Mechanics

FUEL PUMP

2000 Mercury Cougar • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 140,000 miles

I have a 2000 mercury cougar and I am replacing the fuel pump I have got the lock ring off the tank. Down inside the tank is the pump inside a white plastic sending unit housing. How do you release that housing from the tank is there a trick to releasing it?
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Callenrsue
January 15, 2011.



Disconnect the fuel pump wiring


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Fixitmr
Jan 15, 2011.
Rotate module clockwise to remove.


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Fixitmr
Jan 15, 2011.
That is what I am looking at I am trying to get the whole module out I beleive the pump has a filter sock on it so I assume I have to pull the whole module to get the pump out of the housing?


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Callenrsue
Jan 15, 2011.
Tried that maybe a little more force didn't want to break it it must just have a twist lock collar down in there I can't see?


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Callenrsue
Jan 15, 2011.
Got it out it is counterclockwise on the module/sender assembly just thought I would let everyone know.


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Callenrsue
Jan 16, 2011.
Yah, there's a lot of f'd imformation out there. I pulled that from another post here. Who knows where it originated from.


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Fixitmr
Jan 16, 2011.