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How to remove the fuel pump from a ford explorer 1996 can not get fuel pump off of gas tank

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  • rjlauria47 May 29, 2010

    Do you already have the tank removed ? What exactly is the problem your having with removal ?

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Removing the fuel pump requires lowering the fuel tank from the vehicle, the fuel lines require special tools to remove the lines from the pump without damaging the lines( tool availiable at parts store) then remove the lock ring by turning counter clockwise , then the pump , is held to the bottom of the tank by a clip on each side of the pump once depressed the pump will come out.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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SOURCE: need help replacing fuel pump. 1996 ford

Disconnect the battery & any fuel lines you can and the same with electrical connectors first of all. Drain the tankwith a siphon pump if 3 gallons or more of fuel is present. It gets heavy to replace back in and dangerous too.. Have the tank supported now & remove the bolts from the tanks mounting straps. Drop the tank down about 6 inches and check for other connection that need to be removed
RFemove the center retainer to remove the fuel pump with the sending unit
I would replace both items since it is an older car and also replace the filter sock to the pump too
Reverse this procedure to install

Posted on Jun 18, 2010

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Fig. 1: Fuel pump and sending unit used on the Regular Cab Ranger pick-up

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Fig. 2: Fuel pump and sending unit used on the Super Cab Ranger pick-up

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Fig. 3: Fuel pump and sending unit used on the Explorer and Mountaineer
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