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How to Replace a Ford Ranger 2001 Fuel Pump
- 1). Raise the Ranger's hood and disconnect the negative battery cable using the battery terminal wrench.
- 2). Use the socket set to remove the retaining bolts holding the bed of the Ranger to the truck's frame. Depending on your cab/bed configuration you should have four or six bolts to remove. Disconnect the fasteners in the fuel filter neck shroud using the socket set.
- 3). Lift the bed up from the driver's side with assistance from your helper. Be careful to allow the fuel filler neck clearance from the bed when lifting. Once the bed is high enough to give you access to the fuel pump, hold the bed up using two jack stands. Make sure it is elevated far enough to give you access to the top of the gas tank and sitting securely on the stands so it doesn't fall on you during the rest of the repair.
- 4). Wrap a rag around the tip of the screwdriver and then place the tip of the screwdriver against the lip of the fuel pump lock ring. Tap the handle of the screwdriver with the rubber mallet until the lock ring rotates and releases the fuel pump. This should only require a few well aimed taps with the mallet.
- 5). Lift the pump up and out of the gas tank by hand. Disconnect the wiring harness and fuel lines and plug them into the replacement fuel pump assembly.
- 6). Put the replacement pump down into the gas tank, orienting it in the same manner as the old pump prior to removal. Use the rag, screwdriver and rubber mallet to tighten down the lock ring by tapping it in the opposite direction.
- 7). Have your helper assist you in removing the jack stands and lowering the truck bed back down into position. Reinstall the bed bolts in the opposite manner of how you removed them and reconnect the negative battery cable.