work and have had no troubles since. I even had a Ford Truck dealership do the work - I needed it done while at work, it was winter and I was 24 miles from home without tools, the dealership was 2 miles from work. I now carry tools most all the time.
Ford part at that time was F4TZ*2A451*A, the cost installed was $321.70 including a new belt so you can save quite a bit of money doing it yourself. Mine seized less than a week after I replaced the belt and took it out as well, make sure to take a GOOD look at the belt you just put on if you started the truck with the seized vacuum pump and replace if there is any damage.
I know this is a bit late and hopefully you have not been down for a week but I just saw the post, being a newbie here.
Dave / Believer45
'95 F250 ext cab long bed, power stroke, 5 speed manual, two wheel drive, 3.55 gears, homemade OPEN ELEMENT AIR FILTER
, LUK clutch conversion, gear reduction superduty starter, custom REAR BUMPER
with pintle hook and reciever hitch (@ 450 lbs), aluminum cab height cap, 285/75 R 16 LT tires, aluminum wheels, Putco Master Boss running boards. With me in the cab (285#) and full of fuel weighs 6,580 lbs (steer 3420 drive 3160) 1/4 million down, 3/4 million to go.
Last edited by Believer45; 10-06-2007 at 02:23 AM.