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Fuel leak by the fuel filter????

I have a 97 powerstroke with a 96 body style and I have found a fuel leak on what seems to be a sensor. If a person is at the front of the engine looking at the fuel filter it is a piece that it to the right of the filter and it has a single wire running to it. It is coming out at a steady drip. I would like to know what this piece is and how to change it out. Hopefully I am not being to vague. IF more accurate information is needed let me know and I will do my best to describe it better.
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I have a 97 powerstroke with a 96 body style and I have found a fuel leak on what seems to be a sensor. If a person is at the front of the engine looking at the fuel filter it is a piece that it to the right of the filter and it has a single wire running to it. It is coming out at a steady drip. I would like to know what this piece is and how to change it out. Hopefully I am not being to vague. IF more accurate information is needed let me know and I will do my best to describe it better.
Thanks for any help at all.
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Welcome to the Forum Mike. I"ll let one of our 7.3 gurus answer your question! Someone should see this soon and give you some info.

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Pull the sensor and put a pipe plug in the hole. I have done many and never had a problem.
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Had that happen to my '96 2 weeks ago. It's the Water In Fuel Sensor (WIF) costs about $50 at the dealer. You can temporarily fix it by removing the sensor and unplugging the wire, wrapping an 1/8" NPT pipe plug with teflon tape and install it into the hole. The WIF light on the dash won't come on if you actually have water in the fuel because, durrrrrr, there's no sensor. Leave it with the plug in it, or shell out the $50 and replace it.

The Ford part number I have for the WIF Sensor is: E8TZ9J308A

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