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how do i remove a fuel pump from 2002 f-250 gas

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how do i remove a fuel pump from 2002 f-250 gas
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 8 years ago.

Thanks for the question.


  1. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the fuel from the gas tank using a siphon pump or other suitable device.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  5. If the vehicle is equipped with skid plates, remove the skid plates.
  6. Place a suitable jack or other support device under the fuel tank.
  7. Loosen the fuel tank retaining strap bolts.
  8. Carefully lower the fuel tank enough to access the fuel lines, EVAP system hoses and any necessary hoses, lines or electrical wiring that require disconnection before fuel tank removal.
  9. Slowly lower the fuel tank from the vehicle.

Remove fuel pump:



  1. Remove the fuel tank; refer to the procedure outlined in this section.
  2. Clean the area around the fuel pump mounting area.

WARNING The fuel pump module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the pump assembly.

  1. Remove the locking retaining ring from the fuel tank mounting flange and lift up on the fuel pump sender flange to gain access to the pump module.
  2. Reach into the tank to disconnect the retaining latches by squeezing the latches together while pushing down on the module to release the pump from the mounting bracket in the bottom of the fuel tank.
  3. Remove the pump assembly.
  4. Remove and discard the fuel pump mounting gasket.

To install:

  1. Clean and inspect the fuel pump mounting flange and the fuel tank mounting surface.
  2. Connect the retaining latches of the pump module into the mounting bracket by aligning pump and pushing down until the pump is latched on both sides.
  3. Install a new fuel pump mounting gasket and install the fuel pump sender flange.
  4. Align the fuel pump tubes so they point toward the frame rail.
  5. Tighten the fuel pump retaining cap.
  6. Install the tank as outlined in this section.




To install:

  1. If the fuel tank is being replaced, transfer any components over to the new fuel tank.
  2. Place the fuel tank on a jack or other suitable device and raise the tank, however leave enough room to connect the fuel lines, etc.
  3. Connect any fuel lines, EVAP hoses, or any electrical wiring disconnected for removal.
  4. Raise the tank into position and position the fuel tank retaining straps.
  5. Loosely install the fuel tank retaining strap bolts.
  6. Tighten the fuel tank retaining strap bolts.
  7. Remove the jack or other device from the fuel tank.
  8. If removed, install the skid plates.
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10. Fill the fuel tank with gas.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.