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Access panel for fuel pump - 2000 Ford Taurus

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\015\012Fuel Tank & Fuel Pump Module Assembly\015\012Removal & Installation\015\012To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section. \015\012
  2. Shift the vehicle into NEUTRAL and position it on a hoist. \015\012
  3. Release the fuel pressure. \015\012
  4. Disconnect the negative battery cable. \015\012
  5. Remove the fuel tank filler cap. \015\012
  6. Drain as much fuel from the tank as possible. \015\012
  7. Using suitable hose pinching pliers, clamp the fuel tank filler hose. \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Clamp the fuel tank filler hose in the location shown \015\012ford-05-00-396.gif
  8. Disconnect the three quick connect couplings from the fuel tank tubes at the tank. \015\012
  9. Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector. \015\012
  10. Disconnect the fuel filter inlet tube from the filter. \015\012
  11. Position a suitable lifting device under the fuel tank. \015\012
  12. Remove the two fuel tank support strap bolts. \015\012
  13. Lower the fuel tank to access the fuel pump module while swinging the fuel tank support straps away from the tank. \015\012
  14. Clean the area around the fuel pump mounting flange. \015\012
  15. Disconnect the fuel pump module electrical connector and the fuel pump module fuel outlet tube. \015\012
  16. Using the special tool, turn the fuel pump module retaining ring counterclockwise and remove it. \015\012CAUTION
    The fuel pump module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm, filter and convolute hoses.
  17. Turn the fuel pump module counterclockwise and the fuel pump module will release from the locking tabs. Remove the fuel pump module from the fuel tank.
\015\012To Install:
  1. Install the fuel pump module in the fuel tank. \015\012
  2. Connect the fuel pump module electrical connector and the fuel pump module fuel outlet tube. \015\012
  3. Raise the tank into position and install the mounting strap bolts. Tighten the bolts to 26 ft-lbs (35 Nm). \015\012
  4. Connect the fuel lines and electrical connectors at the fuel tank. \015\012
  5. Lower the vehicle and refill the tank. \015\012
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. \015\012
  7. Turn the ignition key to the ON position to pressurize the fuel system. \015\012
  8. Visually inspect the fuel system for leaks.
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