Hey guys. The fuel pump on my 08 has been "whining" a lot here recently and I'm about to replace it. Has anyone done this job before? Any tips or pointers? Thanks!
^Facts. Listen to this man's advice.Make SURE you put or have more fuel in tank than you think, these wear out/tear up easily when fuel level gets low and why all owner manuals now say never run out of fuel. 60 seconds dry cranking with no fuel and pump can be junk. Plastic impellers, they melt easily when dry.
I myself NEVER try to start one back up with less than 3 gallons and prefer five to make sure. When I was in parts I used to take back burned up pumps left and right from people who think one gallon of gas when they ran out and killed pump was enough for the new one. One gallon may not supply enough fuel level to prime them, especially if say a big truck tank.
Dunno about '08, whether there is an access hole under rear seat cushion to not have to pull tank? A Ford 'on again, off again' sort of thing.
You still have to remove part of the heat shield and wrestle with a tank removal to get the pump module out. Process has not improved much, if at all...Buy the Motorcraft part. It's worth the extra money especially since it comes with the fuel filter.
I don't know about the 08+, but in the earlier Focis you had to cut the exhaust shield out by removing the rivets. Maybe Ford made it easier, but I'd definitely take a long hard look at how the tank comes out. It would be so very nice if Ford would put an access panel in these vehicles for the fuel pump- especially since I think all cars come with the (most hated) lifetime fuel filter.