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Need to know how to change a fuel pump on a 98 dodge caravan..

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Remove fuel filler cap and perform Fuel System Pressure Release procedure.

  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
  2. Insert fuel siphon hose into fuel filler neck and push it into the tank.
  3. Drain fuel tank dry into holding tank or a properly labeled GASOLINE safety container.
  4. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  5. Use a transmission jack to support the fuel tank. Remove bolts from fuel tank straps. Lower tank slightly.
  6. Clean area around fuel tank module and tank to keep dirt and foreign material out of tank.
  7. Disconnect fuel lines from fuel pump module by depressing quick connect retainers with thumb and fore finger
  8. Slide fuel pump module electrical connector lock to unlock.
  9. Push down on connector retainer and pull connector off module.
  10. remove plastic locknut counterclockwise to release pump module
  11. Carefully remove pump module and O-ring from tank
  12. Discard old O-ring.

  1. Wipe seal area of tank clean and place a new O-ring seal in position on pump.
  2. Position fuel pump in tank with locknut.
  3. Tighten locknut to 53 N·m (43 ft. lbs.)
  4. Connect fuel lines.
  5. Plug in electrical connector. Slide connector lock into position.
  6. Raise fuel tank, install bolts into fuel tank straps and tighten.
  7. Lower vehicle on hoist.
  8. Connect negative cable from battery.
  9. Fill fuel tank. Check for leaks.
  10. Install fuel filler cap.

It is believed that the fuel pump is in the fuel tank, and you have to take the tank off the vehicle to replace it.

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Ouch .. there are different models but in general you have to drain the tank and drop it to get at the fuel pump .. those pumps are more reliable than some other makes so you could have a bad fuse or relay or fuel filter but if you have tracked it down to the pump then here are some good instructions for replacement.

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