All Replacement items are backed by a 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. Also make sure there is no pressure in the line. Not where you used to look. Next, Disconnect the electrical terminals from the pump by depressing the tab on the locking terminals. I recomend blowing off any and all dirt from the top of the tank before you remove the ring or the pump, so that it does not fall into the tank. They must be disconnected with the fuel tank partially removed from the vehicle.
Just get the new one in asap, and make sure you note the direction of fuel flow on the filter, and replace in the same direc … tion. Decreased level of driving quality, poor general performance, suboptimal gas mileage, or exposure to possible unit failure are just some down sides of driving a vehicle with a defective component. For more information go to. These reviews are from anyone who purchased those parts, in this case a Fuel Pump, so you can feel confident that you know what you are buying. All of our Fuel Pumps are guaranteed to fit if you use enter your Mercury Cougar into your Year Make Model selector. Fuel will spill out when you disconnect the filter.
If you do have a good power and ground the pump is likely bad and needs to be replaced. Drain coolant from petcock valve on pass. Remove the retainer clips at both ends of the filter. Disconnect the fuel lines from the filter and then take out the filter. If your sending unit retaining ring is damaged or rusted you can get a replacement. Locate the fuel filter, which is underneath the vehicle near the fuel tank.
For carburated engine there is a screw in filter located on the carburator, take the air cleaner off. This will allow you to remove the heat shield. It is behind a plastic cover. Key the ignition and verify fuel pressure at the fuel rail. Apply the parking brake for additional security. Also check for any signs of fuel leaks at the pump or filter.
Tighten the plug when the tank is drained. Apply pressure to the filter and the fuel line until the quick release tabs are engaged. I don't know why Ford does this but they do. Check for a good power and ground at the fuel pump, if you don't have a power and ground then you'll have to trace the wiring back and find out why you don't have power. It is under the car, in the rear, just ahead of the wheel, on the passenger side. The Mercury car fuel filter attaches to the fuel line and strains the fuel for any impurities.
Tools Used: Tools, Jacks 2 , Wheel chocks 2 , Crescent wrench, Drain pan, Socket set, Socket wrench, Channel locks Hammer optional , Flat head screwdriver optional Remove a Fuel Pump Raise the hood to access the engine compartment. Once the straps are removed and out of the way, the fuel tank will come straight down. This will help the gasket seat and not distort. Now if you do not have spark or fuel, it is the computer. Putting it back together is a snap compared to getting it apart! You can take the fuel pump out of the gas tank easier once the tank is on the ground and you have elbow room to pull the pump out of the top of the tank. The Mercury Cougar fuel pump is electric so you should check its fuses and relays before inspecting the fuel pump. If they come off, the fuel line will come off, and your car will stall, which can be dangerous under certain circumstances.
Reconnect the hoses and electrical connector then tighten the support strap bolts that hold the tank in place. It has a window that allows you to see the fuel filter, which is a silver or black cylinder about 3 in. Mercury Cougar My 94 Cougar had the original fuel filter under the car on the passegers sidenear the door area. Take the fuel filter out of the bracket. Be sure you hear a click when sliding them into place, and check that the fuel lines are secure by trying to pull them off.
Remove the bolts from the fuel tank support straps 9092. It is right near the fuel tank. Note: Be sure to cover the fuel filler and vent openings so water does not get in the fuel. Since 1886, Bosch has developed innovative products—including spark plugs, starters, brakes and steering system parts—for the automotive aftermarket. If you do have a good power and ground the pump is likely bad and needs to be replaced. Disconnect the fuel lines, disconnect the rear fuel supply return, vapor tubes, and electrical connector from the fuel pump then remove remove from car. Great fit, efficient performance, and robust style are the defining characteristics of Airtex's original equipment equivalent fuel pump.
Remove the four 13mm bolts that hold the fuel tank in the car. Wait for the engine to stall, relieving the fuel pressure. It is located, as already a … nswered. Watch for that high pressure line. If you can pull the filter apart from the fuel line without pushing the spring lock couplings, the quick release tabs are not engaged and the filter is not secured.
Then, remove the fuel pump relay from the relay pane and start the engine. Install the pump assembly back into the fuel tank using the new gasket. I don't know why Ford does this but they do. Rotate the pump until the two line up. Make sure they are properly tightened so there are no fuel leaks, and that pressure is maintained at about 36 in-lbs.