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SLOW FUEL FILL AND/OR DTC P0451 TSB 08-5-5

FORD: MERCURY:
2005-2008 Escape Hybrid, Escape 2005-2008 Mariner
2006-2008 Mariner Hybrid
This article supersedes TSB 07-25-7 to update the 7. Cut any tape or plastic straps holding the black
Title and Service Procedure. plastic convoluted vent line to the filler pipe or
underbody.
ISSUE
8. Pull the black plastic convoluted vent line
Some 2005-2008 Escape, Escape Hybrid, Mariner
underneath the vehicle.
and 2006-2008 Mariner Hybrid vehicles may exhibit
a slow fuel fill concern or a malfunction indicator
9. Remove the vent line from the dust separator
lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble code (DTC)
attached to the canister assembly and clear out
P0451 present. The condition may be caused by
the line using compressed air.
water/moisture or other contamination entering the
fuel filler vent line and then freezing and/or causing 10. Inspect the dust separator for water/moisture or
a blockage. any obstruction. If water/moisture or
obstructions are present follow Workshop
ACTION
Manual (WSM), Section 310-00 pinpoint test A.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the
If no water/moisture or obstructions are present
condition by relocating the fuel filler vent line.
reattach vent line to dust separator and
continue to next step.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
11. Remove but do not discard the spider screen
When performing this procedure it is not necessary
(vent cap) from the end of the vent line.
to:
12. Measuring from the open end of the vent line, Drain any fuel from the tank
cut off and discard the last 13 (35 cm).
Remove the stone shield from the filler pipe
Disconnect the filler pipe from the fuel tank 13. Reinstall the spider screen (vent cap) in the
vent line.
NOTE
ANY WATER/MOISTURE OR OBSTRUCTIONS IN 14. Route the shortened vent line and spider
THE EVAPORATIVE VENT SYSTEM MUST BE screen (vent cap) as shown in Figure 1.
REMOVED.
1. With the vehicle in neutral, position it on a
hoist.
2. Remove the left rear wheel.
3. Remove the fuel filler cap.
4. Remove the two (2) upper filler pipe mounting
screws.
5. Remove the single lower filler pipe mounting
screw.
6. Carefully pull the upper end of the filler pipe
away from the inner wheel well to gain access
Figure 1 - Article 08-5-5
to the vent line.
NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do
the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper
vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by do-it-yourselfers. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a
Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation
determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article.The information in this Technical Service Bulletin
(TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates.The most recent information is
available through Ford Motor Companys on-line technical resources.
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TSB 08-5-5 (Continued)
15. Push the spider screen (vent cap) at least 2 OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
(50 mm) into the open subframe and body 080505A 2005-2008 Escape, 0.7 Hr.
section alignment hole. Escape Hybrid And
Mariner, 2006-2008
16. Secure the vent line to the fuel tank strap with
Mariner Hybrid: Relocate
a plastic tie strap.
Fuel Filler Vent Hose.
Includes Time to Remove
17. Reposition the filler pipe into its original
Left Rear Wheel, Fuel Cap
position.
And Partially Remove The
18. Install the lower filler pipe mounting screw and Fuel Filler Pipe And Shield
tighten to 89 lb-in (10 Nm). (Do Not Use With 9030A)
DEALER CODING
19. Install the two (2) upper filler pipe mounting
CONDITION
screws and tighten to 27 lb-in (3 Nm).
BASIC PART NO. CODE
9A089 55
20. Install the fuel filler cap.
21. Reinstall the wheel and tighten to 98 lb-ft (133
Nm).
22. Lower the vehicle from the hoist.
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of
New Vehicle Limited
Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty
coverage limits/policies are
not altered by a TSB.
Warranty coverage limits
are determined by the
identified causal part.
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