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post #1 of 4 Old 03-19-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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WATER IN FUEL

I was on a road trip this weekend. The water in fuel light (WIFL) came on.

When we ot to the hotel for the night I climbed under the truck and drained the fuel water seperator. Saw some water.

The next day the WIFL came on again. I drained again. But it kept coming on during the trip.

Today I drained the fuel water seperator, removed the fuel filter, hosed the entire housing down with carb cleaner. Saw no signs of water accumulation. Installed a brand new Motorcraft filter. Fired the truck up and took it for a spin.

The WIFL is still flashing.

Any thoughts or ideas? Should I replace the sensor?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-19-2012, 06:39 PM
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Yea, your sensor is bad. Very common on our trucks. Mine just went bad last week. I even tried taking it off and cleaning it and that didnt work. Its a pain in the *** to replace by the way. The whole front cover has to be replace. almost better to just unplug the damn thing and empty it out every oil change.

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If have to replace the assmebly, or at least a good portion of it, how difficult would it be to move the damn rail mounted fuel filter to behind the transfer case and tranny where there is more room to work?

I cant imagine why someone thought the stock location is a good place to for it.
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Its easy to remove. 4 bolt on the frame and unlock the fuel lines and its off. Its a lot easier to do it that way.

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