Ford Taurus Mercury Sable Gas Tank - 1AFGT00588

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This high quality replacement tank is a direct replacement for your damaged or leaky original. 


  • Capacity: 18 Gallons / 68 Liters
  • Dimensions: 26 1/2" x 44 1/2" x 9 1/2"
  • Replaces dealer part number: 1F1Z9002AA, 1F1Z 9002 AA
  • Direct fit replacement


48 States Only:

Due to shipping restrictions, we can only ship this to a physical address within the Contiguous U.S. (lower 48 states).

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead and Lead Compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

Scratches and Dings

Due to the nature and size, a fuel tank may incur minor dents or scratches from handling and load shifting during shipping. These damages do not affect the fit or function of the part. Neither our 60 Day satisfaction guarantee, nor the manufacturer's warranty, cover these insignificant damages.

  1. step : Removing the Fuel Pump Relay (0:44)
    • Start the engine
    • Remove the fuel pump relay from the fuse box
    • Let the engine stall out
    • Turn the engine off
  2. step : Disconnecting the Fuel Lines (1:04)
    • Jack the vehicle as high as possible
    • Disconnect the two fuel lines from the fuel filter
    • Place a drip pan underneath the fuel filter and pull the fuel lines free
    • Let the hoses drain
    • Release the hose clamps from the fuel tank filler tubes, let them slide back, and pry up the yellow clip
    • Remove the fuel line hose with penetrating oil
    • Remove the additional fuel line fittings and hoses
  3. step : Removing the Fuel Tank (4:22)
    • Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Place a block of wood on a jack and jack up the gas tank
    • Remove the 13mm bolts holding in the gas tank straps with an extension or impact wrench
    • Pull back the gas tank strap
    • Remove the pin with a flat blade screwdriver or pliers
  4. step : Removing the Fuel Pump Sender (5:20)
    • Remove any debris with a broom
    • Remove the module retaining ring with a flat blade screwdriver and hammer
    • Pull the harness free from the hose to slide the ring off
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry up around the outside of the fuel pump
    • Let it drain and remove the rest of the way
    • Drain out some of the gas
    • Use a container and funnel to recover any unused fuel in the tank
  5. step : Servicing the New Gas Tank (6:42)
    • Twist and remove the fuel line tube with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry up and remove fuel line tube with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the hose clamp with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry and pull the hose off the gas tank
    • Push the hose on the new gas tank
    • Tighten the hose clamp
    • Push the fuel lines back down in
    • Replace the gasket
  6. step : Installing the New Fuel Pump (8:45)
    • Push the fuel pump sending unit into place, making sure the arrow is facing the same direction
    • Slide the module retaining ring over the harnesses
    • Apply pressure to the sending unit, twist the ring into place with a hammer and flat blade
    • Re-clip the harnesses on the fuel tank bracket
    • File the gas tank strap pins if rusty
  7. step : Reattaching the Fuel Tank (10:07)
    • Reattach the passenger's side gas tank strap (the longer one)
    • Place the pin in the strap
    • Push the gas tank back up
    • Put the jack underneath the gas tank to hold its place
    • Replace the gas tank strap with the 13mm bolt
    • Reattach the driver's side gas tank strap
    • Reconnect the harness onto the fuel filter
  8. step : Reattaching the Fuel Line (11:15)
    • Reconnect the fuel pump electrical connector
    • Reconnect the hoses onto the fuel filter and replace the clips
    • Reconnect each of the hoses
    • Tighten the fuel tank filler tube hose clamps, let them slide back, and re-attach the yellow clip
    • Replace and tighten the hose clamps
    • Remove the jack
  9. step : Restarting the Car (12:20)
    • Replace the fuel pump relay
    • Close the fuse box cover
    • Restart the engine, let it stall out, restart a second time

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Drain Pan
  • Jack Stands

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Bent Nose Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Vise-Grips

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It was A1
I was worried ordering online because I wouldn’t be able to return it if the part was wrong.. luckily 1aauto gave me the right part and gave me a gaurenteed fit thing and when I got the part, it was great. It was brand new and it came in a decent amount of time. I will definitely be back and this is not a paid for review I swear. I hope this helps anybody else who is worried about ordering parts from here. They’re great
January 25, 2018
Spectre taurus fuel tank
Fuel tank fit perfect. Most difficult part is getting the evap fittings and grommets off the old tank and onto the new one. This is a spectre brand fit my 2003 Taurus with the 3.0 non DOHC engine. Came with a new fuel pump retaining ring.
October 12, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Does this tank the 2003 Ford Taurus Wagon with rear fold down seat?
Dale N October 1, 2015
Do fuel tanks come with vent valves??
Glen M June 11, 2016
Donnise W June 11, 2016
No. It only comes with tank, o-ring and metal ring for the fuel pump. You will have to buy a new valve if old one is bad. They run about 80 bucks
Michael D June 12, 2016
vent valves are not included
Brian F June 13, 2016
Year Make Model Description
2000-2003Ford Taurus Ford Taurus Gas Tank
2004-2005Ford Taurus Ford Taurus Gas Tank (8th Vin Digit U) (8th Vin Digit 2)
2000-2003Mercury Sable Mercury Sable Gas Tank
2004-2005Mercury Sable Mercury Sable Gas Tank (8th Vin Digit U) (8th Vin Digit 2)
Part #: 1AFGT00588

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