Sorry guys been a crazy hectic day. Thanks a ton for the replies! I ended up just pulling and twisting and it eventually came off. And I was able to get the old fuel pump out and the new one in. This is actually the second pump on the truck since I've owned it. Had a shop do the first one 2 years ago and he must have used the cheapest fuel pump you can buy. I got a Bosch Fuel pump with a lifetime warranty so Hopefully it won't go out again. I then ran into a snag with the fuel filter after. I didn't realize that when I got the fuel lines off the filter that a piece from the line got jammed onto the filter and when I put the new one on and turned the truck on fuel spued everywhere and couldn't figure out why soooo I got it towed again to a shop where my buddy works and he showed me what was wrong and then he also fixed my loose drive shaft that i had no idea of lol so long day, missed out on some work but the truck is back on the road for now ha. Long story but thought I'd share.
1999 Ford Ranger XLT
V6 4.0L OHV 4x4
Originally Posted by Tys 4x4 FTW
the words sluggish and ranger belong in the same sentence.