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How do I remove the fuel regulator at the top of the fuel sending unit ?

I have removed fuel pump from the tank ,I cant get the metal part off the top of the fuel pump to replace it.

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Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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  • Shade Tree All Repair

    These often go bad plus the one in the tank are only on with press fittings from the factory and need cut off very carefully and replaced with screw head clamps

  • Shade Tree All Repair

    also you have to get a chisel and tap with a hammer the metal ring couter clockwise to remove it from the tank in one piece do it firm but gently make sure where you are hitting will be stable and solid enough to take the hit left or counterclockwise

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    This is what the complete unit looks like removed.

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    if your tank just has the 8mm bolts it just unscrews and pops right out of the tank no problem

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SOURCE: Help replacing fuel pump and sending unit 79 Ford Fairmont

you should have two metal bands/strapes hold the tank in place, a bolt on each end of the strapes. disconnect the fill neck, supply and return lines, the wires for the pump and sending unit. if possible get the fuel level as low as you can. gas is heavy. lift the car up as far as you can, i say 2 and a half to 3 feet off the ground. a car lift is even better. the fuel pump will be held in place with a ring, use a hammer and punch to drive the ring counterclockwise to remove. don't let any dirt go into the tank.

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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: do i require the fuel tank sending unit wrench

i fixed my windstar fuel pump problem.. fuse number 5 was blown.. replaced the fuse and all is better.. however i do hear an electrical spark when the fuel pump disengages .. (turning the key to the acc position)

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