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#1796525 - 06/22/09 11:08 AM Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CVPI
95Juan Offline
n00b

Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 25
Loc: NorCal
2001 CVPI, 159k, no idea when it was replaced last, no signs that it will die immediately.

I just put that there so that anyone reading knows the basic info off the bat.

Basically, I'm taking a 3,000m+ trip in 2 weeks and one passenger (my cousin) convinced another passenger (my mother) that we needed to replace the fuel pump (and associated accessories of course).

I know my way around a wrench and so does he (the cousin that suggested the replacement), but we're not exactly professional mechanics.

What we have to go on with this job is the haynes manual (lol) and him watching his dad replace fuel pumps on their Expedition and numerous Taurus SHO's.

What's the time I should set aside for this, and are there any special things I should know, or any guides better than the haynes manual for this job?

TIA
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#1796601 - 06/22/09 12:35 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CVPI [Re: 95Juan]
notchjonsn Offline
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Registered: 02/11/06
Posts: 280
Loc: Ohio
2.2 all data labor guide drain and fill not included but shouldn't be necessary unless more than half tank


Edited by notchjonsn (06/22/09 12:36 PM)
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#1796608 - 06/22/09 12:38 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CVPI [Re: notchjonsn]
gord_bolton Offline
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Registered: 05/06/02
Posts: 4691
Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
If you take apart the connector and remove the two wires that go up towards the top of tank passenger side you will save a lot of aggravation.

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#1796613 - 06/22/09 12:41 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CVPI [Re: notchjonsn]
95Juan Offline
n00b

Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 25
Loc: NorCal
I didnt literaly mean book time, but thanks!

I'm going to try and calculate it so I can get there with the fuel light on.

any "while you're there" things I should do (fuel filter and screen aside)?
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#1796614 - 06/22/09 12:42 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CVPI [Re: gord_bolton]
larryo340 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 10532
Loc: Long Island
Even the factory manual tells you to remove fuel tank, but you don't have to. Jack up the rear and put stands under the frame so as to let the rear axle drop which should give you enough clearance to remove the pump. Just make sure you have less than a half tank and you won't spill a drop.
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#1796620 - 06/22/09 12:49 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CVPI [Re: larryo340]
larryo340 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 10532
Loc: Long Island
Here you go, from the factory manual:







You can buy these fuel/AC line release tools in most auto stores
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#1796646 - 06/22/09 01:17 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CV [Re: larryo340]
Michigansquadcar Offline
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Registered: 02/22/01
Posts: 4908
Loc: Southeast michigan
As far as time to replace, It depends on how good of a wrench you are. A member posted 3-4 months ago on replacement of his fuel pump. He dropped the tank and it took him 10-12 hours. I did a pump last month and it took me less than 45 minutes including filter replacement without dropping the tank.


Edited by Michigansquadcar (06/22/09 01:17 PM)

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#1798917 - 06/25/09 05:14 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CV [Re: Michigansquadcar]
Destroyer Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Madison, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: Michigansquadcar
As far as time to replace, It depends on how good of a wrench you are. A member posted 3-4 months ago on replacement of his fuel pump. He dropped the tank and it took him 10-12 hours. I did a pump last month and it took me less than 45 minutes including filter replacement without dropping the tank.
how do you do it with full tank..lol
i guess start sucking...lol
my mgm died on freeway figired it is fuel pump. it starts but is real slow and rough idle, if i push pedel it dies..
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#1798994 - 06/25/09 06:51 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CV [Re: Destroyer]
Michigansquadcar Offline
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Registered: 02/22/01
Posts: 4908
Loc: Southeast michigan
 Originally Posted By: BDWilliams
 Originally Posted By: Michigansquadcar
As far as time to replace, It depends on how good of a wrench you are. A member posted 3-4 months ago on replacement of his fuel pump. He dropped the tank and it took him 10-12 hours. I did a pump last month and it took me less than 45 minutes including filter replacement without dropping the tank.
how do you do it with full tank..lol
i guess start sucking...lol
my mgm died on freeway figired it is fuel pump. it starts but is real slow and rough idle, if i push pedel it dies..


I always get lucky and have a 1/2 tank or less.

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#1799206 - 06/25/09 10:59 PM Re: Book Time for a fuel pump replacement? 2001 CV [Re: Michigansquadcar]
psucrownvic Offline
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Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 1142
Loc: Pittsburgh,PA
Disconnect the fuel line from the tank, apply 12v to send power to the pump and let it mostly empty it to a satisfactory level.
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