Question about 1998 Ford Escort

2 Answers

How do you remove the fuel pump in a 98 escort. i know its under the read seat, but it has this weird retaining contraption, like a bunch of cocentric rings.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 316 Answers

You will find your "fuel pump" retainer ring under the rear seat of the vehicle. Remember to disconnect the negative battery cable, and wait at least 1 minute before attempting to replace the fuel pump.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • its420_us Aug 23, 2010

    Disconnect the outer wire, clip then remove the 4 screws that cover the fuel pump retainer.Remove the plastic retainer clip from the vent line and remove the line from the retainer. Disconnect the inner wire clip. You will see the inner ring (which is the actual retainer) has 4 tabs the stick up about 1/8". Use a wooden dowel or plastic handle of a hammer or mallet, and a mallet or block of wood to tap the tabs counterclockwise. BE CAREFUL! you want to avoid any spark.

×

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 38 Answers

The ring is what locks the cover in place, turn the ring to unlock and remove

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HOW TO CHANG A FUEL PUMP ON 2002 BMW X5 3DI


BMW has a unique habit, the automaker has, for years, used the rear passenger area of its cars to mount items like batteries, fuel pumps and fuel pump sender units. It makes sense in a weird way as it does keep wire runs short and makes access to the fuel pump and the sender unit more convenient than in other vehicles. The downside is that you have to disassemble the passenger seat to gain access to the fuel pump and the fuel pump sender.

To replace the fuel pump, you have to remove the rear seat starting with the child safety seat holddown covers. The child seat holddown covers simply unclip and slide away.

Next, you have to remove loosen the rear seat back so you can remove the rear seat bottom. The rear seat back slides up slightly so the seat bottom can be removed. You remove the rear seat bottom, being careful to watch the seatbelt lap attachment units, by moving it out and forward. It may take several movements to do this. Once the seat is free, swing it vertical and out of the way.

With the rear seat out of the way, you will see the fuel pump and fuel pump sender access cover panel. It is a sheet of composite material with four access holes per side. Remove any holddown clips or nuts that you find in the access cover panel, being careful to leave it in place, for the moment. Once you have removed the clips or nuts that are used to hold down the access cover panel , place them in a secure spot out of the way, such as an ashtray or one of the cargo trays to ensure you that the clips or nuts don't become victims of the repair (they are easily lost).

Now, it's time to orient yourself to the fuel pump and fuel sender sites. Looking toward the rear of the BMW, you will find the fuel pump on the left (passenger side) of the vehicle and the fuel pump sender unit on the right (driver side).

Next, find the access holes in the fuel pump cover seal plate. Insert a 10 mm ratchet socket and drive arm and remove the fuel pump cover plate access screws.

Since you have already loosened the fuel pump and fuel pump sender access cover panel, simply remove the sheet of composite material and expose the fuel pump cover seal plate. Now, remove the metal fuel pump cover seal plate.

On removing the fuel pump cover seal plate, you have access to the fuel pump assembly. Looking at the top of the fuel pump assembly, you will see the power plug and fuel line.

Next, remove the power plug from the left hand side of the fuel and loosen the fuel line clamp. After loosening the fuel line clamp, remove the fuel line and place it in a small metal container to trap any fuel that might leak out.

Next, remove the fuel pump retaining ring. There is a special tool available from BMW to handle this chore. Or, if you take a flat-bladed screwdriver and a small hammer and place the blade of the screwdriver against one of the raised nubs on the retaining ring, you can gently tap the screwdriver, exerting pressure toward the rear of the X5, to loosen the retaining ring. Once it is loosened, unscrew the ring by hand.

Now, remove the fuel pump assembly and place it on a cloth on the ground. The cloth is there to absorb any leakage.

Now, take the replacement fuel pump and insert it into fuel pump site and replace the retaining ring, spinning it tight by hand. Then, take the screwdriver and hammer again and gently tap the ring, exerting pressure toward the front of the vehicle.

Reattach the power lead and fuel line, tightening the fuel line clamp, and you are finished.

Clean up and complete the repair by replacing the fuel pump cover seal plate and fuel pump access cover panel. Reinsert any clips or nuts to hold down the fuel pump access cover panel. And, reinsert the four 10 mm nuts for the fuel pump cover seal plate through the access cover panel and torque them down.

Finish up by reversing the seat removal steps.

That's it, you have just finished removing and replacing the fuel pump.

Nov 22, 2014 | BMW Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Where is fuel pump for 1996 mercury mystique located on the car and how do you remove it


SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Multi-Port Fuel Injection (MFI) Fuel Pressure Gauge T80L-9974-B
Removal
  1. Depressurize fuel system as outlined in Service Procedures- Fuel System Pressure Relief.
  1. Remove rear seat cushion. Refer to Section 01-10.
  1. Remove plastic grommet from floor pan.
  1. Disconnect fuel pump module electrical connector.
  1. NOTE: To disconnect fuel tubes from fuel pump module, compress tabs on both sides of each nylon push connect fitting and ease fuel tube out of fuel pump module.

    Disconnect fuel and vapor return tubes from fuel pump module.
  1. Turn fuel pump locking retainer ring counterclockwise using Fuel Tank Sender Wrench D84P-9275-A or equivalent and remove fuel pump locking retainer ring.
  1. NOTE: After fuel pump module removal, immediately cover fuel pump module opening in fuel tank in order to prevent fuel system contamination.

    Remove fuel pump module and cover fuel pump module opening in fuel tank.
  1. Remove fuel pump module O-ring seal and discard.
Installation
  1. NOTE: When cleaning fuel pump module mounting surface on fuel tank, use caution to prevent any foreign material from entering fuel system.

    Clean fuel pump module mounting flange and fuel pump module mounting surface and O-ring seal groove on fuel tank.
  1. Apply a light coat of Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C, -K or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B on a new O-ring seal to hold it in place and install it into the O-ring seal groove on the fuel tank.
  1. Install fuel pump module carefully to ensure that filter is not damaged. Make sure that locating keys are in keyways and O-ring seal remains in place.
  1. Hold fuel pump module in place and install fuel pump locking retainer ring finger-tight. Make sure that all locking tabs are under fuel tank lock ring tabs.
  1. Secure fuel pump locking retainer ring by rotating clockwise using Fuel Tank Sender Wrench D84P-9275-A or equivalent until fuel pump locking retainer ring rests against stops.
  1. Connect fuel and vapor return tubes to fuel pump module.
  1. Connect fuel pump module electrical connector.
  1. Install plastic grommet in floor pan.
  1. Install rear seat cushion. Refer to Section 01-10.
  1. Install Multi-Port Fuel Injection (MFI) Fuel Pressure Gauge T80L-9974-B as outlined in Service Procedures-Fuel System Pressure Relief.
  1. Turn ignition switch to RUN position for three seconds repeatedly (5 to 10 times) until pressure gauge reads at least 270 kPa (30 psi). Check for leaks at fittings.
  1. Remove pressure gauge, start engine and recheck for leaks.
Hope this helps

Aug 13, 2011 | 1996 Mercury Mystique

1 Answer

How to change the fuel pump on an 87 escort


Remove the rear seat cushion, then remove the sheet metal floor plate over the fuel pump flange, remove the retainer ring fuel pump lines and connetors and lift the fuel pump out.

Apr 13, 2011 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to fit a fuel pump in golf mark 3 cl


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: On CIS systems the main fuel pump is located under the vehicle in front of the rear axle or in front of the tank on the right side. 1990–92 Cabriolet, Golf, Jetta and Fox TRANSFER PUMP
  1. Remove the rear seat and the access cover.
  2. Disconnect the wiring and hoses and unscrew the lock ring.
  3. Carefully lift out the pump and gauge sending unit assembly.
  4. When installing the assembly, use a new seal.
MAIN PUMP
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Raise and safely support the rear or right side of the vehicle on jack stands.
  4. Disconnect the wiring from the pump. Clean any dirt away from the fuel line fitting.
  5. Use locking pliers to pinch off the fuel line from the transfer pump to the main pump. If the fuel line is metal, remove the rear seat and access panel and disconnect the line at the transfer pump.
  6. Place a pan under the pump and disconnect the fuel line fitting from the pump.
  7. Remove the retaining ring screws and slide the pump out of the reservoir. To install:
  8. Moisten the pump O-ring with a little fuel and slide it into the reservoir. Install the retaining ring screws.
  9. When connecting the fittings, use new copper washers and tighten the fittings to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
1993–99 Cabrio, Golf, and Jetta
  1. Remove the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove the rear seat and the access cover.
  5. Disconnect the wiring and hoses.
  6. Remove the fuel lines from the pump.
  7. On 1993–99 Golf, Jetta and Cabrio vehicles, unscrew the fuel pump retaining ring.
  8. On all other models, remove the mounting bolts and the fuel pump.
  9. Carefully lift out the pump and gauge sending unit assembly.
  10. Empty the fuel pump into an approved container. To install:
  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be sure to use new sealing rings and/or gaskets.
prev.gif next.gif

Aug 19, 2010 | 1993 Volkswagen Golf

2 Answers

How do i replace fuel pump on 1998 escort se 2.0


Removal & Installation WARNING Extreme caution should be taken when removing the fuel tank from the vehicle! Ensure that all removal procedures are conducted in a well ventilated area! Have a sufficient amount of absorbent material in the vicinity of the work area to quickly contain any fuel spillage. NEVER store waste fuel in an open container, as it presents a serious fire hazard!

This procedure will require a new fuel pump gasket for pump installation, so be sure to have one before starting.
  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the rear seat cushion and unplug the electrical connectors from the fuel pump.
  4. Unfasten the four pump access cover screws and remove the cover.
  5. If equipped, unplug the pump electrical connector located under the cover.
  6. Unfasten the fuel line clip(s) and disconnect the line(s) from the pump.
  7. Use a fuel pump locking ring removal tool or a brass drift and a hammer to unfasten the pump locking retaining ring.
  8. Remove the fuel pump and the gasket from the tank.


ac8ef02.gif

To install:
  1. Install a new gasket and place the pump into position in the tank.
  2. Install the pump locking retaining ring.
  3. Connect the fuel line(s) to the pump and install the line retaining clip(s).
  4. If equipped, attach the fuel pump electrical connection(s).
  5. Install access cover, then tighten the retainers.
  6. Attach the pump electrical connector(s).
  7. Install the rear seat cushion.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
  9. Start the car and check for proper operation.

May 13, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Were is the fuel pump located on a 1995 ford escort ? i was going over a railroad track and my car just died. It will turn over though


Fuel pump is located in the fuel tank. You can access fuel pump trough rear of the vehicle in some models thru trunk afer removing carpet, or never models behind rear seat. You have to remove rear seat to access fuel pump .
Check your fuel pressure before removing fuel pump, somethimes your fuel shutt off switch could be malfunctioning.

Feb 21, 2010 | 1995 Ford Escort

2 Answers

Wheres the fuel pump located


Hello rand1958: My name is Roger and I will help. The fuel pump is located in the fuel tank. You can access the pump by removing the rear seat cushion. Remove the 4 screws in the floor cover. unplug the fuel pump wire harness. Remove the fuel line locks. BE CAREFUL as fuel lines may be under pressure. Remove pump lock ring to remove the fuel pump. I would also recommend replacing the fuel filter at the same time. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer as this way I know it was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

Feb 15, 2010 | 1997 Ford Escort

2 Answers

Changed the fuel pump on my 98 escort gti now it


usally the TFI module is the cause. remove it from the distibutor and take it to a chain auto parts store. they test it for free.

Dec 27, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

1 Answer

What is the access to the fuel pump on 89 Escort, is it under rear seat or do you need to remove the gas tank?


it's inside the gas tank. pull back seat theres a access panel in the floorboard pull the panel you'll see the fuel tank the sender and pump are connected to those lines going into your fuel tank

Jul 10, 2009 | 1989 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Fuel gauge problem


yes the sending unit is defective, to replace it remove the back seat cushion, under it u will find a sheet metal plate, remove this plate and u will find the access plate on the top of the fuel tank, undo the retaining ring with a brass drift or wood mallet (don't use anything with iron or steel u may cause a fire), remove the sending unit/fuel pump module and reverse to reinstall. Be careful to not break the fuel module connector on the top of tank, also make sure you have less than 1/2 tank of gas or it will spill all over when u remove the sender.

Mar 04, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Escort Logo

Related Topics:

125 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5522 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...