2002 Mercury Cougar what is wrong

Tiny
SEXYMAN99
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  • 2002 MERCURY COUGAR
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 130,000 MILES
My car started sputtering while going down the road then it just died so now it want fire up an I am wondering if it is the fuel pump because I changed the spark plugs an wires an then I checked to see if fuel was geting to the engine an it wasnt getting any fuel and if it is the fuel pump can u tell me how to replace it because there is no manuals for this car
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 7:21 PM

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Tiny
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2002 Mercury Cougar

NOTE: Fuel feed line connectors are White or are identified by a White band. Fuel return line connectors are Red or are identified by a Red band.

FUEL TANK
Removal & Installation
1. Release fuel pressure. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove rear seat cushion. Remove rubber grommet from floor pan. Clean area to prevent contamination in fuel tank. Disconnect fuel pump module connector. On vehicles without returnless fuel systems, disconnect fuel feed and return lines from fuel pump module by squeezing tabs on fuel lines together and carefully pulling fuel lines from fuel pump module. On vehicles with returnless fuel systems, disconnect fuel feed line from fuel pump module by squeezing tabs on fuel lines together and carefully pulling fuel lines from fuel pump module.

2. On all vehicles, raise and support vehicle. Disconnect fuel filter outlet connector. Support exhaust system. Detach exhaust hanger insulators. Remove center exhaust heat shield. Detach stabilizer bar clamps and links. Support fuel tank. Remove fuel tank support strap bolts. Partially lower fuel tank. Remove stabilizer bar and fuel tank support straps. Disconnect fuel filler neck from fuel tank. Disconnect fuel vapor recirculation hose. Disconnect onboard refueling vapor recovery refueling hose (if equipped). Remove fuel tank.
3. Using Fuel Tank Sender Wrench (310-065A on returnless system, 310-065 on without returnless system), turn retainer ring counterclockwise and remove retainer ring. Remove fuel pump module. Cover fuel tank opening. Remove and discard "O" ring.
4. Ensure fuel pump and mounting surface is clean. Lubricate NEW "O" ring with suitable grease. Carefully install fuel pump module into fuel tank. Using fuel tank sender wrench, install retainer ring. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Pressurize fuel system and check for leaks.
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 7:38 PM

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