Can anyone please tell me where the electric fuel pump is located on a 1996 f3500 diesel powerstroke pickup?

15 Responses to Can anyone please tell me where the electric fuel pump is located on a 1996 f3500 diesel powerstroke pickup?

  1. Double R August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    Hate to be the one to tell you this, but the lift pump is actually mounted on top of the engine near the fuel filter housing and can be kind of a booger to change. There is a second high pressure pump that is driven off the front of the engine.

    But for all intents and purposes, the filter that fails most often is the one on top of the engine. To access it you will have to remove the plastic beauty cover on top of the engine. Look at the fuel filter housing at the top, and behind it is the fuel pump.

    I have probably changed a dozen of these for leaking.

  2. whatmarc August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    in the gastank

  3. grraartist August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    In the fuel tank .

  4. toomarilyn August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    All cars with fuel injection,and that includes diesels the fuel pump is in the fuel tank. Diesels don’t have GAS tanks.

  5. matt man August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    should be in the tank… some cars have two pumps tho… one inside and one beside the tank… Don’t forget to replace the fuel filter also…

  6. JA August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    in the fuel tank. dont 4get to replace the filter

  7. BMWSGOD August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    I don’t know much about this truck. But I do know that a truck that old must have a mechanical fuel pump. But I checked parts america and found only mechanical fuel pumps. So I think its under the hood. There MAY be a electric pump in the tank BUT its is most likely just a pick up low pressure pump to feed fuel to the second pump that actually pressurizes it.

  8. Al s August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    IT located inside the gas tank. There are two ways you can get to it.

    One is to drain the gas tank and drop the gas tank. Personally, I think this is not a very good idea. You’ll have gallons and gallons of fuel around. Doesn’t those stupid thing fail when you have full tank??

    The other is to remove the bed. It is not very heavy at all. You’ll have to remove the bolts inside the bed that old it onto the frame and disconnect the wire to the tail lights. Remove the fueling hose. Once the steps above been done, you could either get a couple guys to help you lift it off the truck OR (my favorite) you could careful push the bed to one side just enough to get to the fuel pump. Once you replaced the pump, the installation is reversal process.

    Good luck!!

  9. frank August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    Probably in gas tank.

  10. D2 August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    trace your fuel lines,that should lead you right to it,maybe in the fuel tank?

  11. gearbox August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    If I remember there is only one fuel pump and it’s on the side frame rail of the truck (Look under the drivers door on the drivers side frame rail on the inside for it)…. it’s after the bowl that your two fuel lines come together in to allow you to switch tanks and is a round cylinder with heavy thick guage wiring to power the pump.

    key word is diesel… most people are telling you where the gasoline or older powerstoke pumps are

  12. mike d August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    I HAVE A 1997 IT IS NOT IN TAKE IT IS ON TOP OF ENGINE TOWARD BACK IT IS MECH. FUEL PUMP

  13. mojo1969 August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    Probably inside the gas tank.

  14. Pete T August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    it don’t have a fuel pump , it has a injector pump , should be located on the side of the engine, look for 6 fuel lines , each running to an injector on or near the top of the engine.

  15. SIMON J P August 17, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    not all diesels have fuel pumps in the tank they have sending units. The 6.0l fuel pump is frame rail mounted. The 6.4L also has a frame rail pump but the high pressure fuel pump is located on top of the engine in the rear under the turbo uppipes.