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Old 05-30-2014, 07:54 AM
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Cleaning up the valley - fuel pump replacement

Hey guys I am replacing my fuel pump (mechanical in the motor valley on my truck) and I just pulled the fuel filter bowl. The valley of the motor is filthy! I want to clean it up but I am concerned about getting gunk in the wiring plugs that I have exposed and so on. There was one plug that even seemed to have a gasket thing around it and now is exposed. I also want to clean up the fuel filter bowl before I replace it.
Ive got some foaming orange citrus cleaner stuff that works good on grease and such. Do yall think that would hurt anything? Also whats the best thing to clean out the bowl itself? Diesel maybe? Or would gas do better... just a thought.
Any additional advice on the pump replacement would be appreciated as well...
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Take some paper towels and mop up as much junk as possible. Spray it down with your orange cirtus then with a garden hose, no spray nossle, gently wash out the valley. The gunk and junk will wash out the valley hole. If you have access to a hot water heater drain connect the hose to it as hot water works best. Will make a mess on the ground under the truck so take that in account.

Stick with diesel cleaning the fuel bowl. Any pump will work as they are all made by Carter so just get the best buy.

And cover up those intake plenum holes first, don't want water or something else falling in there.
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^^^ what he said but I used brake clean to clean my bowl or we use red id a lot at work it's a real good cleaner
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Thanks yall I will probably be doing it this weekend.
I wanted to get the area clean before I pull that pump out, I was concerned junk would get down in the motor when I pulled it.
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I mopped most it up with paper towels and then used simple green and more paper towels... Worked well.

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Remember to take the mounting bolts out of the pump, then turn the motor over by hand. This will push the pump up and almost out. The base has been known to break off if not pulled strait up and you won't loose the plunger out the bottom either.
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Remember to take the mounting bolts out of the pump, then turn the motor over by hand. This will push the pump up and almost out. The base has been known to break off if not pulled strait up and you won't loose the plunger out the bottom either.
This is very good advice - I actually waited to start working on my truck til somebody told me how to do this cause all I found anywhere was 'be careful that the plunger does not fall into the motor' or 'use extreme caution...' etc and no one said HOW to be careful, until I read a write up one day about taking the pump loose and then cranking the motor over with a ratchet til it pops up.

Actually I now think I may just need a new fuel bowl wiring harness. I got the bowl cleaned up and all three wires are completely bare where they meet.
The Ford part number is F7TZ95277AA but its like $70 where I found it. What do yall think?
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If you change your filter and drain water out of the bowl regularly then the wireing is not needed. The other wire is for the fuel heater and most unplug them anyway cause they can short out and cause the truck to die. Just make sure to tape that wire up good.
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If you change your filter and drain water out of the bowl regularly then the wireing is not needed. The other wire is for the fuel heater and most unplug them anyway cause they can short out and cause the truck to die. Just make sure to tape that wire up good.
Hmmm. So if I just cut the wires off and cap them then plug the main connection (with the wire clip thing) back in I can trash the whole harness, dont need any of the three wires plugged in?

I guess this makes sense because if I went efuel then I wouldnt have any of those wires...
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I used purple power to de-grease when I did my pump. I sprayed it on before I removed the pump and scoured with a brush a bit and rinsed away. It left everything very clean and didn't hurt any plastics/rubber.
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