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post #1 of 12 Old 09-15-2009, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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water in fuel idiot light... what else can i do?

ok ive drained the seperator on the rail 4 or 5 times... changed both fuel filters and still have this stupid light coming on... anybody had this before and know what i should do? New to the forums and could really use some advice... thanks


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mine did that for a while when i first bought it, i drained a bunch and it still kept coming on. i eventually ignored it and it just quit one day. idk, but im a huge clemson fan, go tigers!!!

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On the fuel pump/filter housing on the rail there is a cover with 4 hex head bolts on it. Remove the bolts and ck your fuel in water sensor. I've pulled several of these off and the inside will be covered in white gelled up water. Clean the housing and reinstall that should fix it. The easiest way, if you have access to fuel line disconnect tools, is to remove the pump itself and the filter. Then clean the entire housing.
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hey clemson i am just right down the road from you, i am at newberry college. are you still in school or not. you probably just got a bad batch of fuel and once you run that out you should be good. i would just drain it until the light goes off.
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glad to see some clemson fans on the forum go tigers
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I had this problem and my water sensor was bad, it just look corroded. The replacment sensor was something like 65 bones. I drained the water and nothing helped except replacment.
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thanks guys... i think im gonna give that sensor a try. if that doesnt help im gonna pull out the ol idiot light repair kit(strategically placed electric tape)..
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U can get a updated (manifold) the part the lines go to on the fuel pump and harness from ford.
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Just remove it and clean it, the manifold usually gets gelled like the other guy said. theres four quarter inch screws holding it on
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On my 06 it was a bad sensor that was replaced all good to go after that .

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