Then it started not taking fuel after the fuel pump change. The fuel filter may also allow dirt to get through it and clog the fuel injectors. Lower the car off the jack stands using the floor jack. However on some models like mine there are not any plastic clips there are metal ones on the outside that clip onto the filter and the fuel line, with ones like this there are metal retaining clips on the inside of the line as well it will take alot of force to pull them off and you will notice how there are two or three little metal pieces sticking out of the line, with a small screwdriver try to bend them back in if you cannot you will have to buy new ones from a autoparts store orliley autoparts or advanced auto parts have them, the dorman part number is 800-017 , they are called retaining clips, without them the lines will leak like crazy and you will not be able to drive, if you give up the new lines are available at the dealer for about 100 apiece and are about 6 hours of dealer labor to put in, so be carefull. Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Remove the fuel hose clamps, and then disconnect and plug the hoses to prevent them from leaking fuel.
See my other thread on filler neck replacement. It is sometimes located inside the fuel tank… You need a special wrench from your auto parts store. Open the manual valve on the pressure gauge. Anyone know where it is? You need to take the vehicle to the dealer so they can check it out for you. Aug 02, 2011 Mercury Mountaineer fuel filter is located in front and on top of behind two shields. Relieve the fuel system pressure by unscrewing the fuel tank cap. Loosen the clamp on the fuel filter with a screwdriver.
Even after the fuel tank has been drained, highly flammable gases are present. If this is so, what is the best way to get to it? Reconnect the negative battery cable and tighten the gas tank cap. It is behind a plastic cover. Take the fuel filter out of the bracket. Mercury Mountaineer fuel filter is located in front and on top of behind two shields. It should pump in faster.
Locate the fuel filter, which is underneath the vehicle near the fuel tank. Since it's plastic it can break very easily. Once you have access to the area the headlight wire harness releases from the headlight assemble by lifting the plastic hook that latches to a nob … on the light bulb assembly. This happened to mine as well. Trash mostly is trapped at the pump inlet screen and in the filter. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
When you look just behind the front passenger side tire you will see the first shield. Disconnect the hose at the bottom of the fuel filter, removing its hairpin clip like the earlier one. The fuel filter heat shield is located just below the seating area on the driver's side. To install, reverse the removal procedure. I had it towed to a mechanic.
Mercury Mountaineer fuel filter is located in front and on top of behind two shields. Get down unde … r the car and look for it. Finally, start your Mercury Cougar to check for leaks. Running a vehicle out of gas allows any trash or goo to get in the fuel system. Put on the hose clamps and tighten them.
The other possibility is a blocked screen in the lower fuel pipe. Thanks Drew, that is what i did. Its metal casing surrounds the fuel line just in front of the gas tank. Then you unclip the fuel filter from the frame under the driver side of the car. Tighten the protective shield's bolts to 15 ft-lbs.
You will need to jack up or put the car on a lift to access it. Remove the bolts on the fuel filter with an adjustable wrench. Place a gas can on the ground below the fuel filter, which is near the firewall in the engine compartment. When the collar is off the headlight bulb just pulls straight out. The fuel filter will be located under the driver side door tucked inside the frame rail. Aug 02, 2011 Mercury Mountaineer fuel filter is located in front and on top of behind two shields. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
Therefore fuel must flow through this filter in order for it to filter the fuel. You should now have complete access to the filter. Repeat this process and remove the second rear fuel line. Lift and remove the filter from the car. There is a bracket that kind of hides it. Connect both the lower and upper fuel line hoses to the filter using the hairpin clips.