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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:02 am 
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Hey guys. i got a Ford EA Fairmont Ghia and my car died in the parking lot today after it started for like 2 seconds. after a few check ups i found out that my fuel pump is stuffed. i hit the petrol tank several times and then tried starting it and it started running, and for some reason it ran better then before, more responsive. My fuel consumption is high as well about 17L/100Kms.

can the fuel pump be replaced with ford parts or can it be replaced by a different brand, a more reliable one? due to the faulty fuel pump does that effect the fuel economy?

any help would be great

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:05 am 
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im not sure about economy or anything

but their are plenty of pump types you can get
goss and bosch are two that i KNOW are good

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:11 am 
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thanks, how much do u reckon they are? are they hard to put in?

i dun want to spend a lot of money at the mechanics and want to learn how to do it myself.

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:27 am 
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Any auto parts place like supercheap etc should be able to supply a replacement unit. Really doesn't matter that much about brand unless you are pushing high flow rates or pressure for heavily modified engines, they should all last 5-10years easily.

Replacing the pump is fairly easy, have to remove the acces plate in the base of the boot, remove the big black plastic retaining ring (this is the hardest part). I found the easiest way is to use a large flat screwdriver and a mallet to hit against the ribs on the outside of the ring, it will slowly come loose. Then you just have to remove the fuel pump hanger, replace the pump and put it back in.
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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:44 am 
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koool thanks heaps, ill get the parts tomorrow and give it a shot. if it don't work ill get someone who can to do it for me hahahaha. by the way i have a gregory book so that might be handy.

i read in one of the posts, what is that tool they talk about to remove the ring? is it worth buying?

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:48 am 
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Never seen it for sale anywhere, most make it up. I have changed fuel pumps in falcons many times and have never had a problem using the screwdriver and mallet.
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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 4:01 am 
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ill give it a shot with the mallet and screw driver, ill keep u up to date with my progress

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 5:12 am 
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Never seen it for sale anywhere, most make it up. I have changed fuel pumps in falcons many times and have never had a problem using the screwdriver and mallet.


hahah thats how i did it...

make sure you dont bang too hard and break the lil notch things off....
then your up s**t creek with only 1 paddle

dont ruin the clamp (hose clamp type thingy) because you need to reuse that

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 1:47 pm 
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koool thanks heaps, ill get the parts tomorrow and give it a shot. if it don't work ill get someone who can to do it for me hahahaha. by the way i have a gregory book so that might be handy.

i read in one of the posts, what is that tool they talk about to remove the ring? is it worth buying?


you can get the tool from ford, but unless your planning on doin a few fuel pumps per week then i wouldnt get it, from memory they cost around $60.

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 1:52 pm 
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thats quiet pricey, ill just do the screw driver and mallet job. i hope i dun break anything :? cause that just means i have to fork out more money to buy more parts

 

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alrite so far ive taken out the cover, unplugged the wiring. i hit the Lock ring with a screw driver and hammer but nothing is happening. not budging at all. and what about the fuel pipes? do i have to disconnect both of them and stopper them or just pull them out?

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:16 pm 
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i just pulled mine out... didnt worry about blocking them

make sure you get some air eventually

i never did.... man it was like half a slab of beer
so woooozy

keep on hitting the plastic thing

make sure you rotate which one you hit

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:25 pm 
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hmm i loosened up the metal ring around it but the plastic one is still a bit tight, imma yank off the tubes and block them with something before i pull it out. by the way is a new fuel pump for 190 bux at repco expensive??
thanks for the help

 

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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:26 pm 
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Yeah it takes a bit to get it started, just keep hitting it firmly (anti-clockwise) and it will start to budge.
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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:28 pm 
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so the black thing is a screw type lock? i also read from another post something about the sender =S i wouldn't have a clue where it is.

 

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