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How do you replace the fuel regulator on the top of the fuel sending unit

I cant get the metal piece off the top of the fuel sending unit to install a new one ,the old one leaks where it comes out of the fuel pump.

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You first relieve fuel pressure at the shredder valve on the fuel rail. Then swap the old regular for the new one. Do not over tighten.

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Some guys use just a long steel chisel or screwdriver and pound on that. Whit that does get the job done, it created a big risk for sparks and sparks plus half a tank of gas is a very bad combination hence why i reccomend you use something aluminum, brass, or wood to rotate the lock ring.

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  1. With the engine turned OFF , relieve the fuel pressure at the pressure regulator. Refer to the fuel relief procedure in this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands.
  4. Drain the fuel tank, then remove it.
  5. Using a hammer and a drift punch, drive the fuel lever sending device and pump assembly locking ring (located on top of the fuel tank) counterclockwise. Lift the assembly from the tank and remove the pump from the fuel lever sending device.
  6. Pull the pump up into the attaching hose while pulling it outward away from the bottom support. Be careful not to damage the rubber insulator and strainer during removal. After the pump assembly is clear of the bottom support, pull it out of the rubber connector.
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  2. Turn the locking ring clockwise until its tight.
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