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2001 ford windstar van (fuel pump)

I believe that the fuel pump is going out in my van, it was turning over and just wouldn't start, I called auto zone and they told me hit the bottom of the gas tank with a rubber malled really hard, and if it would start then it's the fuel pump, so I did and it started. so I was wondering if you could tell me step by step on replacing the fuel pump my self, or if you could direct me somewhere else! I looked on the internet and couldn't find any thing. Thanks and have a good day!

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  • dcreeves Sep 22, 2008

    can you give me a step by step process or do you consider pulling the gas tank and there is the fuel sending unit there change it in there, nothing like i have to drain all the gas is it possible to do it if all i had was two ramps or does the van have to be jacked really high or can i do it with two ramps.

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Changing fuel pump on my 2001 ford windstar van....trying to replace pump only not whole housing like i'm used to...i'll post results

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    changing just pump on my 2001 ford windstar van now...not whole housing like i'm used to...i'll let you know results

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You will have to remove the fuel tank and then will gain access to fuel sending unit assembly the pump is in there

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    TripleTauto Sep 22, 2008

    I would recommend it being up high. It is easier to get out if the tank is empty there should be two straps across tank remove these and tank will come out you need to have tank suppoerted before removing straps the fuel filler hose will have to come off remove fuel lines from the clips and this should give you some room to get tank down some to access the clips where lines snap on the fuel module.

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