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Fuel pump 1997 kia sephia

Was told there is access to fuel pump under back seat. True or tank has to drop?

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I have never heard of something sensable as an access hatch. On a truck it's sometimes easier to lift the truck bed off of the truck instead of lowering the tank but you obviously don't have that luxury. I wouldn't cut a hole in your vehicle either because not only are you creating a week point, but a place for water and dirt intrusion along with a fresh start for rust. Most likely the fuel pump is a submersable pump and accessed by lowering the fuel tank very slowly until you can reach in and disconnect the fuel lines. Make sure you open the gas cap and disconnect the battery to depresurise the fuel. Don't lower it to far or you will snap the lines off. You will also need to disconnect the electrical connection at the pump. I use a floor jack and a 2x6 the length of the tank or as close as possible to distrubute the load and support / lower the tank down slowly.

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The back seat should come out easily, and you can look. I have had two cars with fuel pumps gone bad, a camaro and a Honda. Neither had an access panel, and dropping the tank is a major pain as has several lines going to it plus electrical wires. W/ Camaro, also need to remove rear axle first. What I did was look where the fuel lines go to t he top of the tank, and using a drill, drill a series of closely spaced holes directly above the fuel pump. After holes are drilled, can "connect the dots" w/ a sharp cold chisel and hammer, and make your own access panel, and remove pump from inside car. Reinstall panel and seal with silicone or duct tape. Worked great for me.

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