- Jan 31, 2002
Hey guys. I was talking to a friend and he brought up a good point. When you run a short belt to bypass the smog pump, it causes your water pump to spin backwards. All three of my Stangs have been like this, and every diagram someone posts has it like this. How is it possible that the waterpump still works even when it goes backwards? My car is like this now, and I have no problems to speak of, and I've never seen someone bring this up before. Please explain it.