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Old 04-04-2007, 02:51 AM
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Fuel Filter Housing

This may be a dumb question, but when I opened the housing to change the fuel filter yesterday there was no fuel in the housing. Is this normal or is this where my mystery fuel leak is coming from? Thanks for any help.

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Old 04-04-2007, 07:14 AM
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There should be fuel in there. They are also known to leak, either where the fuel heater plate goes through the side or the pit out on the bottom and leak through the housing.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:56 AM
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Thanks, I'll check it out this afternoon. That will probably be easier to fix than changing the fuel pump.

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Old 04-04-2007, 08:21 AM
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I guess I should ask, did you open the drain lever first?? You will want to check your fuel pump also they are the most common of fuel leaks on an OBS truck.
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No, I didn't open the drain valve first. Is it possible the drain could be leaking.

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probably the easiest way to find the leak, is run it down to the car wash or get a pressure washer, spray down in the valley and get it clean, then drive it a little, then look down in there with a flashlight and find the leak
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I pulled the cover off that snaps on to the lines that go from the filter housing to the fuel pump. The lines a cracked and dry rotted so this is probably where my leak is. Can I replace these with regular fuel line or is there a special line I need to get from ford? Is there a kit? If so about how much is the kit? Is there anything else I should replace when I change the lines?

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Go to ford and get the lines from them they are cheap (like $15 i think) and are much better quality than regular hose.
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:47 PM
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Changed the fuel lines and I still had the leak. I should have looked better before I changed the line, they needed to be changed anyway. I got an inspection mirror and my leak is coming from the fuel pump. Where is the best place to buy the pump from.

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Changed the fuel lines and I still had the leak. I should have looked better before I changed the line, they needed to be changed anyway. I got an inspection mirror and my leak is coming from the fuel pump. Where is the best place to buy the pump from.

Jason
Just bought and changed mine yesterday. Autozone $87.99 shipped and its a carter pump. The name on the box is some wierd name but the pump is a Carter. Go to Ford and get the 2 copper seals that go on the end of the pump. You will need 2 new ones and they don't come with the pump.
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