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Old 05-19-2022, 11:48 AM   #1
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1993 Fleetwood Bounder questions

A couple of quick questions about this motorhome that I am having problems sourcing the answers. I have both manuals for chassis and motorhome but both lack detail. 1992 F53 with 460 engine.
1) where do I find the chassis VIN? I have looked through windshield on drivers side and see nothing. I have the motorhome home vin but that doesnít help me when I try to order parts.
2) can I get a build sheet once I find the VIN
3) where do I find the fuel filter? Is it on driver or passenger side?
4) does anyone know the size of the fuel pressure test valve on the injector rail? I purchased a fuel pressure tester that is supposed to be for ford but the coonector on the tester is too big for the test valve.
5) how do you remove the fuel pump and ecm relays from the black relay holder?
I have pulled pretty hard on the relay and it wonít let go, I donít want to damage anything. There must be a clip or something holding it in there.
I tried to post a picture of the relay holder, hopefully it uploads.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-19-2022, 12:56 PM   #2
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Your VIN should give you some details on the chassis. Type it in here:

On my GM chassis, one of the VIN letters was the chassis version and once I knew that, parts places could look up parts. My chassis came in two sub-variants, one had 4-wheel disk brakes, the other rear drums.

I'm not familiar with the Ford chassis but you may try looking at the relay bracket with mirror to see if you can see some tabs. The other trick would be to unplug the relays, unbolt the holder, take it out, and then work on getting the relays out.

I suspect if your chassis had a separate serial number it would be on a data plate riveted to the frame.

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Old 05-19-2022, 08:05 PM   #3
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1. The VIN on my 1993 F53 Newmar is on the driver's doorframe. There is only one VIN on mine, the one I used to register and license it. Which I have ignored ever since. For my chassis and drivetrain parts lookups I've only ever needed to know "1993 F53". Try it at RockAuto, Advance, Autozone, any of those online parts places. They don't care about your VIN.
2. Perhaps someone more familiar with vintage Bounders will know.
3. The fuel filter is a metal "can" on the inside of the driver's side about four feet back from the engine.
4. The schrader valve on the fuel rail is old school standard and doesn't have a size designation that I know of. Most fuel pressure tester kits come with a fair selection of fittings. I know the cheap one I got from Harbor Freight did. As sis the better one I bought from Mac Tools. I've never seen one for "Ford Only". What kind did you buy?
5. My somewhat different F53 doesn't have a relay cover like that. If it were me I would remove the obvious screws holding the cover on so I could flip it over and actually see what is holding the relays on.

I take it you are having fuel pump issues? There are a couple of good threads about getting fuel pumps sorted out in the Ford chassis section. One of which I started if you want to look.

If your coach has been sitting a LONG time without being started, it's pretty common for the fuel pump to "stick" and not run. Gasoline gets old and gummy. In mild cases sometimes you can tap the pump and have it break loose and run. I personally wouldn't consider a pump that had stuck to be reliable, even if it does seem to work. In cases where the gas is pretty bad and the pump is actually visibly gummy, you just have to replace it.
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