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Question 96 7.3 fuel leak

My 96 with 200k miles is leaking fuel. I notice it puddling up under the fuel filter cannister. Im not mechanically inclined at all. Any ideas what could be the cause? I know this is a common problem with the miles and its usually the pump but it looks to be leaking from the cannister somewhere. Thanks
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i was about to post this same thing i noticed mine this morning

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Check all fuel lines even the steel ones but its possibly the fuel pump.

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also could be the vacuum switch mounted on the fuel filter housing


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Fuel Leak Fix

Had mine fixed at the first of winter. On mine there was some sort of sensor sticking out of the side of the fuel filter cannister. I could watch it drip. Anyway, the guy I took it to said it is a common problem with this truck (I have a 96 as well) Got it fixed in less than one day and cost me about 80 bucks. He also said for some reason the drain can start leaking as well and it commonly does during winter. Hope this helps. I think he did call it a vacuum switch. It is a pretty cheap fix.

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