Fuel pump replacement instructions please?

Tiny
DAVE2984
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  • 2009 FORD F-150
  • 5.4L
  • V8
  • 4WD
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Hey guys my question is with my truck and the question is I was driving my truck when all the sudden stopped and a wrench lit up on the dash right away so I need to change fuel pump, please help!
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Saturday, June 27th, 2015 AT 7:05 PM

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Tiny
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Here is a guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

This video shows the job being done on a similar car but the process is the same.

https://youtu.be/h_VHxBmecj8

Check out the diagrams (Below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Saturday, June 27th, 2015 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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Thanks this fixed the problem I'm back ion the road this site is great! I can't believe it is free.
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Sunday, June 28th, 2015 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD F-150
  • 5.4L
  • V8
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First off, this truck is the XLT. There are a few things I want to know. First, I got a quite of $40.00 from AZ for the electronic fuel pump without the sender. My gauge works fine so therefor Id like to save the extra $100.00. $40.00 still sounded cheap for the pump. Moving on, whats the easiest way to do this job? I've got about 10 gallons of gas in the tank but I've seen videos of pulling back the truck bed for easy access. When pulling off the bed, should I have just 6 bolts to take out of the bed, disconnect the tail lights, and detach the fuel cap hose and that's all? How about separating the sender from the pump. How does that work? Also, when the new pump is installed, what should I do before cranking it? I would like to know about all of this. Thank y'all.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 10:56 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The only issue with removing the bed is rust. Often times the bolts break or won't come out. If you are able to remove them all, then it is simply of removing the fuel inlet tube from the side of the bed and wiring to the various components. Check out the diagrams (Below).

The bed will be quite heavy, so you will need help. Also, if you choose to do it this way, have somewhere to set the bed once it's off. You don't want to set it down on the bottom of the bed sides because it can bend, scrape or damage it in some way.

Once you have access, it is simply unbolting the fuel pump module from the top of the tank and removing the pump and float assembly. Once out, the pump needs to be removed from the module assembly. I attached a couple pics below of what you will see. In the first pic, I circled the actual pump.

If you decide to remove the tank, here are the directions. The attached pics correlate with the directions.

After tank removal, I included the directions for removing the bed. I'm not sure which way you want to go with it. If the truck doesn't have any rust issues, this may prove to be the easiest route.

REMOVAL

WARNING:
DO NOT SMOKE OR 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 INJURY.
FUEL IN THE FUEL SYSTEM REMAINS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE EVEN WHEN THE ENGINE IS NOT RUNNING.

1. Relieve the fuel pressure.
2. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Battery.
3. Raise and support the vehicle; refer to Maintenance/Service and Repair.

4. If equipped, remove the fuel tank skid plate.
1 Remove the bolts.
2 Lower the fuel tank skid plate.

5. Drain the fuel from the fuel tank.

6. Remove one hose clamp on the fuel tank filler pipe support.

7. Disconnect the fuel tank to filler pipe hose from the fuel tank.

8. Disconnect the fuel tank filler pipe vent hose from the fuel tank.
9. Position a Hi-Lift Jack under the fuel tank.
10. Remove the fuel tank support straps.
1 Remove the bolts.
2 Remove the fuel tank support straps.
Partially lower the fuel tank.
11. Using the special tool, disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel sender.
12. Disconnect the fuel tank front connections.
Disconnect the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) hose (A).
Disconnect the fuel tank pressure transducer electrical connector (B).

13. Release the rear EVAP hose clamp and disconnect the hose.

14. Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector.

15. Lower and remove the fuel tank.

INSTALLATION

1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Bed Removal

All vehicles
1. If equipped, roll up the tonneau cover.

Bi-fuel vehicles
2. Remove the bi-fuel tank.

All vehicles

3. Remove the fuel filler neck screws.

4. Disconnect the tail lamp harness electrical connector.
5. Disconnect the license plate lamps.
6. If equipped, unhook the trailer wiring harness electrical connector from the bumper.

7. Remove the fuel tank filler pipe to pickup bed bracket clamp.
8. Disconnect the rear axle vent tube from the pickup bed.

9. CAUTION: Use care not to scratch the pickup bed.

NOTE: The short pickup beds have six bolts and the long pickup beds have eight bolts.

Remove the bolts.

10. CAUTION:
- Use body decking protectors over the front corners of the pickup bed to prevent scratches.
- Lifting the pickup bed requires at least two people on each side.

Remove the pickup bed.

11. Inspect the J-nuts for damage; install new J-nuts if damaged.
12. Make sure the anti-squeak isolators are present and not damaged. Install new anti-squeak isolators if damaged.
13. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

As far as removing the fuel from the tank, you will need to use some safe form of transfer pump on this one. There is no drain.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 10:56 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I dropped the tank and did it that way without draining any gas. Wasn't much in there anyway. After replacement and primed, it cranked right up and has ran great. Thank you!
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 10:56 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi,

You are very welcome. I'm glad you got it taken care of. Please feel free to come back anytime in the future.

Take good care of yourself,
Joe
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