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In order to "drop" a gas tank, you should remove a much fuel as possible before beginning. Once empty, jack up the vehicle (making sure it is secure and safe) and then unscrew the two straps used to hang the tank to the vehicle's undercarriage. Once the tank is down, please refer to the attached videos for the actual fuel pump removal and replacment.




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2001 Mercury... | Answered on Aug 31, 2020

You will find bolt,s or straps holding it to the frame of the car.Remove the filler pipe first remove fuel line to the front of the car remove wiring harness to fuel pump.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Aug 31, 2020

Cold air intakes are for hot rodding. Try and pin point the area of your noise. It could be your alternator bearing, or an idler bearing, or just a loose belt. Any one of which may go away when the engine gets warm. It could be a dirty air filter needing to be changed. More detailed analysis will locate and find the cause.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Feb 26, 2020

Is the battery going dead while you drive or when it's sitting? If it's going dead while you drive check the belt and tensioner. Do this, turn everything on then start the engine and rev it several times then carefully touch the alternator pulley if it's real hot the tensioner is bad and you need to replace it and the belt, in many cases the alternator will need almost 15 HP to turn under load, I hope this helps. Take care. If you have any questions for me use comments and it will show up in my email.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019

Take it back to the shop that repaired it. They should repair it under warranty.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on May 21, 2019

My 2001 Cougar control won't lock nor unlock the car and it just beeps rapidly when i press the controller, could it be the sensor on the door hinge? I noticed it's a little rubber boot. What could it be?

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Feb 14, 2019

Hello Cougar446,

If you able to open your trunk with the electric release you will be able to access the lock mechanism.

Once you have access to the lock it should be obvious if it is broken or just needs a little lubricant (silicone spray lube) sprayed into the key access slot.

PS: If you have a spare key that has less wear and tear on it, try that key.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 16, 2017

Hard to say what it is. Ckeck to make sure egr valve is closed by default. Check for vacuum leaks--especially intake manifold gaskets. See my notes at the link.
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2001 Mercury... | Answered on Sep 14, 2017

Could be air in system and right side not applying brakes. Also the internal rubber in brake line where solid metal line attaches to can deteriorate and form a blockage for brake fluid to not reach caliper on right side.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 14, 2017

If you can remove components that are in your line of sight to check where the leak is coming from, it would help. Sometimes leaks come from hoses or sensor housing which mount to engine block.
Prior to removing anything, may want to use de-greaser or steam clean entire engine.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 13, 2017

Check the fuse
If its ok che C h the pump

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 03, 2016

The filter is located inside the transmission, you must remove the pan on the bottom of the transmission, very messy fluid will go all over the place and onto you in must cases.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on Jul 01, 2016

You most likely have a defective transmission my friend.

2001 Mercury... | Answered on May 16, 2016

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