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TSB
98-1-8
  • FUEL PUMP – FUEL PUMP REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE – SERVICE TIP
Publication Date: JANUARY 19, 1998

FORD:
1998 CROWN VICTORIA, TAURUS
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1998 CONTINENTAL, GRAND MARQUIS, MARK VIII, SABLE, TOWN CAR
LIGHT TRUCK:
1998 ECONOLINE, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150, F-250 LD, MOUNTAINEER, NAVIGATOR, RANGER, WINDSTAR

ISSUE:

A revision in the type of in-line sender wire connection inside the fuel tank on the fuel sender has been made.

ACTION:

When servicing a fuel pump/sender, refer to the following Service Procedure to correctly connect the wires to the fuel pump/sender.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

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.

  1. Verify the type of in-line sender connector, hardshell or shrink wrap.
  2. If it is the hardshell connector, pull back on the connector to disconnect.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove the sender assembly from the bracket.
  5. Install shrink wrap over the sender wires, then put the connectors together.
  6. 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.

  7. Reinstall the fuel sender following the procedure outlined in the appropriate Workshop Manual, Section 310-01.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

203200, 404000