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how to change a 2003 ford explorer fuel pump

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how to change a 2003 ford explorer fuel pump
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 6 years ago.



To replace the fuel pump on your truck you will need to drop the fuel tank down .The pump is located in the top side of the tank.It may require a special tool to remove the hold down ring around the pump.



Fuel Pump Lock Ring Removal Note

  1. Install the special tool.







ItemPart NumberDescription
1 9030 Fuel filler cap
2 N807605S Screws (3)
3 - Vapor snorkel
Removal Note
4 - Fuel filler tube (Part of 9034)
Removal Note
5 - Rear axle vent hose
6 - Dust box rubber hose
7 W525397S Fuel tank fill hose clamp
8 - Fuel line retainer clip
Removal Note
9 W704901S Bolts
10 9034 Fuel tank filler pipe assembly
Removal Note
10 9034 Fuel tank filler pipe assembly
Installation Note
11 9J280 Fuel supply line
Removal Note
11 9J280 Fuel supply line
Installation Note
12 9D676 Vapor line
Removal Note
13 W520113S Nut
14 9054 Front support strap
15 W706496S Bolt
16 9057 Rear support strap
17 - Fuel vapor hose
18 - Fuel pump electrical connector
19 9002 Fuel tank
Removal Note
20 - Quick-connect fitting
Removal Note
21 - Quick-connect fitting
Removal Note
22 9A307 Fuel pump lock ring
Removal Note
23 9H307 Fuel pump module
Removal Note
Installation Note
24 9417 Fuel pump gasket
Installation Note

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I have found the fuel filter and removed the shields and the rear clamp. I have the proper tool to remove the front clamps but I can not find a way to unhook the clamps. I have spent over an hour under the car trying various ways to get the tool to unhook the clamps but I do not have any information on how the tool works, how you grip the clamps, or any other information that would help me to unhook the 2 front clamps. Your information on where the filter was helped greatly, but I still can not get the old filter off or the new one on. I am probably going to take it to the dealer today and let them finish the work unless there is additional information you can give me.



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