How do I replace a fuel pump on my son's 2005 ford taurus?
He's broke and I said I'd do the work for him. I generally fix my own cars and can do quite a bit on my own. Some
direction on this one though is definitely needed....
sadly, you're going to either have to drop the tank, or if you look in the trunk can see an access portal for which to extract the fuel pump. You may want to drain the tank empty, if you need to drop the tank out of the vehicle. (typical, you get used to it) but would say it is best to have a shop that is equipped to deal with splashes of gasoline and wll do in short order-
I changed the tank on my Olds. It wasn't fun but it can be done in the driveway (for ventilation). I put the rear on ramps and removed the rubber filler tube. Insert a hose and siphon out the remaining gas. While your waiting for the gas, squirt the tank strap bolts with penetrating oil. You can try to break them free. I cut a couple lengths of all thread rod to use as long bolts for installing the tank. Get them in place and tighten the nuts to draw the tank up. --- I found this set of instructions - http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/98-solutions-common-problems-how- articles/84862-replacing-sending-unit.html
You absolutely can do it yourself. I did one on a similar Taurus. It is a PITA and you most definitely do have to drop the tank. I know I had directions somewhere. I will try to find the link.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=US&ie=UTF- 8&source=android-browser&q=change+fuel+pump+taurus Watch the Eric the car guy video. It's going to be virtually identical for yours and the 1999. Change the fuel filter too while you're under there. Also INSPECT YOUR BRAKE LINES. When I had my buddy's up in the air I found his brake lines deteriorated badly and despite my warnings he kept driving it like that until his brakes failed. Fortunately no one hurt. They simply rust on these cars..
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