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Ford Escape: Fuel Tank and Lines / Removal and Installation - Fuel Tank

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Powertrain Jack

Removal




  WARNING: Do not smoke, carry lighted tobacco or have an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures may be present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation steps.

  1. Refer to: Gasoline and Gasoline-Ethanol Fuel Systems Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. Disconnect the battery.
    Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. Release the fuel system pressure.
    Refer to: Fuel System Pressure Release (310-00C Fuel System - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Drain the fuel tank.
  1. Remove the muffler and tailpipe.
    Refer to: Muffler and Tailpipe - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) (309-00C Exhaust System, Removal and Installation).
    • Remove the retainers.
    • Remove the nuts and LH air deflector.
      Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
    • Remove the retainers.
    • Remove the nuts and RH air deflector.
      Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. NOTE: Always wrap the fuel line connection with a towel before disconnecting it.

    Disconnect the quick connectors.
    Refer to: Quick Release Coupling (310-00C Fuel System - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the fuel tank heat shield.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. Disconnect the quick connectors and electrical connector.
    Refer to: Quick Release Coupling (310-00C Fuel System - General Information, General Procedures).
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
    • Detach the retainer clips.
  1. NOTE: This step requires the aid of another technician.

    Remove the bolts and fuel tank from the vehicle.
    Use the General Equipment: Powertrain Jack
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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