Lincoln Aviator: Fuel Tank and Lines - 3.0L EcoBoost / Removal and Installation - Fuel Tank Filler Pipe


NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation steps.

  1. Disconnect the battery.
    Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the LHR wheel and tire. Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
    • Remove the nuts.
      Torque: 22 (2.5 Nm)
    • Remove the screws.
      Torque: 13 (1.5 Nm)
    • Remove the bolt.
      Torque: 89 (10 Nm)
    • Remove the LHR wheel liner.
  1. Loosen both clamps and remove the hose.
    Torque: 28 (3.2 Nm)
    • Remove the quick release couplings.
      Refer to: Quick Release Coupling (310-00A Fuel System - General Information - 3.0L EcoBoost, General Procedures).
    • Detach the clip and position the drain hose aside.
    • Remove and dicard the bolts.
      Torque: 80 (9 Nm)
    • Detach the clip.
    • Remove bolts and position aside the brake hose.
      Torque: 71 (8 Nm)
  1. Remove and Discard the Fuel Filler Door Assembly.
    Refer to: Fuel Filler Door Assembly (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove wheel hub nut.
    Refer to: Wheel Bearing and Wheel Hub (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
    • Support the lower control arm using a jack stand.
    • Remove and discard the upper control arm outer bolt and nut.
      Torque: 76 lb.ft (103 Nm)
  1. Remove and discard the lower arm vertical link upper bolt and position aside the knuckle to allow room to remove the fuel filler pipe.
    Torque: 76 lb.ft (103 Nm)
  1. Remove the fuel filler pipe by pulling up on the pipe through the fuel filler door assembly hole and swinging the bottom of the fuel filler pipe past the subframe.


  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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