|Today 04:46 PM|
discard those rings, I didnt need them. You'll see I dump them in my vid!
I bought my pump at eurocarparts and everything was complete.
Follow my vid and its explained and dead simple!
|Today 04:08 PM|
I became involved in trying to resurrect a dead Focus quite some time ago - it had been driven to its location 2 years previously and left in a garage and simply refused to start. I haven't worked on a petrol engined vehicle since they had carburettors so I was completely at a loss but it had to be moved so it was transported to its new location.
I was recently asked to try and get it running so looked up all the forums to look for clues to try and diagnose it. I found that there were plenty of big fat sparks so I knew it wasn't ignition, so I tried listening for the fuel pump priming - nothing heard! I checked the #12 fuse (which was intact) and the cutoff switch by the offside door which was also OK. I lifted the back seat and unplugged the fuel pump electrical connection, my multimeter showed that there was power up to the pump so I guessed the pump itself was shot.
A secondhand pump was obtained, the electrical connection was made and the pump came to life in my hand when the ignition was switched on. So far so good.
Access to the car is difficult; there is very little space around the sides and rear; it's wet and cold and I couldn't get in to jack the back end up to drop the tank so I cut an access hole in the back seat area. Mostly because there is no power there, I used a Goscut hand nibbler and finally got access to the top of the tank. It's the same as the one in Purplefocus's video, with feed and return lines secured by the red and white clips. I did what I had to to get them out but fubar-ed them in the process.
Fitting the replacement pump was a straightforward job but I discovered that it came without the clips, so I'm unable to finish the job - about 2 minutes work.
When I removed the lines from the old pump there were *some* O-rings around the end of the probe which goes in the pump body - they fell off and I collected them as best I could but I'm not sure how many were on each connector. I have them in brown, yellow and white but I think there may have been some in the new pump so I have quite a lot . . .
Can anybody please tell me if the clips for the fuel lines are even available to buy, or do they *always* come with a new pump? And how many O-rings of which colour should there be? Any particular order?
|09-03-2013 06:36 PM|
In the end I decided to go for it and make a youtube at the same time - hope this helps somebody out!
|08-27-2013 01:28 PM|
i think i had a different fuel pump , look at the above u-tube , its pretty good .
|08-27-2013 12:38 PM|
Would you mind having a look at this ebay pic. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-focus...item461234ec8b
Are you telling me you would press down the red tabs on the old one and withdraw the whole piece ( so the white thing has no red bits left inside ) then slot it again into the new pump ( again use same ebay pic ) and wait for it to click in? That would make some sense.
Tjhe only strange thing with that is why would the brand new replacement come with new red peices? see later ebay pic http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS...item3a7f504a3c
Again thank you.
|08-27-2013 11:57 AM|
if you google the ford clips you will see what they look like , the line in pic 10 has the clip removed and the line is ready to be pulled from the white part . the clips will push into the window in the white part .
the clips will be about .040 ( 1mm) wide , but you may get different widths with your fuel pump so you must check the width of the ones you remove .
i don't know how to download pics to the forum .
i just use picasa and download to my pc .
|08-27-2013 11:41 AM|
Would you mind if I put up some pics off the new pump and whats there and my old pump?
Is there anyway to load pics on here from your own pc?
PIC 10 looks like the red part is still in the white part unless Im being dim here. Im not sure that uk and us focus's may have different fittings as its suggested that you push the red clip towards the pump and then pull the line out.
Wish this wasnt so complicated.
Thanks for the assistance.
|08-27-2013 11:01 AM|
google- ford fuel line clips -, look at the pics , they will all be the same width but have different thickness , look at pic 10 , the clip has been removed , it will go in the empty white part windows , it just slides in . measure the thickness of the one you remove from yours and when you put the fuel line in just slide the clip in .
also take pictures of thinks as you take it apart , also the fitings on the fuel pump as one of the is the fuel out , the other is a breather , they have to be put on correct or it won't work . the lines on the fuel pump use the same type clips to hold the lines on .
believe me pic's will help get everthing back together correct .
|08-27-2013 10:08 AM|
Cheers for reply.
Probably pic 6 is the best to discuss. The fuel pipe connects to a white part then goes into a red part. The new pump I bought has the red bit which look like you could squeeze together and remove the red part. Hope that makes sense.
So is whats on the end of the fuel pipe 'pushinable' to the red part?
Hope that makes even more sense ( probably not )
|08-27-2013 09:38 AM|
the gas line pipes are healt on with plastic clips , just get them out the best way you can , when you get the new fuel pump it should come with plastic clips , there is 2 different sizes , make sure you use the correct size , when you put the fuel lines on just pust in the clips , they work fine .
which focus model , mine was a 2005 zx5 .
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