Mechanics

HOW CAN I CHANGE THE FEUL PUMP

1996 Ford Explorer

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

My ford explorer won.T start, the fuel pump is defect
How can I change it ore how can I test it is there an manuel about the fuel system.
Is it possible that the fuel pomp is defect,
Hope to get some help
Where is the fuel pump hiden, I think under the car near the fuel tank?
But I can not find, do you need to remove the fuel tank?
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Thewanderer00
April 9, 2008.




The fuel pump is in the gas tank! Unplug the connector, turn the key to on, and test the wires for voltage. Check your fuses in the car and under the hood, and the fuel pump relay, also under the hood in the power distrbution box.

Merlin2021
Apr 9, 2008.
Oke the plugg is that the one near the fuel filter
there is a big bundel of wires.
Can you help me with a foto or manuel to get the good fuel pump relay.
I have the manuel of the fuses
but don't have a manuel from the relais box.
The fuses are good I tested them
The told me te pump is defect
hope you can help me more.

Tiny
Thewanderer00
Apr 9, 2008.
#12 fuse in the power distribution box is the fuel pump fuse 20 amp....so is the fuel pump relay I don't have a diagram but it's on the right fender apron under the hood, have some one turn the key to on and listen for the click of the relay...you need to turn the key off for a minute or two between tries...the owners manual should have the legend of this box in it!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Test_Connector_Pre96_5.jpg


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Self_Test_Conn_1.jpg


Jump the pump test pin to the single wire connector that is with this connector, usually mounted on the left fender, this will test the pump circuit...

Merlin2021
Apr 9, 2008.
Oke thanks i wil try that out tomorrow.
it is strange , but from one on a other day or moment the motor won't start . every one said that the fuel pump is jamed or defect .
I will try your information first. and i like to fix the problem ,. it's putting me to a big Question..
normaly you find the pump in 2 ore 3 minutes but by this car i think that you need to remove the tank .
its a big ........... work the tank is full .
hope that i may write my results tomorrow.

Thank so far. Eric.

by the way there are also two diodes what do the do ??


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/177086_diodes_1.jpg




Tiny
Thewanderer00
Apr 9, 2008.
Oke the fuse is oke
the relai makes a kliking sound
but stil no. Engine sound.
He won't start
i am very. Thinking it is the fuel pump
how do I get that thing out the gas tank
does any one had the same problem, to give me some hints to remove the pump.

Sorrie for my bad english writing.

Regards Eric. From the netherlands

still hoping to fix my ford.

Tiny
Thewanderer00
Apr 10, 2008.
Hello, there
This weekend we dismouted the fuel tank. It not zo easy, lots of wires.
The fuel pump is the problem, it is jammed.
Thanks for the information.
Now I need to buy a new one and the problem is over I hope.
But it is verry dum ore the way the fuel pump is installed, it.S on a verry dificult place.
I am thinking to place an pump outside the fuel tank.
But I don't no if that is possible,

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Tiny
Thewanderer00
Apr 13, 2008.
Those diodes make sure power flows one way only, test with continuity tester, should only work in one direction. First, drop the gas tank, unplug the connections, use a spanner wrench to remove the lock ring, or a hammer and BRASS punch. Pull out the old pump, dissconnect the wires, noting where the go, install new pump. Reinstal lock ring, plug in the connector, install the tank! Try to remove all but about 1 gallon of gas, or the tank will be HEAVY!
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Merlin2021
Apr 14, 2008.

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