Ford Taurus Service Manual: Fuel Tank and Lines

SPECIFICATIONS

General Specifications

Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Torque Specifications

Ford Taurus. Fuel System

DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

Fuel Tank and Lines

2.0L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI)

Fuel Tank and Lines

The fuel tank and lines consists of:

  • a single container (L-shaped) fuel tank.
  • a fuel level sensor assembly.
  • a Fuel Pump (FP) module that operates on 5.5 or 12 volts depending on load, that supplies fuel under pressure to the high pressure FP.
  • a lifetime fuel filter (serviced as part of the FP module).
  • an Easy Fuel TM (capless) fuel tank filler pipe assembly, which cannot be modified in any way and is serviced only by the installation of a new fuel tank filler pipe assembly.
  • a supplemental refueling adapter located in the luggage compartment.
  • fuel tubes (liquid and vapor) along with brake tubes mounted on the underside of the vehicle in a bundle.
  • a Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) sensor (part of the fuel vapor tube assembly).
  • a serviceable fuel level sender mounted on the FP module.
  • a serviceable fuel level sender mounted on the fuel level sensor assembly.

3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI)

Fuel Tank and Lines

The fuel tank and lines consists of:

  • a dual-container (saddle-type) fuel tank.
  • a fuel level sensor assembly.
  • a Fuel Pump (FP) module that operates on 5.5 or 12 volts depending on load, that supplies fuel under pressure to the high pressure FP.
  • a lifetime fuel filter (serviced as part of the FP module).
  • an Easy Fuel TM (capless) fuel tank filler pipe assembly, which cannot be modified in any way and is serviced only by the installation of a new fuel tank filler pipe assembly.
  • a supplemental refueling adapter located in the luggage compartment.
  • fuel tubes (liquid and vapor) along with brake tubes mounted on the underside of the vehicle in a bundle.
  • a Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) sensor (part of the fuel vapor tube assembly).
  • a serviceable fuel level sender mounted on the FP module.
  • a serviceable fuel level sender mounted on the fuel level sensor assembly.

3.5L Ti-VCT

Fuel Tank and Lines

The fuel tank and lines consist of:

  • either a single container (L-shaped) or a dual-container (saddle-type) fuel tank.
  • a fuel level sensor assembly (saddle-type fuel tank).
  • a Fuel Pump (FP) module that supplies fuel under pressure to the fuel rail.
  • a lifetime fuel filter (serviced as part of the FP module).
  • an Easy Fuel TM (capless) fuel tank filler pipe assembly, which cannot be modified in any way and is serviced only by the installation of a new fuel tank filler pipe assembly.
  • a supplemental refueling adapter located in the luggage compartment.
  • a Fuel Pump (FP) module that operates on 10 or 12 volts depending on load, that supplies fuel under pressure to the fuel rail.
  • fuel tubes (liquid and vapor) along with brake tubes mounted on the underside of the vehicle in a bundle.
  • a Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) sensor (part of the fuel vapor tube assembly).
  • a serviceable fuel level sender mounted on the FP module.
  • a serviceable fuel level sender mounted on the fuel level sensor assembly (saddle-type fuel tank).

Fuel Pump (FP) Shut-off Feature

NOTE: Refer to the Description and Operation, Intelligent Access with Push Button Start in Section 419-01A to review the procedures for achieving the various ignition states (ignition OFF, ignition in ACCESSORY, ignition ON and ignition START) on vehicles with this feature.

In the event of a moderate to severe collision, the vehicle is equipped with a Fuel Pump (FP) shut-off feature that is initiated by the event notification signal.

The event notification signal is a signal provided by the Restraints Control Module (RCM) to the FP control module. Signal communication between the RCM and the FP control module allows the PCM to shut-off the FP.

Should the vehicle shut off after a collision due to this feature, the vehicle may be restarted by first turning the ignition to the OFF position and then turn the ignition to the ON position. In some instances the vehicle may not start the first time and may take one additional ignition cycle.

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING

Fuel Tank and Lines

Refer to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual.

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Fuel Tank - L-Shaped

Special Tool(s)

Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Removal and Installation

 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 are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Do not carry personal electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers or audio equipment of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Before working on or disconnecting any of the fuel tubes or fuel system components, relieve the fuel system pressure to prevent accidental spraying of fuel. Fuel in the fuel system remains under high pressure, even when the engine is not running. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: When handling fuel, always observe fuel handling precautions and be prepared in the event of fuel spillage. Spilled fuel may be ignited by hot vehicle components or other ignition sources. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery when working on an evaporative emission (EVAP) system or fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Drain the fuel tank. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
  1. Remove the muffler and tail pipe assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 309-00.
  1. Remove the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister. For additional information, refer to Section 303-13.
  1. Remove the fuel tank shield push pin retainer, if equipped.
  1. NOTE: Some residual fuel may remain in the fuel tank filler pipe after draining the fuel tank. Carefully drain any residual fuel into a suitable container.

    Release the clamp and remove the fuel tank filler pipe hose from the filler pipe.

    • To install, tighten to 3 Nm (27 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Disconnect the fuel vapor tube assembly-to-fuel tank filler pipe recirculation tube quick connect coupling. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Release the fresh air hose vent cap and pin-type retainer from the body.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Position the Powertrain Lift under the fuel tank.
  1. Remove the 2 front fuel tank strap bolts, carefully lower and remove the fuel tank from the vehicle.
    • To install, tighten to 35 Nm (26 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: Prior to performing the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Leak Test, reconnect the Fuel Pump Driver Module (FPDM) electrical connector.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Fuel Tank - Saddle Type

Special Tool(s)

Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Removal and Installation

 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 are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Do not carry personal electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers or audio equipment of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Before working on or disconnecting any of the fuel tubes or fuel system components, relieve the fuel system pressure to prevent accidental spraying of fuel. Fuel in the fuel system remains under high pressure, even when the engine is not running. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: When handling fuel, always observe fuel handling precautions and be prepared in the event of fuel spillage. Spilled fuel may be ignited by hot vehicle components or other ignition sources. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery when working on an evaporative emission (EVAP) system or fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Drain the fuel tank. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
  1. Remove the muffler and tail pipe. For additional information, refer to Section 309-00.
  1. NOTE: Support the driveshaft.

    Remove the 4 exhaust support brace bolts and the exhaust brace.

    • To Install, tighten to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTICE: Do not reuse the bolt and washer assemblies for the rear Constant Velocity (CV) joint flange. Install new assemblies or damage to the vehicle may occur.

    NOTE: Index mark the rear driveshaft flange.

    Remove and discard the 3 Rear Drive Unit (RDU) pinion flange bolt and washer assemblies.
    • To Install, tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Separate the driveshaft CV flange from the RDU flange using a flat-blade screwdriver in the area shown. Position rear of driveshaft aside and support with mechanics wire.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Remove the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister. For additional information, refer to Section 303-13.
  1. NOTE: Some residual fuel may remain in the fuel tank filler pipe after draining the fuel tank. Carefully drain any residual fuel into a suitable container.

    Release the clamp and remove the fuel tank filler pipe hose from the fuel filler pipe.

    • To install, tighten to 3 Nm (27 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Disconnect the fuel vapor tube assembly-to-fuel tank filler pipe recirculation tube quick connect coupling. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Disconnect the fuel tank jumper tube-to-fuel tube quick connect coupling. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Release the fresh air hose vent cap and pin-type retainer from the body.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Position the Powertrain Lift under the fuel tank.
  1. Remove the 2 front fuel tank strap bolts and release the 2 straps from the fuel tank and carefully position aside.
    • To install, tighten to 35 Nm (26 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Carefully lower and remove the fuel tank from the vehicle.
  1. NOTE: Prior to performing the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Leak Test, reconnect the Fuel Pump Driver Module (FPDM) electrical connector.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Fuel Tank Filler Pipe

Special Tool(s)

Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Removal and Installation

 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 are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Do not carry personal electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers or audio equipment of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: When handling fuel, always observe fuel handling precautions and be prepared in the event of fuel spillage. Spilled fuel may be ignited by hot vehicle components or other ignition sources. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery when working on an evaporative emission (EVAP) system or fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.
  1. NOTE: The supplemental refueling adapter is located in the luggage compartment.

    Install the supplemental refueling adapter and a length of semi-rigid fuel drain tube into the Easy Fuel TM (capless) fuel tank filler pipe.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Attach the Fuel Storage Tanker to the fuel drain tube and remove any residual fuel in the fuel tank filler pipe.
  1. Remove the information bezel.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Remove the RR wheel and tire. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04.
  1. Remove the 8 screws, 3 pushpins, 3 scrivets and the RR fender splash shield.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: Some residual fuel may remain in the fuel tank filler pipe after draining the fuel tank. Carefully drain any residual fuel into a suitable container.

    Release the clamp and remove the fuel tank filler pipe hose from the fuel tank.

    • To install, tighten to 3 Nm (27 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Disconnect and detach the fuel vapor tube assembly-to-fuel tank filler pipe recirculation tube quick connect coupling. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00. Remove the fuel tank filler pipe bolt, and release the fuel tank filler pipe from the fuel filler door cup bezel and remove the filler pipe from the vehicle.
    • To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Fuel Pump Module

Special Tool(s)

Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Removal

All Vehicles

 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 are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Do not carry personal electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers or audio equipment of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Before working on or disconnecting any of the fuel tubes or fuel system components, relieve the fuel system pressure to prevent accidental spraying of fuel. Fuel in the fuel system remains under high pressure, even when the engine is not running. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: When handling fuel, always observe fuel handling precautions and be prepared in the event of fuel spillage. Spilled fuel may be ignited by hot vehicle components or other ignition sources. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery when working on an evaporative emission (EVAP) system or fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

  1. Release the fuel system pressure. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.
  1. Remove the rear seat lower cushion. For additional information, refer to Section 501-10.

Vehicles with Police Package

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

All Vehicles

  1. Remove the Fuel Pump (FP) module access cover, located on the RH side floor pan.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. If equipped, remove the 3 nuts and the FP module shield.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: To avoid introducing contamination into the fuel tank use compressed air to clean the FP module connections, couplings, flange surfaces and the immediate surrounding area of any dirt or foreign material.

    Disconnect the electrical connectors.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Disconnect the Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) sensor electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the fuel tank quick connect couplings. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Attach the Fuel Storage Tanker tube to the FP module outlet fitting and remove one fourth (approximately 5 gallons) of the fuel from a completely full tank, lowering the fuel level below the FP module mounting flange.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: Carefully install the Fuel Tank Sender Unit Wrench to avoid damaging the FP module when removing the lock ring.

    Install the Fuel Tank Sender Unit Wrench, remove the FP module lock ring.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTICE: The Fuel Pump (FP) module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm.

    NOTE: Place absorbent toweling in the immediate surrounding area in case of fuel spillage.

    Carefully lift the FP module out of the fuel tank to access and disconnect the FP module internal fuel tube-to- FP module quick connect coupling and the transfer tube quick connect coupling, if equipped. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.

    NOTE: AWD shown FWD similar.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: The FP module will have residual fuel remaining internally, drain into a suitable container.

    Completely remove the FP module from the fuel tank.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Remove and discard the FP module O-ring seal.

Installation

All Vehicles

  1. NOTICE: The FP module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm.

    NOTE: Inspect the mating surfaces of the FP module flange and fuel tank O-ring seal contact surfaces. Wipe clean with a lint free towel. Install a new FP module or fuel tank if the O-ring seal contact area is bent, scratched or corroded.

    NOTE: Sweep the float arm to ensure freedom of travel.

    NOTE: Make sure to install a new FP module O-ring seal.

    Install a new O-ring seal.
  1. Loosely install a 12" (minimum length) zip-tie to the internal fuel tube at the quick connect coupling. Leave the tail of the zip tie on to allow the tube to be retrieved while the FP module is being installed.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: Make sure the alignment tab on the FP module and the fuel tank meet before tightening the FP module lock ring.

    Install the FP module by inserting the float rod through the Fuel Tank opening. Connect the transfer tube quick connect coupling at the bottom of the FP module, if equipped. Then, use the zip tie to help retrieve and connect the internal fuel tube to the FP module as it is installed into the fuel tank. Pull on the fuel tube connection to make sure it is connected securely. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00. Remove the zip tie.

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  1. NOTE: Install a new lock ring if it is bent, damaged or corroded.

    NOTE: Carefully install the Fuel Tank Sender Unit Wrench to avoid damaging the FP module when tightening the lock ring.

    Install the Fuel Tank Sender Unit Wrench and tighten the fuel tank lock ring by turning clockwise.

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  1. Connect the fuel tank quick connect couplings. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.

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  1. Connect the FP module electrical connector.

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  1. If equipped, install the FP module shield.
    • To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Install the Fuel Pump (FP) module access cover.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Vehicles equipped with Police Package

  1. Hand tighten only.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Tighten to 55Nm (41 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

All Vehicles

  1. Install the rear seat lower cushion. For additional information, refer to Section 501-10.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.

Fuel Level Sensor

Special Tool(s)

Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Removal

All Vehicles

 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 are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Do not carry personal electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers or audio equipment of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Before working on or disconnecting any of the fuel tubes or fuel system components, relieve the fuel system pressure to prevent accidental spraying of fuel. Fuel in the fuel system remains under high pressure, even when the engine is not running. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: When handling fuel, always observe fuel handling precautions and be prepared in the event of fuel spillage. Spilled fuel may be ignited by hot vehicle components or other ignition sources. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery when working on an evaporative emission (EVAP) system or fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

  1. Release the fuel system pressure. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.
  1. Remove the rear seat lower cushion. For additional information, refer to Section 501-10.

Vehicles with Police Package

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

All Vehicles

  1. Remove the fuel level sensor access cover.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: To avoid introducing contamination into the fuel tank use compressed air to clean the fuel level sensor connections, couplings, flange surfaces and the immediate surrounding area of any dirt or foreign material.

    Disconnect the fuel level sensor electrical connector.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: Place absorbent toweling in the immediate surrounding area in case of fuel spillage.

    NOTE: Carefully install the Fuel Tank Sender Unit Wrench to avoid damaging the fuel level sensor when removing the lock ring.

    Install the Fuel Tank Sender Unit Wrench, remove the fuel level sensor lock ring.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: The fuel level sensor must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm.

    Carefully lift the fuel level sensor out of the fuel tank to access and disconnect the quick release coupling. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. NOTE: The fuel level sensor must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm.

    Remove the fuel level sensor from the fuel tank. Remove and discard the fuel level sensor O-ring seal.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Installation

All Vehicles

  1. NOTE: Make sure to install a new fuel level sensor O-ring seal.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

    • Make sure the alignment arrows on the fuel level sensor and the fuel tank meet before tightening the fuel level sensor lock ring.
    • Tighten the fuel level sensor lock ring until it meets the stop tabs on the fuel tank.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

Vehicles equipped with Police Package

  1. Hand tighten only.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Tighten to 55Nm (41 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

All Vehicles

  1. Install the rear seat lower cushion. For additional information, refer to Section 501-10.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.

Fuel Level Sender

Removal and Installation

 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 are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Do not carry personal electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers or audio equipment of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: When handling fuel, always observe fuel handling precautions and be prepared in the event of fuel spillage. Spilled fuel may be ignited by hot vehicle components or other ignition sources. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery when working on an evaporative emission (EVAP) system or fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

  1. Remove either the Fuel Pump (FP) module or fuel level sensor assembly. For additional information, refer to Fuel Pump Module or Fuel Level Sensor in this section.
  1. Disconnect the fuel level sender electrical connector, depress the lock tab and slide the fuel level sender upwards and remove.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Fuel Lines

Removal and Installation

 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 are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Do not carry personal electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers or audio equipment of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Before working on or disconnecting any of the fuel tubes or fuel system components, relieve the fuel system pressure to prevent accidental spraying of fuel. Fuel in the fuel system remains under high pressure, even when the engine is not running. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: When handling fuel, always observe fuel handling precautions and be prepared in the event of fuel spillage. Spilled fuel may be ignited by hot vehicle components or other ignition sources. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

 WARNING: Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery when working on an evaporative emission (EVAP) system or fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury.

  1. Remove the fuel tank. For additional information, refer to Fuel Tank - L-Shaped or Fuel Tank - Saddle Type in this section.
  1. Remove the rear subframe. For additional information, refer to Section 502-00.
  1. Remove the EVAP canister. For additional information, refer to Section 303-13.
  1. Remove the muffler and tail pipe assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 309-00.
  1. Disconnect the EVAP canister purge valve-to-vapor tube quick connect coupling, and disconnect the fuel tube-to-fuel jumper tube quick connect coupling. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Remove the fuel tube bundle retainer bolt and detach the fuel tube bundle retainers.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Remove the brake line shield nut and brake line shield.
    • To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).

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  1. Disconnect the 2 front-to-middle brake tube fittings.
    • To install, tighten to 20 Nm (177 lb-in).

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  1. Remove the fuel tube bundle retainer stud and detach the fuel tube bundle retainer.
    • To install, tighten to 20 Nm (177 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Remove the fuel tube bundle retainer bolt and detach the fuel tube bundle retainer.
    • To install, tighten to 20 Nm (177 lb-in).

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  1. Detach the 5 fuel tube bundle retainers.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Detach the 2 fuel tube bundle retainers.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. Remove the fuel tube bundle assembly.

    Ford Taurus. Fuel System

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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