How to Remove the Fuel Pump in a 1993 Ford Probeby Dan Ferrell
The fuel pump in your 1993 Ford Probe is part of the fuel pump/sending unit assembly and is accessible through the rear floor. The pump is replaced as an assembly without the sending unit; however, once you have removed the fuel pump from the fuel tank, compare the old unit to the new one and make sure you have the exact assembly configuration for your Probe model and the fuel lines installed properly.
Removing the Fuel Pump
Park your Probe on a level surface. Start the engine and apply the parking brake.
Open the hood and remove the lid from the fuse box located in the left side (driver side) of the engine compartment. Then remove the fuel pump relay. The inside of the lid has a diagram for you to locate this relay.
Replace the fuel pump relay once the engine stalls. You have just released the pressure from the fuel system. Now turn off the ignition key.
Detach the ground (black) battery cable using a wrench.
Open the driver and passenger doors. Push on the clips located at the bottom on each side of the rear cushion and remove the cushion.
Locate, on the rear floor, the electrical connector going through an access cover and unplug the connector. This connector goes to the fuel pump/sending unit assembly inside the fuel tank.
Unscrew the access door using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket and move the access cover to the side.
Detach the fuel hoses from the fuel pump/sending unit assembly using a pair of slip joint pliers.
Unscrew the fuel pump/sending unit assembly from the fuel tank using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
Lift carefully the fuel pump/sending unit out of the tank and discard the fuel pump tank seal.
Unplug the fuel sending unit electrical connector. After that, unscrew the sending unit mounting nuts using the ratchet and socket and remove the sending unit from the fuel pump assembly.
Installing the New Fuel Pump
Install the sending unit on the new fuel pump assembly using the ratchet and socket. Now plug the sending unit electrical connector to the fuel pump assembly.
Set the fuel pump/sending unit in the tank using a new fuel pump tank seal.
Screw the fuel pump/sending unit assembly to the fuel tank using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
Attach the fuel hoses to the fuel pump/sending unit assembly using the slip joint pliers.
Set the access door in place and plug the electrical connector to the fuel pump/sending unit assembly. But do not install the mounting screws yet.
Attach the ground (black) battery cable using the wrench. Start the engine and check for fuel leaks at the fuel hoses attached to the fuel pump/sending unit assembly. After that, turn off the engine.
Install and tighten the mounting screws to the fuel pump/sending unit access door.
Set the rear cushion in place and push the cushion under pins against the retaining clips on the floor so the clips catch on the cushion pins.
- "Mazda 626 and MX-6 Ford Probe Automotive Repair Manual"; Jay Storer and John H. Haynes; 2001
Things You'll Need
- Ratchet extension
- Slip joint pliers
- New fuel pump tank seal
Since 2003 Dan Ferrell has contributed general and consumer-oriented news to television and the Web. His work has appeared in Texas, New Mexico and Miami and on various websites. Ferrell is a certified automation and control technician from the Advanced Technology Center in El Paso, Texas.