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Old 01-05-2008, 07:43 AM
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Name that sensor?

On my 96 I have fuel leaking from a sensor on the fuel filter housing. If your looking at the motor its on the top right and its metal with a black plastic top.
The leak filled the intake valley. I called it a fuel pressure sensor but advance auto part had no listing for it.
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thats caled the vaccum switch , they are known for leaking
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Ford part only. You can replace it, or find the correct size plug, and install it inplace of the switch. The switch operates the water in fuel light. With the plug, the light wont work, just have to be sure and drain the fuel bowl every couple weeks.
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Ford part only. You can replace it, or find the correct size plug, and install it inplace of the switch. The switch operates the water in fuel light. With the plug, the light wont work, just have to be sure and drain the fuel bowl every couple weeks.

I thought it was the "FUEL FILTER" light switch, Vacuum=restricted filter. I beleive the water in fuel sensor is at the bottom of the bowl with the fuel heater connector.
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your right, sorry bout that.... fuel filter light
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On my 96 I have fuel leaking from a sensor on the fuel filter housing. If your looking at the motor its on the top right and its metal with a black plastic top.
The leak filled the intake valley. I called it a fuel pressure sensor but advance auto part had no listing for it.
It is called a Fuel Filter Vacuem Switch. I had the same problem and put JB Weld all around, let set for 24 hours. Works fine, no leaks. 36.00 at Ford
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On my 96 I have fuel leaking from a sensor on the fuel filter housing. If your looking at the motor its on the top right and its metal with a black plastic top.
The leak filled the intake valley. I called it a fuel pressure sensor but advance auto part had no listing for it.
It is called a Fuel Filter Vacuum Switch.

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After reading all of these threads on this site it is apparent that I have a vacuum switch problem. Only a dealer part??

Does anyone have pics on how to change it. My hands can't fit down inside of the area....do I have to remove all of the turbo equipment?
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:55 PM
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After reading all of these threads on this site it is apparent that I have a vacuum switch problem. Only a dealer part??

Does anyone have pics on how to change it. My hands can't fit down inside of the area....do I have to remove all of the turbo equipment?
If it's the one I think they are talking about, just remove the engine cover and you should be able to get a wrench on it.

Are ya'll taling about the one with the red wire?

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Thanks for the reply
... The switch on mine is much deeper in the valley, I had to remove the stuff coming off of the turbo to get to it. Does anyone know why mine is different? Also is there a diagram for the "stuff" coming off the turbo so I know the names for it next time.

The truck is a 95 super duty crew
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