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How do you replace the fuel pump on a 1996 explorer?

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April 13, 2009 5:15PM

be very caution the this is gas highly flammable, and the fumes are dangerous. if you have never done this and don't feel confident you mite get hurt. other wise the pump is located in the gas tank. first make sure you are in a well ventilated area, remove the battery cables, siphon out the gas and leave the cap off. now drop the tank. remove any dirt from around the fuel pump. there is a locking ring turn it counterclockwise and remove it. the fuel pump should come out and remove the seal gasket. when replacing put some heavy grease around the new gasket to hold it in place in the ring groove, replace new pump then the locking ring clockwise until secure. install the tank and put a minimum of 10 gal. gas in and reconnect the battery start the car ( remember this may take a few try's until the fuel gets to the engine) after it starts turn it off and check for leaks. hope this helps and not to much info.