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How do i know if the fuel pump is working on my 1988 ford crown victoria and if needed, how hard is it to change?

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You can tell if the fuel pump is working when you turn the car to the "on" position, not cranking it over, but just on, you should hear the pump prime.

Im not sure how hard they are to change however, if it's an in-tank filter, you need to drain, and drop the tank to change it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

  • Bill Nov 16, 2009

    When you turn your car to the "on" position, without cranking, you should be able to hear a humming sound, that's the fuel pump primeing itself.

    Check for fuses if you cant hear it.

    As for replacing it, i think that's a in-tank pump, which means you would need to drain the tank, drop it, and access the pump, if it is even accessable ( not sure )

    But i would try to check fuses and see if you can hear it first.

    Also, make sure your fuel filter isnt clogged.

    That's on the right side, just infront of the rear tire, mounted on the frame.



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