Continental 2000-2002

Fuel Pressure Regulator

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Remove the vacuum hose from the pressure regulator



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Fig. Remove the pressure regulator retaining screws and . . .



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Fig. . . . lift the regulator off of the rail



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Fig. Replace the O-ring on the bottom of the fuel pressure regulator

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the fuel tank cap and relieve the fuel system pressure, as explained in this section.
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  5. Disconnect the vacuum line at the pressure regulator.
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  7. Remove and discard the 3 Allen® head screws retaining the regulator housing.
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  9. Remove the pressure regulator, gasket and O-ring.
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  11. If scraping is necessary to remove old gasket material, be careful not to damage the pressure regulator or fuel supply manifold gasket surfaces.
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To install:

  1. Lubricate a new fuel pressure regulator O-ring with clean engine oil.
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NOTE
Never use silicone grease as it will clog the injectors.

  1. Make sure the pressure regulator and fuel supply manifold gasket mating surfaces are clean.
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  3. Install the new O-ring and new gasket on the pressure regulator.
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  5. Install the fuel pressure regulator on the fuel supply manifold. Install new Allen® screws and tighten to 27-40 inch lbs. (3-4.5 Nm).
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  7. Connect the vacuum line to the pressure regulator.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable and turn the ignition switch to the RUN position to allow the fuel pump to pressurize the system.
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  11. Check for fuel leaks.
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  13. Start the engine and let it idle for 2 minutes. Turn the engine OFF and check for leaks.
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