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Old 10-04-2022, 02:40 PM   #1
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Fuel Pump replacement

1996 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 36WB on a ford F53 Chassis

Well as we were coming home on south bound US131 in Michigand we lost all power. After a long wait for tow I had mechanic check it out and the fuel pump is shot. Heres the million dollar question. Is there anyone who knows where the pump is located in the tank as we are thinking of cutting hole in floor to access or are we better off dropping tank. There is less than a 1/4 tank of gas in it, but afraid of damaging the underbelly insulation. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..
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I've read about people doing that before so I suspect someone will be able to help with that. What I suggest when I see this kind of post is an external pump. Much less expensive way to go compared to dropping the tank. The external (used by race car drivers so you know they are reliable) pumps are readily available and here's a link to where I bought my last one: Summit Racing

Not saying that's your needed pump though. You'll have to check things yourself. Since people have discovered they can do this, I'm seeing lots of lower cost external fuel pumps when I google them on Amazon and eBay, etc.
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Cutting a hole is the normal way of doing it.
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Old 10-04-2022, 04:58 PM   #4
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Cutting a hole has a lot of risks .. members posted here where they hit something.. wiring or holding tanks.. you tube KEVIN CAUDELL.. he drops fuel tank.. yes different model.. but at 65yrs he had no problems.. he has what I believe is so simple method and best one.. you can even use cargo straps.. so watch his video before you decide which is best for you..
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Old 10-05-2022, 09:43 AM   #5
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I don't cutting holes in the majority of F53's. Mine has a total of six bolts holding the tank in. Another member here found that there was some extra metal pieces welded across his which would make dropping the tank a big ordeal and so chose to cut a nice clean hole in the floor. He did, and cut straight into the top of his freshwater tank. He got it sorted out in the end but for me it's six bolts and drop straight down. I've had mine in and out enough that the last time I left the 25 gallons in it and had it down and out in under 20 minutes.
He's a thread about how I got good at doing it which adds so more info. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/rela...es-508562.html
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Ok well not first time on the pump. Itís dropped but found this
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:59 AM   #7
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Ok so we will replace the fuel pump as it only has 10 psi when ignition is turned on but not running. So when tracing wires to see why we had continuous ground on the fuse we found this. (See attached) after we separated the wire we were able to put fuse back in and not blow it. So now we are repairing those burnt wires.
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Ooo, nasty. Good job troubleshooting though. I also had multiple issues.
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Hereís an update. New pump in tank and tested fired up after just a few cranks, wahoooo!! Ended up replacing with a Delphi pump from CarQuest at 131.00 using the old assembly. So far so good. Got rained out so mounting tank tomorrow. Replaced pump thatís inside the white casing.
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And that is why.. pulling tank.. is better than just cutting a bunch of holes.. you can almost always find something else.. great job.. thank you for the pictures
Hey can you post the part numbers you used.. oh.. check your brake lines while you have tank down..
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I used this 131.00 Delphi Electric Fuel Pump model FE0482. Had to buy the filter/screen separately at another 30.00 to get full warranty.
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Thank you for p# next person that reads this.. it will help them.. great pictures.. great job..
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Cutting a hole is the normal way of doing it.
Most coaches have pass through storage bays between the fuel tank and the cabin floor.
Cutting a hole is not the normal way.

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Probably should change the fuel line to the generator if equipped with generator.
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