I am having trouble changing the fuel pump on my cougar. We have got to the pump through the back seat of the car and we can see the pump but are having issues getting the pump to come out. Theres wires connected to it. Do you pull the wires? And if so how? We dont want to break it in any way. I have heard the fuel pump of this model was recalled? Is that possibly why the fuel pump I purchased at auto zone looks nothing like the fuel pump im looking at in the car? Can you please give me some specific steps as to how to change the fuel pump?
WARNING: DO NOT SMOKE OR CARRY LIGHTED TOBACCO OR OPEN FLAME OF ANY TYPE WHEN WORKING ON OR NEAR ANY FUEL RELATED COMPONENTS. HIGHLY FLAMMABLE VAPORS ARE ALWAYS PRESENT AND MAY IGNITE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY .
Remove the fuel tank See: Fuel Tank Service and Repair.
Using the special tool, remove the fuel pump locking ring.
Disconnect the fuel pump module electrical connector.
Remove the fuel pump module.
Rotate the pump clockwise to remove.
Remove and discard the O-ring seal.
Install a new O-ring seal and locking ring.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.