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97 4.0 SOHC FPR ???

97 Explorer Sport 4.0 SOHC auto 4x4.

Here's my problem. The fuel pressure regulator is bad,but the ones I can get are not what is on the motor. The original fpr has the fuel line MADE on it and all of the replacement fpr's have a threaded port for the fuel line to attach to it. I have heard that Ford did this for a short period of time and then went to the other design. Can not find the original type anywhere.

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Can I just change everything over to the other design? Even if I have to change the fuel rail that will be fine.

Anybody ever deal with this??

 
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Really??? No one???
 
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Well, haven't seen this question before. Don't give up yet--your post is at the top again and may get some more looks.
 
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Change it over and never look back.
 
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Originally Posted by critterf1 View Post
Change it over and never look back.
Thanks!
Do you have any idea what years will interchange? I have looked at about 5 different Explorers and none of them have what I need to change it over. This is a 97 4.0 sohc and the ones I have looked at have been 97-99 4.0 sohc and they are totally different. Didn't even see an fpr at all. Did Ford put 2 different fuel systems on these things??
 
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Yes Ford did put two different fuel systems in. Your 97 is a return style and the 99 is a non return. Your system bleeds pressure off at the fuel rail through a line back to the tank. The 99+ just bleeds it of at the pump in the tank. I don't know the answer to your question. I am having issues with my 98. I may end up getting a regulator from the parts store and having a hose made up at Evco or another hose house locally.
 
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Hi
I have the same problem with my 1997 Explorer. cant belive we are the only people I dont want to junk my great old truck as it has only done
65000 miles so is a great ride. In New Zealand Ford don't stock parts for anything over 7 years old. How did you get on with the problem.
Regards
Bob
 
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Unfortunately the original poster never let us know what he did.

Please post a couple pictures of your setup (including showing where it attaches to the fuel rail) so we can give an opinion.
Here's a picture of the Rockauto unit, is it similar to yours?
 
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