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 Post subject: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:30 pm 
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hey guys. hope someone can shed some light on this situation for me.

im trying to gain access to my fuel pump to replace.

my XH is ute with a hard tray, there is no panel to remove on the tray except a bunch of rivets holding the front panel down (closest to the front of the body).

i have removed the seats and exposed the panels to the cargo bay but there isnt a panel to gain straight access there either.

i have read that i need to remove brakes, u bolts spring and slide rear axel back to drop the tank and gain access... is this the only way ? any information would be appreciated... thank you..

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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:04 am 
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The panel at the front of the tray floor is what U need to remove. You may have to knock the rivets out at the back of the panel although I have never come across one with rivets; normally there is a line of screws.

 

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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:42 am 
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ahh the bottom panel in the photograph. its gunked with silicon but ill peel some off today and see what i can find man. thank you =)
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:57 pm 
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yeh looks like ill have to pop the tray from above. no panels behind seats come off, theyre all structural and welded.
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:01 pm 
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yup, it's the one with the screwdriver on it in your pics.

Once you've freed it up the fuel tank is right there and easy to access.

The panel on mine just sits there not even screwed down.
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:09 pm 
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thanks for the confirmation man, took me a fair bit of tom-foolery to make the decision. this is by far the easiest way... at least i wont have a problem re-fixing the tray back down.. brackets or whatever... easy stuff. what a dilema trying to access the tank.. LOL
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:14 pm 
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i think for re-fital ill just jimmy up some straight brackets and possibly some smaller L brackets and seal a nice rubber mat over the whole thing. would be nice if there was a panel you could just unscrew easily.... or if the tray had hex screws... all the heads on mine are all borked. although, not a problem.
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:53 am 
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I was thinking about using 1/4 turn screws or fitting a couple of boaty type lock thingies, but since I'm a lazy a*** I just rely on it's self weight, never been a problem so far.
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:15 pm 
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well mate, panel came up no problems... nothing but a chisel and hammer. all rusted screws.. everything is exposed. fuel pump came in today.. gonna remove the roll bar remove panel and get into it after work tomorrow....
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:25 pm 
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well mate, panel came up no problems... nothing but a chisel and hammer. all rusted screws.. everything is exposed. fuel pump came in today.. gonna remove the roll bar remove panel and get into it after work tomorrow....
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:56 am 
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Nice.

IIRC there's a couple of hints on replacing the fuel pump on here, might be worth a quick search unless you've done one before.

My own little pearl of wisdom would be not to smoke while doing the job. I was in the back of a mates Magna with the fuel hose off and spanner in my hand when my mate pointed out the glowing fiery thing wedged between my lips (what an idiot).
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:16 pm 
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so pics of whats happened. mission was successful after i pulled up the tray. replaced the fuel pump.

i wish to thank you guys for helping me with information. big ups
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:19 pm 
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all i have done is replace the pump.

there is a pic of relays which im still waiting to arrive, also have a new fuel filter which i will install this weekend along with a engine oil , trans change. but the ute works perfect now. thank you. big happy face. was sitting for 3 years
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:21 pm 
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didnt have to remove the tray roll bar , just propped up the panel as u can see. but yeh i stopped smoking for abit while this was going on... now the beers flow ... like a new fuel pump ;))))
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 Post subject: Re: `96 Ford Falcon XH fuel problem.
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:19 am 
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Well done.

Wouldn't mind a quick run down on how you change the fuel filter, I've got one sitting in a box waiting to go on, just not got round to it yet.
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