Technical Service Bulletins
|Publication Date: JANUARY 19, 1998|
|1998 CROWN VICTORIA, TAURUS|
|1998 CONTINENTAL, GRAND MARQUIS, MARK VIII, SABLE, TOWN CAR|
|1998 ECONOLINE, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150, F-250 LD, MOUNTAINEER, NAVIGATOR, RANGER, WINDSTAR|
A revision in the type of in-line sender wire connection inside the fuel tank on the fuel sender has been made.
When servicing a fuel pump/sender, refer to the following Service Procedure to correctly connect the wires to the fuel pump/sender.
Due to various changes, the 1998 model year vehicles’ fuel sending units have two different types of in-line sender wire connectors. One is a hardshell connector and the other is a shrink wrap cover in place of a hardshell connector.
For removal and installation of the fuel sender, refer to the appropriate Workshop Manual, Section 310-01.
- Verify the type of in-line sender connector, hardshell or shrink wrap.
- If it is the hardshell connector, pull back on the connector to disconnect.
- If it is the shrink wrap type, cut around the connection with an precision cutting knife, then disconnect the in-line connector by depressing the tab.
- Remove the sender assembly from the bracket.
- Install shrink wrap over the sender wires, then put the connectors together.
- Slide shrink wrap over the mated connection and heat the shrink wrap with a heat gun.
WARNING: ALL HEAT SHRINKING MUST BE DONE AWAY FROM THE FUEL TANK AREA. A HEAT GUN MUST BE USED TO SHRINK THE WRAP.
- Reinstall the fuel sender following the procedure outlined in the appropriate Workshop Manual, Section 310-01.
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