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Old 06-11-2013, 03:26 PM
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Fuel pressure can be checked via the fuel rail on top of the motor. There's a "schrader" like valve on it. Key on and there should be pressure. Just unscrew cap and push on valve stem, you'll get gas spray if pump is working. Hook up pressure gage if you have one. Much better and safer.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:48 PM
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+1 on moleson10.....use the schrader valve on top of the fuel rail. you should be getting approx 5si on a guage. I have an 08 XStar with the 6.0 and my pump went out 2 weeks ago... I just bought the $75 Airtech E2044 from Advance, took about an hour to install it, and it's been running fine since then. After replacing the fuel pump you may have just had air in the lines from the previous pump. Mine acted weird at first too until I bled the line via the schrader valve.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:54 PM
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I bought the airtech E2044 yesterday at Auto Zone for my MCX motor. This will work right??.....looks pretty simple. Is this a plug and play deal or do I need to change out fuel lines, etc??? Can someone explain and I'll step outside and install it. I can return the 623.00 package I just got from dealer if this works
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:25 PM
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Plug and play process. Changed out on my 04 X30 last year and my 05 X 45 this year. Same pump, same process. Remove the canister from the tank. Remove the small Phillips screws holding the pump down in the plastic canister. Unhook the red and black wire from the pump itself. Leave them hooked to the canister. Remove the plastic fuel line from the pump itself, leaving the other end attached to the canister. The removal of the fuel line from the pump is the toughest step in the process. Had to pry it a little without damaging it.

Whole process takes about an hour.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:45 PM
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I'm so excited!! You guys will have saved me a fortune if this works!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:01 AM
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Just because it pumps fuel doesn't mean it's pumping or maintaining the correct pressure.
agreed, but if it's squirting pretty good, you'll know. they generally don't die a 'little'. you and your gauges...
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:51 AM
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For the fuel line, just pick up a cheap set of a/c or fuel line pullers. Makes it real easy.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:08 AM
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For the fuel line, just pick up a cheap set of a/c or fuel line pullers. Makes it real easy.
Napa sells the plastic AC removal tools in a pack that is very cheap. Comes with 6 different sizes.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:04 PM
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Smile Here we go!!

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My friend is coming over to help me install one of these right now.....hopefully we can make the $70.00 option work!! Will advise....
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:21 PM
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It's official......the AIRTEX worked!!!! The install was a little messy only because my fuel tank was full!! NOTE: Try to have a fuel pump go out when you only have a half tank of gas!! Thank you to this forum for advising the AIRTEX......PM me if you need any help with this.
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