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Have 2008 ford focus. Had issues with it starting, got it started (using starter fluid) but everytime i give gas it dies.

I was told probably need to replace fuel filter. What do you think? is there an easier way than dropping the fuel tank?

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  • bobbi williams Jan 16, 2013

    I'm sorry i did mean Fuel pump. silly me

  • bobbi williams Jan 18, 2013

    to get to the fuel pump, do you HAVE to drop the tank or is there an access panel somewhere?

  • josie casavan Jan 18, 2013

    I dont know,thats why you need the haynes manual or check a search engine for how to access your tank

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The fuel filter is not in the tank,the fuel pump might be thats why you need the haynes repair manual to see where these items are located,fuel filters are usualy outside the tank on the fuel line and the fuel pump might be able to be accessed under your back seat or trunk,but you would need the manual to know for sure or look it up on a search engine

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SOURCE: How do I change fuel filter.

run a fuel pressure test, and check the fuel pump relay, in the underhood power distribution box, if relay is good and you have power at the pump with no fuel pressure then you have a bad pump

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yes, fuel pump is inside the tank, replace filter first. then i would test the fuel pressure at the rail, 30 -45 psi at idle. also test pressure regulator. replace pump last (its expensive)

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