If you are the owner of Ford Escort do not trust the repair manuals, or information from the dealerships. I learned my lesson the hard way when the fuel pump went out in my 1998 Ford Escort station wagon. Everything on the internet and information from the dealership suggested that replacing the fuel pump required dropping the fuel tank from the car.
I proceeded to follow the directions and dropped the fuel tank only to find that it was attached to the wiring harness under the rear seat at an access panel. I could have simply removed the rear seat, removed the access panel, and replaced the fuel pump. The job should have taken a couple of hours tops, instead I spent my entire weekend under the Ford Escort removing the fuel tank.
The good news, my car is running great again.
Well that’s it for now. Hope you are all having a good day.