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I have a 1997 escort with a problematic check engine light, found out its the fuel pressure sensor. now i need to find out if this can be easily fixed or does the whole fuel tank have to be dropped.

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The fuel pressure sensor should be mounted in the engine compartment on the fuel rail. Go to the autozone website at autozone.com and register your vehicle. It's free and you will have access to an online repair manual for the vehicle. The information on the fuel pressure sensor and the entire fuel system should be there. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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