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Old 02-19-2007, 04:33 PM
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Question Fuel bowl sensor-I'm confused

I am new to the forum and have found it to have a ton of useful information, but I am confused somewhat. I have a 1997 F-250 7.3L PSD that has begun to leak fuel. My fuel is leaking out of a sensor that is located on the driver's side of the fuel bowl, near the top of the bowl. The sensor is installed on a horizontal plane and threads into the driver's side of the bowl. The sensor in question has 1 electrical wire attached to it. It looks similar to an oil pressure sensor. I have seen it called a water in fuel sensor and I have seen it called a fuel filter restriction gauge. Can anyone give me a definitive answer as to what this really is? Thanks for any help you can provide. I wish I had found this forum sooner.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:35 PM
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It is a fuel pressure sensor. It is about $50 from ford, I just got one friday for the same reason.

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Thanks a lot for the help!!!
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:48 PM
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No prob, Let us know how you make out, and if you have any more questions, just ask.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:34 PM
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Just a quick update on the fuel bowl sensor that I had a question about. Ford calls it "fuel filter vacuum indicator switch" and the Ford P/N is E8TZ-9S283-A. I just bought one at my local dealer at a cost of $60.00.
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Welcome to the site, glad you got things working on your truck
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:29 PM
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I love easy fixes. Glad your back on the road.
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:11 AM
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nitro wish i had seen your post sooner international calls it a fuel safty switch an they cost about 35 bucks. i have been buying most of my part from my local international dealer 99% . they have been good about crossing part numbers over for me. most all the parts have there number on them
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