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I replaced the fuel pump in my 1998 ford windstar. I was told it was the fuel pump from the repair shop. They wanted 700.00 to fix it. It still wont start. What do I need to do after installing it back into my van? I can hear it when I turn the key on.

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  • dthorn292005 Apr 28, 2010

    I did it myself. How do you prime it?

  • dthorn292005 Apr 28, 2010

    yes thank you



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Then most likely, the fuel pump is fine - was it primed properly? only the garage will know. If it is soon after the repair was done - call and have them tow back at their expense. Labor should come with at LEAST a 30 day warranty.
Or are you saying you got their advice, but did it yourself?


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    blueextc3221 Apr 28, 2010

    Here is the entire procedure....

    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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