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Car doesnt start

I want to know if i have to remove the tank to change the fuel pump

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No - the access hatch is under the rear seat.

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Posted on May 27, 2009

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    Removal & Installation




    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.


    2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.


    3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


    4. Remove the rear seat cushion from the vehicle.


    5. Clean any dirt that has accumulated around the fuel pump cover so it will not enter the tank during pump removal and installation.


    6. Remove the fuel pump cover.


    7. Disconnect the fuel gauge connector, hoses, and the gauge.


    8. Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector.


    9. Remove the fuel pump from the bracket assembly.


    10. Remove the seal ring and discard.



    To install:



    1. Clean the fuel pump mounting flange, fuel tank mounting surface and seal ring groove.


    2. Apply a light coating of grease on a new seal ring to hold it in place during assembly.


    3. Install the seal ring.


    4. Install the fuel pump to the bracket assembly carefully to ensure the filter is not damaged. Be sure the seal ring remains in the groove.


    5. Hold the pump assembly in place, and pull the fuel pump down so that it is tight against the bracket.


    6. Connect the fuel pump electrical connector.


    7. Connect the fuel gauge, hoses, and gauge connector.


    8. Install the fuel pump cover.


    9. Install the rear seat cushion.


    10. Connect the negative battery cable.


    11. Start the engine and check for proper system operation and for fuel leaks.


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