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Hi Sally, You'll need to remove the seat cushion (the lower part where people sit) At the bottom of the backrest there are bolts holding it in place. Once these are removed, lift the seat upwards removing it from the retainers. Depending on the model you may need to cut (or have cut) an opening through the bulkhead Be very careful of sharp edges when reaching through the opening. Depending on how badly damaged the boot is you may need to get assistance to open the boot. Once open it may not stay closed again so be careful of that too. Regards John
Hi. here's how to change the fuel pump. The actual electric fuel pump is in the tank on the right side. The tank is directly below the rear seat. If you remove the seat bottom you will find a 6 inch or so cover. Under the cover there is a plastic, threaded collar that locks the fuel pump into the tank. The driver's side also has a pump, but it works only my venturi effect from the electric pump on the other side. This pump is used to equalize the fuel level from left to right. The drive shaft tunnel prevents all but the very top of the tank from communicating left to right.
The humming noise is coming from the fuel pump. Its possible its getting ready to fail. These start making noise when they are going bad. The smell can be coming from bad gas cap not sealing up fuel tank properly and or a fuel pump/sending unit seal. You can pull the back seat bottom out easy enough by removing 2 5mm alan screws that secure it to the floor. Remove the seat bottom buy pulling out and remove black cover under seat bottom that has 3 philips screws. you may smell fuel more promanently here.
The fuel pump is located in the fuel tank and is accessible once the rear seat cushion is removed and, the filter is located Under vehicle, driver side, below seating area,
driver side of fuel tank, mounted on frame in fuel
The fuel pump IS located in the fuel tank. It is easily accessed in this particuar model, under the rear seat. If you have an arm reat in the middle of the rear seat, you'll need to go in through the trunk. Remove the cover from the the far back, between the back of the rear seat and the trunk space. Remove approximately 4 to 6 screws in the center piece of cardboard that attaches the armrest and rearseat to the cross menber of seperating trunk from seat.
From the back seat, grab the top of the back rest of rear seat, PULL HARD forward on left and right sides . This should disconnect the top. Then, on left + right-sides, toward the lower cushon, there will be a bolt, remove them.
Then pull up the bottom cushion.
In the middle of the floor you have left, where the bottom cushion once was, you will find the top of the fuel pump access. From the top there is a cable that goes toward the driverside, follow it to the connector which should be cover by a small piece of foam. Remember to diconnect the pump before attempting to service or replace it.
The fuel pump is not under the back seat.but if you still wanyt t remove it just look beteen the seat and the floor carpet the is a little piece of flat metal sticking out, use a pliers or vise grip to hold it and pull forward while push the seat up at the same time. Mine was a little stiff but it did come out.