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Ok i know now that the cap with the main fuel line running down to the pump its just the cap now my fuel pump will now pull out anything im doing wrong? and how low should fuel be? sorry again plse help why wont pump lift out?

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  • ichowbox2 Aug 02, 2010

    plse help out

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    wow this was amazing everything i needed you truly are an expert my friend!!!!!

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You are going to need to "turn" the pump basket before it will come out... it will not just lift out. Also there is a seal that may be somewhat stuck but it should become unstuck with the turn.

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  • ichowbox2 Aug 02, 2010

    ok the top is off im talking about the pump in the tank just the top white cap with one plug and two fuel lines the in side one with one main fuel line going into it and two wires it kinda looks like a fan down in there plse helpshould tank be empty?

  • Alex Aug 02, 2010

    It is recommended to perform this job with a fuel tank level less than
    or equal to 1/4 full. This job should also be performed in a well
    ventilated area and away from any source of open flames.


    Tools Required



    • Utility knife

    • Philips screwdriver

    • Flat blade screwdriver

    • Dead blow hammer

    • Needle-nose pliers

    • Electrical wire insulation stripper

    • 1/4” rachet with 3inch extension

    • 1/4” drive 6mm socket

    • 1/4” drive 8mm socket

    • 1/4” drive 10mm socket

    • 1 zip-tie

    • 3/4” combination wrench

    • Brake Clean

    • Paper Towels

    • Shop Rags

    If the vehicle has some mileage on it the top of the fuel
    tank will be fairly dirty. It is recommended to clean this dirt off, to
    the best of one’s ability, otherwise it will fall into the fuel tank
    while removing the fuel pump. Carefully spray the top of the fuel pump
    location with Brake Clean to remove the dirt. Use paper towels to soak
    up the excess Brake Clean and dirt.

    Disconnect the electrical connections and move them aside. Disconnect
    the two chassis fuel lines. A pair of needle-nosed pliers works well.
    The key is to push the round side (opposite of the flat side) inward and
    pull up on the chassis fuel line. This, in turn, releases the lock on
    the tab within the fuel tank cover. Be gentle for these fuel lines (like the ones on the fuel filter) can be brittle.

    Now that the fuel lines and electrical connections are disconnected use
    the flat blade screwdriver and dead blow hammer to rotate the fuel
    tank cover trim ring counter-clockwise (to the left). This will relieve
    pressure on the seal and allow the cover to come off.

    Gently pry the fuel tank cover up to reveal the fuel pump and inner fuel tank

    There is a green and black connector on the underside of the fuel tank cover. This is for the fuel tank level sending unit.

    The fuel pump electrical connections and fuel supply line are
    also connected to the underside of the fuel tank cover. The fuel
    supply line is difficult to remove (one-time-use connectors hold the
    line onto both the pump and tank cover). The fuel pump can be removed
    with the fuel tank cover still attached via the wires and fuel supply
    line. Once out of the car the fuel supply line will be easier to remove
    from the fuel tank cover.


    There are tabs alongside the outside of the fuel pump that
    lock the pump in place with the fuel tank basket. The fuel pump needs to
    be rotated counter-clockwise (to the left) to unlock it from the fuel
    tank basket.
    Audi makes a special fuel pump removal tool but the fuel pump can be
    carefully removed without the help of this tool. To remove the fuel
    pump without the Audi tool, use the flat blade screwdriver and the dead
    blow hammer in the same fashion as was used to remove the fuel tank
    cover trim ring.

    Insert the screwdriver onto one of the reliefs on the outer
    ring of the fuel pump. Be gentle with the dead blow hammer. It only
    takes a little effort to move the fuel pump. Once the fuel pump rotates
    counter-clockwise (about a centimeter) it can then be lifted straight
    out and removed from the vehicle

    There may be some sediment in the bottom of the fuel pump basket
    that either already existed or was introduced when opening up the fuel
    tank.

    One method to remove this (if the fuel is around 1/4 full) is
    to use a few paper towels. Submerge your hand and a paper towel into
    the bottom of the basket and soak up and grab the sediment. It is
    recommended to wear a rubber/latex glove to eliminate the fuel vapor
    smell on your skin and exposure to any open cuts/bruises on your hand.


    I really hope this helps as it took me a long long time to get this up for you...





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