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1980 Lincoln Town coupe with 351 windsor. need to replace

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1980 Lincoln Town coupe with 351 windsor. need to replace fuel pump, but p s pump in the way. Is there an easy way without pulling p s pulley?
JA: Have you ever replaced the fuel pump, or is this the original?
Customer: original Only 44000 miles on it.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: want to do it myself. Have no puller.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Is this info something I have to pay for?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  roy replied 11 months ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

the only way to get to the 3 bolts is to remove the pulley. you can rent a puller from a parts store and remove it. then the 3 bolts are right there and it is easily removed for access to the pump

Roy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't want to go get a puller - I'm 40 miles out of town. Is there some other way to get it off without the puller?
Expert:  roy replied 11 months ago.

no, it is pressed onto the shaft and you cannot access the bolts with the pulley installed

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
None of that is really any help...
Expert:  roy replied 11 months ago.

thats because it is the only way to do it. there is no short cut as you would like.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I guess that's it...
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't need a referral unless there is a mechanic's trick. I'm over 70 and been fixing cars since my teens. My first car was a '51 Ford and still have it.
Expert:  roy replied 11 months ago.

sorry, there is no trick to this one. I have been doing it for over 50 years myself and my first was a 58 ford.

wish I could have given you a trick but that pump cant come off unless the pulley comes off