1999 Mercury Tracer

1999 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl 81556 miles

must the fuel tank be removed to replace the fuel pump?
February 10, 2010.

1999 Mercury Tracer L4-122 2.0L SOHC VIN P SFI

Follow procedures below:

1.Disconnect the battery ground cable. WARNING: Do not smoke, carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited, resulting in possible personal injury. CAUTION: Fuel supply lines will remain pressurized for long periods of time after engine shut down. This pressure must be relieved before servicing of the fuel system is begun. A valve is provided on the throttle body for this purpose. Remove the air cleaner and relieve system pressure by using Rotunda pressure gauge tool T80L-9974-A or equivalent and drain the system through the drain tube.
2.Relieve the fuel pressure.
3.Remove the rear seat cushion assembly.

4.Disconnect the two fuel delivery module electrical connectors.

5.Remove the four fuel delivery module access cover screws and remove the fuel delivery module access cover.

6.Remove the fuel line clip and disconnect the fuel line.

7.Open the fuel delivery module cover.
1 Remove the retainer ring.
2 Open the cover.

8.Remove the fuel delivery module.
1 Depress the locking tabs.
2 Remove the module.


1.To install, reverse the removal procedure.

*When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven.
*Install a new fuel pump mounting gasket and fuel line clip.
*Start the engine and check for leaks.

Feb 10, 2010.