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My 2005 rx8 is leaking fuel I removed the back seat and gas was there . do I need to replace fuel pump or maybe the hose?

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Would have to be the high pressure line from the pump. It may just be the short hose that connects the pump to the main fuel line. Take the access cover off and turn the key on briefly to see where it is leaking. A hose is easy to replace. Let me know if you get stuck.

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I have a 2004 RX-8 with the same issue. The 2004 has a one piece fuel line from the pump to the engine compartment. 2 places it can leak is the outlet of the pump (replace pump) or the fuel line coupler at pump (replace fuel line). $300 total for job (fuel line $120/$180 labor)

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