Fuel pressure regulator location and replacement?

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MACHO95
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  • 2004 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
Where is the fuel pressure regulator located on the truck listed above with a 5.4l?
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 AT 8:26 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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The fuel pressure regulator is located on the fuel rial up at the engine. Here are the instruction to replace it which also shows the location as well. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
JRFINDS
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In the book it says it has bolts to the fuel rail and here on your instructions says it has a clip. Just want to double-check, the fuel pressure regulator is on the passenger side at the end of valve cover going back right?
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Can you get a picture of the part that you are looking that bolts to the engine?

Normally fuel pressure regulators just have the fuel lines clip onto the regulator so I am not sure what you are seeing in the book that says it bolts on.

I attached the process below from Alldata. Please let us know what you are looking at and we can go from there. Thanks
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
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JGILLIS4372
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How do you remove the Fuel Pressure Regulator. The FPR does not have any retaining screws just O-rings.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
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Hello,

The fuel pressure regulator is near the top of the engine on the fuel rail here are diagrams and instructions on how to replace it. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
Tiny
NANUKE
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  • 2000 FORD F-150
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Where is the fuel regulator located. How do you remove it.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hello

The fuel pressure regulator is on the fuel rail and is bolted on. Here are instructions and diagrams below so you can see the location and how to change it. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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Where is the fuel pressure regulator located?
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
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Its on the fuel injection manifold rail-it will look similar like below
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
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8MPG
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  • V8
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Runs great but after driving for a little bit kind of hard to start sometimes, but not always and terrible fuel mileage. Eighteen gallons used to go 190 to 220 miles now 150 miles on a good day.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
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DANNY L
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Hello, I am Danny.

I have attached a tutorial showing you how to test your fuel pressure. There is a Schrader valve located on the fuel rail to test. Pressure should be 35-45 PSI with engine running.Hope this helps and feel free to ask questions if you have any. Danny-

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
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THOMAS BENTON
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Alright I have the truck listed above, it has the first year 302 fuel injected engine, automatic transmission, and two wheel drive. I ve never had a problem out of this truck until now. I ll let it warm up then I ll drive. From 0-15 mph exactly it sputters kind of but it is more like it s cutting in and out. Then as soon as you hit 15 mph it ll run like a race car. It ll let you go as fast as you want and as much power as you want for about a mile or a couple of minutes. Then the engine will cut out to idle or 1-2 rpm's until you reach exactly 30 mph then you ll do the whole process again. When the rpm's drop and engine drops to idle if you cut it off it resets it and lets you go as fast and as powerful as you want. I ve changed both fuel pumps and fuel filter. Not sure what else to do. I m not the best mechanic In the world but I can do basics. Thanks any help would be much appreciated.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

That is an interesting one. Have you checked fuel pressure? Have you checked for diagnostic trouble codes?

Here is a link that explains how to retrieve codes. Try this first.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/ford-lincoln-mercury-obd1-1995-and-earlier-diagnostic-trouble-code-definition-and-retrieval

Next, if there are no codes, I need you to check fuel pressure. I realize the pump is replaced, but it could be related to a bad fuel pressure regulator. Here is a link that explains how that is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Also, the fuel pressure regulator is on the fuel rail See picture 1. Remove the vacuum hose and confirm that it changes pressure and that there is no evidence of fuel in the vacuum hose.

Last, if nothing checks bad as far as the fuel system, we need to check the ignition control module (TFI) on the distributor. See picture 2.

Let me know.

Joe
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