Getting Her Ready

Discussion in 'V8 Discussion' started by Funmart6, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Funmart6

    Funmart6 my name is mud

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    Thank you. The car sat for quite a while with only a few gallons of gas in it so I am hoping that the sending unit is just stuck a bit. I can imagine the float is trying to rise up but it is so used to being down that it is just stuck there. Dropping the tank to get to it is no problem, just time. I'll get it sorted out eventually.

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    Funmart6 my name is mud

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    Your potentiometer on the pump is problably rusted sitting on long time with a low level of fuel (not protected by fuel).

    I think it possible to change only the potentiometer but its trouble. (You have to do the same job as changing the pump + dissasembling the pump.) The other fact is if your car is over 135 k, it will be a good plan to change the whole pump because at this point it starts to loose power progressively until bugs appear.

    However if you change the whole assembly, you have to be very carefull because Ford made changes on the gas pump all along the 4 years of production...

    I have made a post about the gas pump differences year by year on discussion or maintenance sections in the last 3 years. (Sorry, I forgot precisely.)

    The differences can be a real bug if you don't mind about them. For exemple, the place of the pressure sensor changed like 3 times (one year, 97 or 98, is on the top of the pump rather than on the tank...) and wire of the pump going to it has the exact lenght for it. Then, a wrong year = wire too long or too short...

    IIRC, I put some photos on the post to help understand the differents setting.

    But it's doable, good luck,
     
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    Funmart6 my name is mud

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    Very helpful to know. Thank you.

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