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1982 ford f-250 having trouble getting the new 12 volt electric fuel pump to **** the gas from the gas tank, no clogs or leaks. Any ideas?

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  • drewbankston Nov 15, 2009

    The fuel pump placement was modified by the previous owner, and is under the hood now, we just replaced the old electric fuel pump with a newer one.

  • cahazuka May 11, 2010

    is the electric fuel pump higher than the gas tank and too far away from the tank? try putting the pump close to the tank and at the same level as the tank.



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Some ford use two pumps, one in the tank and a pusher pump on the frame rail. you sure that is not the problem???

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