Tip & How-To about 2001 Ford Escape

Basics for keeping your vehicle running

Use water remover every other week, Use fuel system cleaner to keep your intake and injectors clean, and keep those battery terminals clean people :-), Don't let corroded battery terminal keep you from getting to work.

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how to replace the fuel injector for a 2008 chrysler pt cruiser?


To remove a fuel injector or injectors you must remove the fuel supply rail that sits over them. Here is how you do that for both engine options, Turbo and non Turbo..

Removal & Installation

Except Turbocharged Models

WARNING Release fuel system pressure before servicing fuel system components. Service vehicles in well ventilated areas and avoid ignition sources. Never smoke while servicing the vehicle. This may result in personal injury or *****.
  1. Release fuel system pressure.
  2. Remove the air cleaner lid, disconnect the inlet air temperature sensor and makeup air hose.
  3. Remove the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the engine cover or throttle control shield if equipped.
    NOTE Wrap shop towels around hose to catch any gasoline spillage.
  5. Disconnect fuel supply tube from rail.
  6. Remove the Intake Manifold, refer to the Engine section.
  7. Disconnect electrical connectors from fuel injectors.
  8. Remove bolts holding fuel rail.
  9. Remove the fuel rail and injectors.
  10. Remove the injectors from the fuel rail.
To install:
  1. Install injectors to the fuel rail.
  2. Apply a light coating of clean engine oil to the O-ring on the nozzle end of each injector.
  3. Insert fuel injector nozzles into openings in intake manifold. Seat the injectors in place. Tighten fuel rail bolts to 170-230 inch lbs. (19.5-25.5 Nm).
  4. Attach electrical connectors to fuel injectors.
  5. Connect fuel supply tube to fuel rail. Refer to Quick Connect Fittings in the Fuel Delivery section
  6. Install Intake Manifold, refer to the Engine section.
  7. Install the engine cover or throttle control shield if equipped.
  8. Install the negative battery cable.
  9. Install the air cleaner lid, connect the inlet air temperature sensor and makeup air hose. Tighten air inlet tube clamps to 20-30 inch lbs. (2-4 Nm).

Turbocharged Models

WARNING Release fuel system pressure before servicing fuel system components. Service vehicles in well ventilated areas and avoid ignition sources. Never smoke while servicing the vehicle. This may result in personal injury or *****.
  1. Release the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disconnect the throttle body inlet hose and remove from throttle body.
  4. Disconnect the purge hose from the throttle body.
  5. Unlock and disconnect the electrical connection at the throttle body.
  6. Remove the throttle control shield .
  7. Remove the throttle and speed control cables from the throttle body.
  8. Remove the cables from the throttle body bracket.
  9. Unlock and disconnect the MAP sensor electrical connector.
  10. Remove the vacuum lines from the rear of the intake manifold.
  11. Remove the 5 bolts from the front of the intake manifold.
  12. Remove the 2 bolts from the rear of the intake manifold.
  13. Remove the intake manifold. Cover the lower intake manifold openings.
  14. Drain the Coolant system.
  15. Move the upper radiator hose clamp, so that the hose can be rotated up and out of the way.
  16. Remove the 2 small hoses from the thermostat housing.
  17. Remove the 2 bolts from the thermostat housing and rotate the assembly up and out of the way.
    NOTE Wrap shop towels around hose to catch any gasoline spillage.
  18. Disconnect the fuel line from the fuel rail.
  19. Unlock and disconnect the electrical connectors from the fuel injectors.
  20. Remove the wiring harness from the fuel rail.
  21. Remove the 2 bolts from the fuel rail.
  22. Remove the fuel rail and injectors from the intake manifold.
To install:
  1. Install the fuel injectors to the fuel rail.
  2. Apply a light coating of clean engine oil to the O-ring on the nozzle end of each injector.
  3. Insert fuel injector nozzles into openings in intake manifold. Seat the injectors in place.
  4. Install the 2 bolts to the fuel rail. Tighten fuel rail bolts to 170-230 inch lbs. (19.5-25.5 Nm).
  5. Install the wiring harness to the fuel rail.
  6. Connect and lock the electrical connectors to the fuel injectors.
  7. Connect the fuel line to the fuel rail.
  8. Rotate the assembly back into place and install the 2 bolts to the thermostat housing tighten to 110 inch lbs. (12.5 Nm).
  9. Move the upper radiator house clamp back into place.
  10. Install the 2 small hoses to the thermostat housing.
  11. Fill the Coolant system.
  12. Install the intake manifold.
  13. Install the 2 bolts to the rear of the intake manifold tighten to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  14. Install the 5 bolts to the front of the intake manifold and tighten to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  15. Install the vacuum lines to the rear of the intake manifold.
  16. Connect and lock the MAP sensor electrical connector.
  17. Install the cables to the throttle body bracket.
  18. Install the throttle and speed control cables to the throttle body.
  19. Install the throttle control shield.
  20. Connect and lock the electrical connections at the throttle body.
  21. Connect the purge hose to the throttle body.
  22. Connect the throttle body inlet hose to the throttle body and tighten clamps to 20-30 inch lbs. (2-4 Nm).
  23. Connect the negative battery cable.
  24. Use the DRBĀ® scan tool ASD Fuel System Test to pressurize the fuel system. Check for leaks.

Mar 02, 2017 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks

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how to replace the fuel injector on a 2008 chrysler pt cruiser


Removal & Installation

Except Turbocharged Models

WARNING Release fuel system pressure before servicing fuel system components. Service vehicles in well ventilated areas and avoid ignition sources. Never smoke while servicing the vehicle. This may result in personal injury or *****.
  1. Release fuel system pressure.
  2. Remove the air cleaner lid, disconnect the inlet air temperature sensor and makeup air hose.
  3. Remove the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the engine cover or throttle control shield if equipped.
    NOTE Wrap shop towels around hose to catch any gasoline spillage.
  5. Disconnect fuel supply tube from rail.
  6. Remove the Intake Manifold, refer to the Engine section.
  7. Disconnect electrical connectors from fuel injectors.
  8. Remove bolts holding fuel rail.
  9. Remove the fuel rail and injectors.
  10. Remove the injectors from the fuel rail.
To install:
  1. Install injectors to the fuel rail.
  2. Apply a light coating of clean engine oil to the O-ring on the nozzle end of each injector.
  3. Insert fuel injector nozzles into openings in intake manifold. Seat the injectors in place. Tighten fuel rail bolts to 170-230 inch lbs. (19.5-25.5 Nm).
  4. Attach electrical connectors to fuel injectors.
  5. Connect fuel supply tube to fuel rail. Refer to Quick Connect Fittings in the Fuel Delivery section
  6. Install Intake Manifold, refer to the Engine section.
  7. Install the engine cover or throttle control shield if equipped.
  8. Install the negative battery cable.
  9. Install the air cleaner lid, connect the inlet air temperature sensor and makeup air hose. Tighten air inlet tube clamps to 20-30 inch lbs. (2-4 Nm).

Turbocharged Models

WARNING Release fuel system pressure before servicing fuel system components. Service vehicles in well ventilated areas and avoid ignition sources. Never smoke while servicing the vehicle. This may result in personal injury or *****.
  1. Release the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disconnect the throttle body inlet hose and remove from throttle body.
  4. Disconnect the purge hose from the throttle body.
  5. Unlock and disconnect the electrical connection at the throttle body.
  6. Remove the throttle control shield .
  7. Remove the throttle and speed control cables from the throttle body.
  8. Remove the cables from the throttle body bracket.
  9. Unlock and disconnect the MAP sensor electrical connector.
  10. Remove the vacuum lines from the rear of the intake manifold.
  11. Remove the 5 bolts from the front of the intake manifold.
  12. Remove the 2 bolts from the rear of the intake manifold.
  13. Remove the intake manifold. Cover the lower intake manifold openings.
  14. Drain the Coolant system.
  15. Move the upper radiator hose clamp, so that the hose can be rotated up and out of the way.
  16. Remove the 2 small hoses from the thermostat housing.
  17. Remove the 2 bolts from the thermostat housing and rotate the assembly up and out of the way.
    NOTE Wrap shop towels around hose to catch any gasoline spillage.
  18. Disconnect the fuel line from the fuel rail.
  19. Unlock and disconnect the electrical connectors from the fuel injectors.
  20. Remove the wiring harness from the fuel rail.
  21. Remove the 2 bolts from the fuel rail.
  22. Remove the fuel rail and injectors from the intake manifold.
To install:
  1. Install the fuel injectors to the fuel rail.
  2. Apply a light coating of clean engine oil to the O-ring on the nozzle end of each injector.
  3. Insert fuel injector nozzles into openings in intake manifold. Seat the injectors in place.
  4. Install the 2 bolts to the fuel rail. Tighten fuel rail bolts to 170-230 inch lbs. (19.5-25.5 Nm).
  5. Install the wiring harness to the fuel rail.
  6. Connect and lock the electrical connectors to the fuel injectors.
  7. Connect the fuel line to the fuel rail.
  8. Rotate the assembly back into place and install the 2 bolts to the thermostat housing tighten to 110 inch lbs. (12.5 Nm).
  9. Move the upper radiator house clamp back into place.
  10. Install the 2 small hoses to the thermostat housing.
  11. Fill the Coolant system.
  12. Install the intake manifold.
  13. Install the 2 bolts to the rear of the intake manifold tighten to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  14. Install the 5 bolts to the front of the intake manifold and tighten to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  15. Install the vacuum lines to the rear of the intake manifold.
  16. Connect and lock the MAP sensor electrical connector.
  17. Install the cables to the throttle body bracket.
  18. Install the throttle and speed control cables to the throttle body.
  19. Install the throttle control shield.
  20. Connect and lock the electrical connections at the throttle body.
  21. Connect the purge hose to the throttle body.
  22. Connect the throttle body inlet hose to the throttle body and tighten clamps to 20-30 inch lbs. (2-4 Nm).
  23. Connect the negative battery cable.
  24. Use the DRBĀ® scan tool ASD Fuel System Test to pressurize the fuel system. Check for leaks.

Mar 02, 2017 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks

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I need to see a coolant system hose that leaks does the intake have to be removed


Yes there are cooling system hoses under the intake, here are instructions to remove the intake.

Instructions
  1. Remove the Intake Manifold
    • 1Drain the cooling system and relieve the pressure in the fuel system. Disconnect the negative battery cable, the air intake duct, the IAC valve connectors, the throttle position sensor and switch connectors, and the EGR solenoid valve.
    • 2Pull the EVAP canister vacuum and purge hoses, the vacuum hoses from the EVAP, the brake cylinder, pressure regulator and EGR tube. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires. Remove the distributor cap.
    • 3. Take out the three left bank injector connectors, the thermal transmitter, the ground harness, breather pipe and the upper manifold. Disconnect the fuel feed and return lines and plug them with golf tees to prevent fuel spillage.
    • 4Locate the right injector harness connectors and disconnect them as well as the fuel rail and injectors. Remove the coolant temperature switch harness connector and the water hose from the thermostat.
    • 5Loose the bolts on the lower manifold in sequence. Remove the bolts and left the intake manifold from the engine. Remove the gasket and discard it.
    • 6Clean the mating surfaces by scraping the old gasket material and carbon deposits. Clean the surfaces with solvent and inspect them for damage.
    Install the Intake Manifold
    • 7Put a new gasket in place and install the lower intake manifold to the engine. Tighten the bolts in sequence as follows: first pass-35 inch pounds; second pass-78 inch pounds and third pass 70 to 84 inch pounds.
    • 8Connect the ECT sensor connector, the fuel supply manifold and the right bank injector connectors. Connect the fuel lines and then install the upper intake manifold. Put the breather pipe in position.
    • 9Install the intake manifold ground cable, the thermal transmitter, the left bank injector connectors and the distributor. Reconnect the spark plug wires.
    • 10Continue reconnecting all the components, reversing the order in which they were removed. Connect the negative battery cable to the terminal. Refill the cooling system with the appropriate coolant.
    • 11Start the engine. Check for fuel or vacuum leaks.

Jul 02, 2012 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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1996 4.3 vortec S10. Cranks wont start when engine/ outside temp is cold. Have used starting fluid,will start and run rest of day. Fuel pmp is cycling relay is working,needed a tune up I replaced all plugs, wires, cap,rotor, fuel filter,started fine. Sat all night would not start this morning. I turned key on and off a few times it started right up. I checked for leaking injector lines after taking throttle body off and looking down in the plenum,there is some dampness is this normal?


The plenum shouldn't be damp with gas. Is it a throttle body fuel injection system?

Could be a leaky injector.

Fuel Meter Body & Fuel Injectors (4.3L Engine) Removal & Installation 1995-2002 Models (RPO L35) To Remove:
4.3L (RPO L35) Fuel meter body assembly gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_fuel_metr_body_assy.gif

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Cautions and Warnings in the beginning of this section
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Upper intake manifold (See: Upper Intake Manifold)
    • Fuel meter body
    • Injector retainer lock nuts (J) and retainer (K)
    NOTE: Use care in removing the fuel injectors to prevent damage to the electrical connector terminals. The fuel injector is serviced as a complete assembly only. Also since the injectors are electrical compartments, these injectors should not be immersed in any type of liquid solvent or cleaner as damage may occur. Fuel injector cleaning is not recommended.
  3. While pulling the poppet nozzle tube downward, push with a small tip punch down between the injector terminals until the injector is removed
To Install:
4.3L (RPO L35) Fuel meter body assembly gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_fuel_metr_body_assy.gif

Note: When ordering new fuel injectors, be sure to order the correct injector for the application being serviced.
  1. Lubricate the new injector O-ring seals with clean engine oil.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Fuel injector (L) into the fuel meter body injector socket
    • Retainer (K) and injector retainer lock nuts (J) and tighten the nuts
      1. Torque to: 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm)
    • Fuel meter body
    • Upper intake manifold (See: Upper Intake Manifold)
  3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs.
1993-2005 Models (RPO LU3) To Remove:
4.3L (RPO LU3) Fuel meter body assembly gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_rpolu3_fuel_metr_body_assy.gif

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Cautions and Warnings in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Upper intake manifold (See: Upper Intake Manifold)
    • Fuel meter body
    • Injector retainer lock nuts (J) and retainer (K)
    NOTE: Use care in removing the fuel injectors to prevent damage to the electrical connector terminals. The fuel injector is serviced as a complete assembly only. Also since the injectors are electrical compartments, these injectors should not be immersed in any type of liquid solvent or cleaner as damage may occur. Fuel injector cleaning is not recommended.
  3. While pulling the fuel injector downward, push with a small tip punch down between the injector terminals until the injector is removed
To Install:
Note: When ordering new fuel injectors, be sure to order the correct injector for the application being serviced.
  1. Lubricate the NEW injector O-ring seals with clean engine oil
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Fuel injector (L) into the fuel meter body injector socket
    • Retainer (K) and the injector retainer lock nuts (J) and tighten the nuts
      1. Torque to: 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm)
    • Fuel meter body
    • Upper intake manifold (See: Upper Intake Manifold)
  3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs

Jan 29, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

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My 04 Kia Optima will start but then it runs rough. It acts like I might have trash or water in my fuel line. Does anyone know where the fuel line filter is located, also could this be a problem with fuel injector. I doesn't run like this all of the time. It will be rough for a week or so, and then it will run fine for a week or so and then the process is repeated. I have had it hooked up to the computer and it shows no problems. Any suggestions please?


Put a can of a product called "Seafoam" in the gas tank. Also do the following procedure.

Here are some of the causes of surges, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Jun 19, 2017 | 2004 Kia Optima

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