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My 1990 5.0 HO lx hatchback needs a fuel pump. is it in the gas tank? and do i need the hanger assembly?

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Yes, it's in the tank. Whether to buy the hanger depends on whether your fuel gauge works properly. If the gauge doesn't work right, and your gauge sender (also in the tank) is bad, then it may be more economical to buy the whole in-tank assembly with pump, sender, and hanger. If the pump failure was caused by corrosion, be sure to clean out the tank well, and maybe even replace the tank! Good luck!

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