Truck-Fuel-Pump

So around the beginning of 2016 the fuel pump in my truck decided to die, in my Quest to keep it alive I started looking into a fix

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Good news on a Truck is the fuel pump is actually one of the easier things to fix since it sits under the bed and can be accessed on top of the tank. with a good amount of research I found that you can take out the bed bolts on the tank fill side, loosen on the opposite side and prop it up like a grand Piano lid. some electrical disconnects had to be done to pull it off including the drivers side break light.

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Another shot showing the red neck setup. note no luxurious Garage here its out in the Jungles of South Florida. the 2×4 was cut to length and added as the main prop up stick with the jack acting as a backup.

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PITA effort trying to confirm the part # before ordering a new one. Ford makes all kinds of truck even with in the F250 class however most have the same pump I found out for a given year / generation despite tank size.

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Had a Half tank that had to be pumped out of the tank, the siphon hose did not want to go down the filler tube so I went thru the pump access screw on lid

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A shot of the freshly pulled pump

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the prop up stick is jammed against the tire so it keeps the truck box & topper secure while fiddling around with gasoline, fuel lines & pumps in a confined area.

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Old pump top cap

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Bottom of the old pump, the fuel turns the white plastic to a very funky mummified brown color. Filler screen on the left, sender arm on the right

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gloves are a must

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Tank was VERY surprisingly clean for 17 years and low octane fuel

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New pump from Rock Auto, a spot on match for the old one and its an official Ford Pump

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Getting the giant 8″ dia screw on jar cap threaded back on was the most difficult part of the fix. used some Vaseline, a wooden dowel and a rubber mallet to get it all the way down.

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humpty dumpy is back together

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40 PSI of fuel pressure at the rail hallelujah parse the Truck Gods

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A close up of the Gauge

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