Continental 2000-2002

Relieving Fuel System Pressure

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the fuel tank fill cap to relieve the pressure in the fuel tank.
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  7. Remove the cap from the Schrader valve located on the fuel supply manifold.

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    Fig. Remove the Schrader valve cap, then install the Fuel Pressure Gauge

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  9. Attach Fuel Pressure Gauge T80L-9974-A to the valve, open the manual valve slowly and drain the fuel through the drain tube into a suitable container.
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  11. After the fuel system pressure is relieved, remove the fuel pressure gauge and install the cap on the Schrader valve.
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  13. Install the fuel tank fill cap.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable only after system repairs are completed.
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CAUTION
Fuel supply lines on fuel injected vehicles will remain pressurized for some time after the engine is shut off. Fuel pressure must be relieved before servicing the fuel system.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the fuel tank cap to relieve the pressure in the fuel tank.
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  5. Remove the cap from the Schrader valve located on the fuel supply manifold.
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  7. Attach fuel pressure gauge T80L-9974-A or equivalent, to the Schrader valve and drain the fuel through the drain tube into a suitable container.
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  9. After the fuel system pressure is relieved, remove the fuel pressure gauge and install the cap on the Schrader valve.
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