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Fuel pump is in the fuel tank.

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  2. Disconnect the fuel hoses from the pump. If necessary, tag the lines to assure proper installation.
  3. Remove the fuel pump-to-engine bolts and remove the fuel pump from the engine, then remove and discard the old gasket.
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