What is the valve in a fuel injected system called?

5

Asked by Jul 29, 2015 at 09:32 AM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 Ford Thunderbird that needs some repairs. Recently I have noticed it
takes a while for the car to build pressure (prime) to the fuel pump. At first I thought it
was the fuel pump but when I looked at they system I noticed that a small part is
broken. The part is the valve stem (for lack of a better word), of the air pressure release.
So that if you get air in your fuel system you can press the valve down and it will
release the air in your fuel system. The only thing broken is the valve stem because it
was pushed down to far. I was wonder what is this part called and how much will it cost
to replace it? Also what is a place I can buy it from?

2 Answers

90,395

Schrader valve, this one is fuel resistant so you just can't put in a tire type, your local Ford dealer should still be able to get them, and a standard Schrader valve tool will work for replacing it.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
44,335

Get one that has a viton seal. Viton is fuel resistant.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,540
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,490
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
376 Great Deals out of 47,164 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
115 Great Deals out of 20,314 listings starting at $3,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
164 Great Deals out of 33,234 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,315 Great Deals out of 210,527 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
50 Great Deals out of 2,997 listings starting at $2,900
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
41 Great Deals out of 4,499 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jaguar XK-Series
25 Great Deals out of 715 listings starting at $3,450
Used Pontiac Firebird
7 Great Deals out of 719 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
513 Great Deals out of 29,231 listings starting at $995
Used Mercury Cougar
203 listings
Used Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
51 Great Deals out of 1,304 listings starting at $3,250

Used Cars For Sale