Fuel leak on 1992 F150 with dual tanks - F150online Forums

Go Back   F150online Forums > F-Series Trucks > Pre-1997 Models
Log In 

Pre-1997 Models

Fuel leak on 1992 F150 with dual tanks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-02-1999, 05:45 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Tallahassee, FL USA
Posts: 5
Fuel leak on 1992 F150 with dual tanks

Had a problem yesterday that I would like to pass on to everybody. On my pickup with dual tanks the rear tank suddenly started pumping fuel to the front tank (which was full) causing it to overflow.

My mechanic found that it was a Ford recall item but, I can't remember getting the notice. (I am the orginal owner)

Mine is a '92 model so the problem isn't going to 'just happen' at a specific time or mileage (155,400 for me).

If you have a dual tank F150 I would suggest that you call or drop by your dealer to find out if you need the repair kit.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2000, 09:11 PM
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Posts: 37

Have a friend who had this problem and the dealer quoted $1000 to replace both fuel pumps, adding the necessary check valves.
Gadzooks!!! Does anyone know the hours it should take to do this??? That sounds mighty high!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2000, 04:57 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Vehicle: 2001 Ford Lightning
Posts: 125
Red face

I own a '92 F-150 as well and never got any kind of recall. I guess it isn't to much of a problem for me because i never fill up both talks all the way. I usualy only fill both half way. Are you sure this is a problem an should be checked out?

92'4X4 Flareside F-150, 351W V8,33" tires, 4" procomp lift, flows, K&N filter, etc.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2000, 08:56 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2

Its a big problem all right. We have repaired dozens in our shop. There was a safety recall on it for the 1990-early 1993 F-Series, but there is only the usual Ford 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on it. Most dealers will charge about $500-550 to replace each fuel pump. If you need both, then its about double that. There are also cheaper pump in the aftermarket, but why should owners have to pay for a safety recall repair?

The NHTSA has got a safety defect investigation (EA99-032) on this problem, because Ford's recall fix doesn't work, and there are some 1993 models that also have this problem. Let NHTSA know about your problem at: www.nhtsa.dot.gov If Ford has to recall again, you might get reimbursed for your cost. Also, Blue Oval News has a call for reports on this problem (www.blueovalnews.com)
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2000, 07:57 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 4

We've done them in our shop too. I thought all manufacturers had a lifetime warranty on their safety recalls. Our customers get mad at Ford, but Ford just tells them to take a hike.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2000, 12:53 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Houston, by way of every major city in America.
Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150
Posts: 5,086
Send a message via AIM to 98SCREAMER

I have a friend who has or had a 92,he showed me the recall letter,,it does exist.
I'd call them on it,if your the original owner,,,,,98

98 F-150 4.6 Litre XLT2wd Ext. cab
prarie tan/tan int.
K/N gen.II fipk
custom dual exh/gibson rectangle tips/rear exiting.
color matched snuglid
Westin nerfs blk .powdercoat
Clear front corners
Cobra 75WXST cb w/weather alert
Kenwood cd w/Radio Shack speakers,don't laugh it sounds pretty good
Viper 500HF Security system
On the way/wheels,tires,air dam, etc..etc.......
doin the monochromatic boogie
on the front end.Billet grilles on order
Fender Guitars,ROCK!!!

Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2000, 09:17 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Dearborn, Michigan
Posts: 8

We now have an online form on BlueOvalNews.com that you can fill out that is specific for this problem.

You can request the information you supply be sent to Ford and/or NHTSA.

Your help in this safety matter is essential. I also have a 1991 F-Series that also exibits this problem.

Link to form: http://www.bonforums.com/complaintform_fseriesfuel.htm

Robert Lane
Staff Writer
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2000, 05:24 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: houston, texas, usa
Posts: 161

I have a similar problem with my 1988 truck, but I don't get any overflow. All that happens to me is that the rear tank is getting empty when I'm on the front tank. And I was wondering how I could get so many miles out of that one tank and only so few out of the other...
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2006, 10:56 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1
Found Letter!

This might be a dumb question, but I recently found my letter notifying me of the fuel pump recall. Something about a valve failing and causing fuel to be pumped from one tank to the other until it overflows. Somehow I overlooked getting this fixed, and now I suddenly have the problem. Will Ford still honor the recall or will I be out the $1000 for the pumps due to my own stupidity? btw: I'm not the original owner of the truck.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2006, 08:35 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Copley, Ohio
Vehicle: 1996 Ford F150
Posts: 2,477
What you have is a defective return flow check valve in the tank which is overflowing. The tank which is emptying is working correctly.

So, the quick-fix, which costs $0 is this.
Fill both tanks.
Select the tank which is overflowing drive on it till empty
Select the other tank drive on it till empty
Re-select the overflowing tank drive on it till you've used up the overflow.
Re-fill and start over beginning with the verflowing tank.

You're going to want to fix the check valve sooner or later. Buy the parts rom Ford and do it yourself.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 11:23 PM
crc crc is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5
just got my 91 f150 a couple months ago. while trying to figure out why it wouldn't pass the deq, it finally did, i ran across the bulletin somewhere on th internet. My truck wasn't doing this, but i called the local ford dealer here in portland, **** hannah i think, and brought it in and they fixed everything for free. One bulletin said Ford would honor it for so many years or under 150,000 miles. I have less than that, so maybe that is why the honored it, but the dealer said they were honoring all of them. kind of confusing, i would push the local dealer to honor it though. we printed out all the stuff we found and took it in to them, but it was no problem.
Good Luck!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2006, 03:36 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: south carolina
Vehicle: 1977 ford f150
Posts: 12
Originally Posted by bjoern
I have a similar problem with my 1988 truck, but I don't get any overflow. All that happens to me is that the rear tank is getting empty when I'm on the front tank. And I was wondering how I could get so many miles out of that one tank and only so few out of the other...

I recently repaired a 88 f150 that would fill up the rear tank when switched to frt tank.These trucks run three fuel pumps two low preesure pumps,one in each tank and one high pressure pump on frame. there is a switching canister inline,when you switch tanks the pump kicks on and moves a diaphragm to cut off the other tank you need to replace this it is on frame rail with all the lines hooked into it. this is for pre 92 ford trucks..
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 08:55 AM
lrb lrb is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
I have a Ford F150 1992 that is leaking from the fuel system. Ford Consumer Hotline reports that a recall was performed, but has no record of a date, only a dealership. Dealership has no record of performing recall. In any event, whether it was performed or not, the check valve has gone out again. To me this is a serious safety issue. NHTSA has an open investigation in regards to this recall. Has anyone been in this same situation? Ford said to contact them if it catches on fire!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 11:46 AM
Steve83's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Memphis, TN 38135, USA, Earth
Vehicle: 1983 Ford Bronco
Posts: 5,467
Where exactly is the leak? What is the FSA number? My list shows none applicable to a '92 F150 fuel leak.
Walk softly & carry a BIG SIX ! ! !

. .
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 12:11 PM
lrb lrb is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
1992 Ford F-150 Recalls
Recall ID# 01I008000 - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

NHTSA Action Number: RQ98008
NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: 93V125000
Make: FORD Model: F150
Year : 1992
Date Investigation Opened : May 29, 1998
Date Investigation Closed : Open
Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New JDM Fuel System MDK Superchargers & Turbochargers 4 08-24-2015 12:12 AM
Help Diagnosing a Mild Misfire at Low Idle - 2007 F150 4.6L pa 150 2004 - 2008 F-150 6 07-19-2015 06:57 PM
Сat back exhaust for a 2015 F150 + video carid Site Vendor Specials & Classifieds 0 07-17-2015 09:25 AM
Here it is! New JDM Fuel System MDK 2004 - 2008 F-150 6 07-14-2015 02:56 AM
When to change fuel injectors rusty1971 1997 - 2003 F-150 18 07-09-2015 07:30 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 AM.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Fordé is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company