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2004 Ford Crown Victoria Question: is there a drain plug on the bottom of gas tank on 2004 crown vic

 

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miles25, Cordova, AL, November 29, 2013, 07:04
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i need to replace fuel pump but first must drain or pump out at least 1/2 tank of gasoline

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    ProfessorG November 29, 2013, 07:11
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    No! no drain plug. The pump is on the side of the tank, passenger seat side. Need to be at least less than 1/2 tank. Can you try to engage the pump while rapping the tank pretty hard with a rubber hammer, and use the pump to help drain the tank.

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    miles25, November 29, 2013, 07:20
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    Will try to do that. does the pump go in from the side or top?

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    ProfessorG, November 29, 2013, 07:26
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    If your underneath the car in front of the rear axle, you can look up and see the pump, just can't remove it without lowering the tank. the pump has to come out and up to get it out of the tank. The easiest way I have drained them is to jumper the relay to the pump and rap on it several tines, and in some cases the pump will engage while having a hose hooked up to pump the fuel into gas cans. Maybe need about 3 5 gallon gas cans.

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    miles25, November 29, 2013, 07:41
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    thank you sir very helpful..

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    miles25, November 29, 2013, 07:41
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    thank you sir very helpful..

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    ProfessorG, November 29, 2013, 07:44
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    U Bet; I repair the police car fleet here, and the are finally getting away from the Crown Vic's. Many years of keeping them running. Happy Holidays.

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    pushrod, November 29, 2013, 09:22
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    I have ridden in some of them myself!

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    ProfessorG, November 29, 2013, 09:42
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    Not the back seat for me.

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    bmdouble November 29, 2013, 16:26
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    You can remove the pump without dropping the tank. I de-pin the connector of the evaporate sensor and have someone pry down on the exhaust pipe and out she'll come.

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    miles25, November 29, 2013, 17:02
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    Guys you may not believe this but i disconnected the air intake hose from the MAF sensor, car kept running. I cleaned the NAF and it runs perfect. Hope i am not bragging to soon.

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    bmdouble, November 30, 2013, 18:38
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    hope you're right. dirty maf sensors will cause lean condition

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