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Can I cut a hole thru the trunk to access fuel pump?

Can I cut a piece of the trunk floor out to access the fuel pump rather than dropping the tank?...Cosmetics is not an issue since the car is fifteen years old, but still runs great.

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Not to mention one spark by accident, will remove everything including you, tank, garage, and whatever else is in the vacinity, don't even go there, drop the straps, as said above, it's really not as bad as it looks.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Dropping the tank is not that hard, in fact, you would risk other damage by cutting the hole.

    Just make sure the tank is near empty.


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If you can do it without damaging anything. it is all up to you. I would make sure to seal it back tight after cutting the hole. Don't use anything bit a chisel. I have never seen it done but it's your car.

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