Fuel pump replacement

Tiny
CALLENRSUE
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  • 2000 MERCURY COUGAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
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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Saturday, January 15th, 2011 AT 4:13 AM

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Tiny
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Disconnect the fuel pump wiring.
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Saturday, January 15th, 2011 AT 4:48 AM
Tiny
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Rotate module clockwise to remove.
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Saturday, January 15th, 2011 AT 4:55 AM
Tiny
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That is what I am looking at. I am trying to get the whole module out I believe 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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Saturday, January 15th, 2011 AT 5:06 AM
Tiny
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Tried that maybe a little more force did not want to break it it must just have a twist lock collar down in there I cannot see?
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Saturday, January 15th, 2011 AT 5:11 AM
Tiny
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Got it out it is counterclockwise on the module/sender assembly just thought I would let everyone know.
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Sunday, January 16th, 2011 AT 12:49 AM
Tiny
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Yes, there is a lot of bad information out there. I pulled that from another post here. Who knows where it originated from.
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Sunday, January 16th, 2011 AT 5:16 AM

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