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Thanks for reposting pic, pic worth a thousand words. Where did you tie your wires into ?

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My fuel pump went out and I used an ATV lift to bring down and raise the new tank. What happened is when I went to undo the bolts to remove the pump, every one of them snapped off which mandated a new tank. The guy I bought the tank from said that bolts snapping off is the single biggest problem with replacing the in tank pumps. You may have dodged an expensive bullet by not pulling the tank.


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TNGW1500SE wrote:

Mine was designed so the back jacks were in the way of one of the straps. That sucked.
My HWH jacks are like that. I can't even see how they tightened some of the nuts. Any tips on how you handled this?

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T18skyguy wrote:

My fuel pump went out and I used an ATV lift to bring down and raise the new tank. What happened is when I went to undo the bolts to remove the pump, every one of them snapped off which mandated a new tank. The guy I bought the tank from said that bolts snapping off is the single biggest problem with replacing the in tank pumps. You may have dodged an expensive bullet by not pulling the tank.
Ford tech warned me a while ago about the bolts said to make sure and pre-soak and turn forward/backward in small amounts.

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I had the same job at one time. You have done well.
The only recommend I have is to use a relay coil to crash switch n/o to fuel pump. The crash switch needs to disable the 40 psi fuel pump in case of crash. It is located on the steering column.


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i think mine is on the floor between the steering column and the dog house
but i will look again
no drivers door hard spot to get out of, once i'm squeezed in there

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Reviews on Amazon are not very good.

Check out Walbro inline fuel pumps

Also, be careful. If your chassis has "returnless" fuel, the fuel pump control module will cause the pump to run hot.
which of those Walbro's is for the F-53?

Edit: Nevermind. I found the cross-reference chart.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Reviews on Amazon are not very good.

Also, be careful. If your chassis has "returnless" fuel, the fuel pump control module will cause the pump to run hot.


its been many years since i have seen a factory production gasoline vehicle that was 'returnless', i think my 92 pace arrow 454 even had a return line

i know i saw a line on this one, that looked to be a return line

its all part of the fuel economy and smog regulations

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