How to Replace the Fuel Pump Relay on a 1997 Ford F-150

How to Replace the Fuel Pump Relay on a 1997 Ford F-150


Replacing the fuel pump relay on a 1997 Ford F-150 is an important maintenance task that will keep your truck's fuel system operating properly. A bad fuel pump relay can cause issues like an engine that cranks but won't start, sputtering and stalling while driving, and poor fuel economy. Fortunately, the fuel pump relay is easy to access and replace on the F-150. In this guide, I'll walk through the complete process step-by-step.

Locating the Fuel Pump Relay

The first step is locating the fuel pump relay in your 1997 F-150. Here's how to find it:

Removing the Old Relay

With the fuel pump relay located, you can go ahead and remove the old relay:

Installing the New Relay

Here are the steps to install your new fuel pump relay:

Testing Operation

Before wrapping up, it's a good idea to test that the new relay is working:

The new fuel pump relay should have your 1997 F-150's fuel system working properly again! Be sure to keep a spare relay on hand for future maintenance down the road. Let me know if you have any other questions!