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How do i replace fuel pump on 1998 escort se 2.0

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Removal & Installation WARNING Extreme caution should be taken when removing the fuel tank from the vehicle! Ensure that all removal procedures are conducted in a well ventilated area! Have a sufficient amount of absorbent material in the vicinity of the work area to quickly contain any fuel spillage. NEVER store waste fuel in an open container, as it presents a serious fire hazard!

This procedure will require a new fuel pump gasket for pump installation, so be sure to have one before starting.

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the rear seat cushion and unplug the electrical connectors from the fuel pump.
  4. Unfasten the four pump access cover screws and remove the cover.
  5. If equipped, unplug the pump electrical connector located under the cover.
  6. Unfasten the fuel line clip(s) and disconnect the line(s) from the pump.
  7. Use a fuel pump locking ring removal tool or a brass drift and a hammer to unfasten the pump locking retaining ring.
  8. Remove the fuel pump and the gasket from the tank.

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To install:
  1. Install a new gasket and place the pump into position in the tank.
  2. Install the pump locking retaining ring.
  3. Connect the fuel line(s) to the pump and install the line retaining clip(s).
  4. If equipped, attach the fuel pump electrical connection(s).
  5. Install access cover, then tighten the retainers.
  6. Attach the pump electrical connector(s).
  7. Install the rear seat cushion.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
  9. Start the car and check for proper operation.

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The fuel pump is accessable by removing the rear seat (it pulls out easily) and the fuel pump is pretty easy to get at from there. I would make sure its the fuel pump though (check your fuel filter and fuel cutoff switch first). Your fuel pump also has a seperate 20A fuse in the power box under the hood.

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The fuel pump relay is in a unit (along with the PCM power relay) called the constant control relay module. This unit is located in the left front of the engine compartment about midway between the headlight and the fusebox (closer to the fusebox). Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 1998 2dr ford escort se 2.0 fuel pump relay

behind the carpeted panel in the rear of the car on the drivers side or whereever your fuel door is

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