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Old 01-12-2018, 07:29 PM
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Fuel Pump Replacement - Anythign Else at same time?

Hello,

I have a 1999 F250 (not superduty) 4WD extended cab that needs a fuel pump.

Couple of questions:
1) anything else I should replace at the same time?
2) is the fuel pump and sender all one unit?
3) should i put something on the bolts when re-assembling to help keep rust down?

Any tips on making this easier for a novice?

Thanks. Not a mechanic, just need to get fixed and save myself some money by doing it myself.
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:58 PM
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It is a minor thing, but when I had my original fuel pump, I could drive for almost 60 miles before the gauge would even start to move from the "F". After it was replaced, the sending unit must have been a slightly different angle, because it starts moving from the "F" in about 5 miles. I know I am not using any more fuel, but it just is a psychological thing seeing the guage start to drop so soon. Check your float height before you bolt it in.
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:49 PM
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changed the fuel filter.
check condition of the fuel tank straps before you start-- may need new ?
 
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:32 PM
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On my old truck, I always changed the pump by taking the bed off. I have a f250 like you, and I decided to drop the tank. What a giant PITA! You cannot drop the tank very far because of all of the hoses that connect to it...so you have to disassemble and reassemble basically blind. I will never again drop the tank. Find a buddy and pull the bed off.
I second changing the fuel filter. Also inspect all of the rubber hoses. Replace any that are cracked and worn.
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:49 PM
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Thanks for the feedback.

Picked it up from shop this weekend, unfixed. Will crawl under next weekend and see which seems more rusty, prone to failure before I start.

Learned something already, thought that the fuel pump was separate from the sender, sounds like they are all one unit... glad I posted my question.

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Old 01-15-2018, 02:53 PM
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It is all bundled into an assembly, but the pump can be replaced separately.

I prefer to drop the tank and clean it out. What if you pull the bed and the tank needs cleaned? Or what if the straps are ready to fail and need replaced? That will require the tank to be dropped anyway.
 
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Also, I did a 2006 CREW CAB.. pulled the bed and the pump unit was still 50% covered by the rear wall of the cab... Had to drop one end of the tank anyway....So look at the location of the pump if you just plan to pull the bed.
 
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