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Replaced fuel pump on 1993 Cutlas Ciera, putting it all back into the tank problem

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  • davefield459 Sep 04, 2009

    That isn't the problem, getting the whole unit into the tank straight

  • davefield459 Sep 04, 2009

    That is what I have tried to do but it still won't set in straight

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  • Install a new O-ring on the modular fuel sender (3) to the fuel tank.
  • Align tab on front of the modular fuel sender (2) with slot on front of the retainer snap ring.
  • Slowly apply pressure to top of the spring loaded sender until the sender aligns flush with the retainer on tank.
  • Important: Be sure that the snap ring is fully seated within the tab slots.
  • Insert the snap ring (1) into designated slots.
  • Reinstall the fuel tank. Refer to Fuel Tank Replacement .
  • Lower the vehicle.
  • Refill the tank and reinstall the fuel filler cap.
  • Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Inspect for fuel leak.
  • 9.1. Turn the ignition switch ON for 2 seconds. 9.2. Turn the ignition switch OFF for 10 seconds. 9.3. Turn the ignition switch ON. 9.4. Check for fuel leaks.

    Posted on Sep 04, 2009

    • Donnie Matney
      Donnie Matney Sep 04, 2009

      you should be able to tilt the unit sideways to get the float in and once it is in you should be able toturn it if needed to position it in the correct spot.

    • Donnie Matney
      Donnie Matney Sep 04, 2009

      what you replaced, was it the complete assembly? and it is spring loaded assembly? if so you may need to apply pressure to get it in and it should go in. if it is complete assembly have you made sure it is exactly the same?

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