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Re: instructns on replacing fuel pump
Not 100% on this one, but here goes. The fuel pump is in the fuel tank.[for sure] On most models they can be removed without removing the tank. Try to get the gas down to at least half full. [lower the better] On the back of the tank you will find a lock-ring. Turn this with a 'gentle' hammer and screwdriver by tapping it counter-clock-wise. Only needs to turn less than a quarter turn. Now the pump can be 'carefully' removed. You have already unplugged the hoses an electrical? Make sure you get it back in place propperly before trying to install the lock ring. And lube the O ring with a few drops of motor oil. If need be just use the engine dip-stick. No Smoking!! Frankster016
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The hard part is removing the fuel thank. This is really stupid, but unfortunately this is the reality, there should be an exes door to the fuel pump in the trunk, just like in the old Lada. So when your fuel tank is on the floor, from here is very easy to replace the pump. With the new pump you will have instructions how to do it. Have fun.
Your fuel pump is in the gas tank on the vehuclie. You will need to lower the gas tank in order to gain access to it. If you are in need of something like instructions with some pictures, feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will be happy to make you up some instructions and maybe some tips as I have done to many of them. Have you checked your fuel pump cut off switch ? Also there is a fuel pump relay that should be checked befire going ahead with replacing the pump. If you do need instructions, I do need to know your engine size and remind me of the year and model of your vehicle. Yes the help would noy cost you anything, I don't mind helping.
Fuel pumps are no always straight forward, they sometimes retain fuel under pressure and have to be discharged in order to be replaced. If your so sure it's gone (not an easy diagnosis) the replacement instructions will be on the replacement pump instructions or an owners manual. DON'T TAKE CHANCES WITH PRESSURISED FUEL ! Good Luck
Integral Fuel Pump & Filter (Replaceable Element Type)
Prior to 1966, the fuel pump was equipped with an integral fuel filter, featuring a replaceable element. It is recommended that this filter element be replaced every 36 months or 36,000 miles, or in the event that the filter becomes clogged. It is important to use the proper filter element for your fuel pump and to observe the instructions for positioning the element within the fuel pump unit. These instructions will be printed on the replacement element.
Remove the rear seat, remove the 4 screws holding the metal cover, and you'll see the top of the fuel tank. The pump module is held in place by a locking ring that can be removed by use of a brass punch and hammer. If the ring is rusted, it'll get damaged during removal and will need replaced. You can get a new ring from Ford. Once the ring is removed, you can pull the pump module out. Remove the small screws from the top of the module and you can pull the top off of the basket to gain access to the fuel pump. Replace the pump and get new fuel pump strainers.
Even though the fuel pump is to be removed from the top, inside the trunk, you should probably drain the gas from the tank first. (I don't but I make sure I don't drop anything into the tank...) You should disconnect your batter, open trunk and remove the liner as the fuel pump access hole is between the wheel wells in the center of the car, and that plate has to be removed first. Next you need to disconnect the lines, the electric, and the fuel lines by squeezing the connector ends so that they can be unclipped from the fuel pump. You should mark the orientation of the fuel pump now as you need to put it back in the same orientation so that the lines will hook up properly. Then you can move the outer ring back around enough to remove it and the pump will come out after the retaining ring is removed. It is reccomended that you change the entire thing as a unit, unless you have the skills to just change whatever part that needs fixed - and you can procure them. Hope this helps you, Rick
Hello martin09canc: First thing to do is relieve fuel pressure in the fuel system. Remove the rear seat cushion.Remove the access cover. Disconnect the electrical plug.Would not hurt to disconnect the negative battery cable. This would eliminate any sparks. Remove the sender retaining ring. Lift out the sender unit. Be careful not to spill gas on the carpet. Replace the seal and reverse the operation to install new unit. If you need further help please just ask. Please rate the quality of the answer as it also helps. Thank You for using FixYa. Roger
Here are instructions for replacment with a diagram of the fuel pump components my only suggestion would be instead of draining the tank and dropping the fuel tank if you unbolt the box and using a jack and and some wood lift the fuel tank side of the box this will give you access to the tank and fuel pump/ sending unit. It will save you time and the hastle of replacing the tank straps which are prone to snapping at the threads when trying to remove the nuts.If these brake you will have to replace them.