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I have a 1987 diesel ford econoline van that ran out of gas. I know I need to get teh fuel filter off, but how! and then just pour some gas in it or is there something that will work better?

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SOURCE: Uninstalling and installing fuel filter

Fuel line tool. Can be found at any auto parts store. There are muptiaple sizes, so if you get a single one, make sure it's for your vechile. However, most tools come with all proper sizes. Once you have the tool, you slip it on the line, with the long end, you'll see what i mean, towards the filter. Push in and twist, while doing so pull line and filter away from each other. Line should pop right out. There might be some metal clips on the filter and line to keep them connected as a precaution. Those have to be removed to get the tool in proper area. A little note for you, I've worked in auto shops and I hate chaning the ford fuel filters. They are a pain in the but. Plain and simple. See, dirt can get up in where the tool goes making it harder to get line apart. Do you plan on keeping your vechile for a while? If not, is it worth paying for the tool just for this one use? I'm just saying think it over.

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SOURCE: where is the fuel pump located on the 1988 ford econoline F350

on the frame or the tank

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SOURCE: 1995 ford econoline van speedo/trans

It is either the speed sensor, the wireing in between ot the speedometer module it self. The sensor sends pulse train signal to the speedometer module and there it drives the speedometer and is divided in frequency by about 7 and feed to the computer and the cruise control. When the signal drops the Engine management computer thinks the speed is real slow and raises the transmission pressure.

In the one I had it was a cold solder jooint on the bacjk of the speedometer module itself but this was the divided output and the speedometer itself still worked. The easyest part would be the sensor that mounts on the rear axile I believe and should cost less than 30.00 dollars. If not that thebn it's the wiring or the speedometer module electronics..


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SOURCE: cant fine fuel filter on 1988 ford econoline van

inside the frame rail just to the rear of driver seat.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the fuel filter located on a 1987 Ford

The fuel filter is found in the front of the van on driver's side, as well. You also have to determine if the van is electric or mechanical fuel pump. If it is electrical, with a V8 engine, it could be towards the back near the firewall or the fuel tank. If you are having problems with the pump, and it is mechanical, the problem could be the diaphram is punctured. They only have limited usage, and may need to be replaced. I suggest also changing your fuel filter at the time you replace your pump. This is the most accurate information I can give you as I have had the same problem in the past. Fuel pumps normally get around 50K miles. depending on the usage and if you are in a dusty area or not, as road dust can clog your filters and lower the performance of your vehicle. Good luck

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