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How to remove fuel pump from tank fird windstar 98

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You need to drop the tank.

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I need change the fuel pump

Hi, The fuel pump is in the tank. You will have to remove the tank to get at it. Good luck

Jun 21, 2011 | 1995 Ford Windstar

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Need to know how to change a fuel pump on a 98 dodge caravan..


Remove fuel filler cap and perform Fuel System Pressure Release procedure.
  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
  2. Insert fuel siphon hose into fuel filler neck and push it into the tank.
  3. Drain fuel tank dry into holding tank or a properly labeled GASOLINE safety container.
  4. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  5. Use a transmission jack to support the fuel tank. Remove bolts from fuel tank straps. Lower tank slightly.
  6. Clean area around fuel tank module and tank to keep dirt and foreign material out of tank.
  7. Disconnect fuel lines from fuel pump module by depressing quick connect retainers with thumb and fore finger
  8. Slide fuel pump module electrical connector lock to unlock.
  9. Push down on connector retainer and pull connector off module.
  10. remove plastic locknut counterclockwise to release pump module
  11. Carefully remove pump module and O-ring from tank
  12. Discard old O-ring.

  1. Wipe seal area of tank clean and place a new O-ring seal in position on pump.
  2. Position fuel pump in tank with locknut.
  3. Tighten locknut to 53 N·m (43 ft. lbs.)
  4. Connect fuel lines.
  5. Plug in electrical connector. Slide connector lock into position.
  6. Raise fuel tank, install bolts into fuel tank straps and tighten.
  7. Lower vehicle on hoist.
  8. Connect negative cable from battery.
  9. Fill fuel tank. Check for leaks.
  10. Install fuel filler cap.

It is believed that the fuel pump is in the fuel tank, and you have to take the tank off the vehicle to replace it.

Jul 30, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Caravan

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2001 Windstar: how to install a fule pump...

drop the fuel tank (2 bolts) remove sending unit. install new unit. put tank back in. easy job with an enpty tank :)

May 16, 2010 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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Where do you find the fuel pump for a 98 oldsmobile intrigue and how do you change it.

you dont have to remove the tank, pull down your rear seats and lift up the carpet, you will see 7 nuts, remove them and you will have instant access to the fuel pump.

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Ford windstar 98 gl 3.8

would have thought so ,but it could have an electronic overload sensor though ,

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The fuel gage doesn't work can anyone tell us where the fuel sensor is locate at on a 98 windstar.

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98 windstar replaced fuel pump still won t start

u may need some fuel tank cleaning, rust may be clogging the fuel line thats why the fuel cant get thru, change the fuel filters too. hope this helps

Jul 03, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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i can't give you a diagram... but to get thr fuel pump out of the tank, there is a lock ring that holds the pump in, to remove the ring use a BRASS punch and a hammer to turn the ring counterclockwise. you will see some tabs that stickstrait up in the air- you can use those to turn the ring. remove the ring and the pump may have to twist to the left or right- but most likely will pull right out.

May 27, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Remove fuel pump from tank ford windstar 98

To gain access to the fuel pump, it is necessary to remove the fuel tank.
  1. Depressurize the fuel system and remove the fuel tank from the vehicle.
  2. Remove any dirt that has accumulated around the fuel pump module attaching flange, to prevent it from entering the tank during service.
  3. Turn the fuel pump module locking ring counterclockwise using a locking ring removal tool or a brass drift and remove the locking ring.
  4. Remove the fuel pump module.
  5. Remove the seal gasket and discard it.

To install:
  1. Put a light coating of grease on a new seal ring to hold it in place during assembly. Install it in fuel tank ring groove.
  2. Insert the fuel pump module into the fuel tank, then secure it in place with the locking ring. Tighten the ring until secure.
  3. Install the tank in the vehicle.
  4. Install a minimum of 10 gallons of fuel and check for leaks.
  5. Install a pressure gauge on the throttle body valve and turn the ignition ON for 3 seconds. Turn the key OFF , then repeat the key cycle five to ten times until the pressure gauge shows at least 30 psi.
  6. Check for fuel leaks at the fittings.
  7. Remove the pressure gauge.
  8. Start the engine and check for fuel leaks.

May 26, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Need instructions on changing fuel pump in a 2000 ford windstar

Tank—Fuel Removal
ani_caut.gif WARNING: Do not smoke, carry lighted tobacco or an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may ignite, resulting in possible personal injury.
ani_caut.gif WARNING: Fuel in the fuel system remains under high pressure even when the engine is not running. Before servicing or disconnecting any of the fuel system components, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spraying of fuel causing personal injury or a fire hazard.
NOTE: The fuel tank comes equipped with a composite protective shield mounted with the support straps on the right side of the fuel tank. Make sure the protective shield is installed correctly whenever the fuel tank is installed.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-00.
  1. Relieve the fuel pressure. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
  1. Drain the fuel tank. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Remove the fuel tank filler pipe hoses.
    • Remove the clamps.
  1. Disconnect the fuel pump connector.
  1. Disconnect the tank connections:
    1. Disconnect the fuel lines. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
    1. Disconnect the vapor tube fitting. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
  1. Remove the center fuel tank strap bolt and remove the support strap.
  1. Position a safety support under the fuel tank.
  1. NOTE: Safety support not shown for clarity.
    Remove the fuel tank support strap bolts.
  1. Partially lower the fuel tank while swinging the fuel tank support straps away from the fuel tank. Remove the straps and lower the fuel tank.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    Module—Fuel Delivery
    Special Tool(s) st1698b.gif Fuel Sender Wrench
    310-069 Removal
    1. Remove the fuel tank (9002). For additional information, refer to Tank—Fuel in this section.
    1. Clean the area around the fuel pump mounting flange.
    1. Remove the fuel module connections:
      1. Disconnect the fuel tank pressure sensor electrical connector.
      1. Disconnect the fuel fittings. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
    1. If repair or installation of new fuel lines or a new electrical harness is necessary, remove the fuel lines or harness from the fuel tank retaining clips and remove the appropriate assembly.
    1. Using the special tool, remove the fuel module retaining ring.
    1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: The fuel delivery module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm and filter.
      Remove the fuel delivery module from the fuel tank.
    1. NOTE: Make sure that the areas around the fuel delivery mounting area and the fuel delivery module flange are clean.
      NOTE: When installing the fuel delivery module, make sure to align locator tabs on the fuel tank mounting flange.
      To install, reverse the removal procedure.

May 26, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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