Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Marietta, GA
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Water In Fuel Light
About two weeks ago the Water In Fuel (WIF) light illuminated during a long trip. I followed the maintenance procedure and opened the drain on the side of the filter housing in the frame rail. The light went out but came back on. I drained it again and again it went off then came on in about ten miles. Once again I drained it but just as with the first two times, there was no water evident and the light popped on again.
Using the magic of Google and this good web site I have determined that this is a common issue and there are lots of ideas about how to fix it. I have replaced both fuel filters. I have drained all the fuel and replaced it. Still the problem persists.
Ford put out a TSB that suggests this may be caused by trash on the WIF Sensor in the frame rail housing. It states I will need to clean the debrie. I have seen that some people also squirt it with Brake Cleaner. I will performing both of these actions this weekend and will report back. Since I have a couple of days before I actually perform this work I thought I would solicit your wise advice before doing the work.
2003 Eddie Bauer, 6.0 Oil Burner, 4x4
Hardened Studs, 4" Magnaflow, Uprated Brakes, Everything MacNeil Makes for My Truck, Monster Stereo Setup, SCT Tuner
Towing like it isn't even back there!