Is it possible to replace a fuel sending unit at home

Nolan Rapier

Asked by Oct 07, 2014 at 06:50 PM about the 1978 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It is possible, but you must be careful with any possible source of fuel vapor ignition, on this vehicle the tank will have to be almost completely drained of fuel.


I find it easier to completely remove a tank rather than fight it in some awkward position. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS MAKE SURE TO COMPLETELY DRAIN THE TANK. I put a tarp on the floor when I drop a tank so there is no chance of a spark if it hits the floor. Once down, it is an easy replacment.

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