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Re: remove feul pump on a 97 polo
I don't have specific info on the Polo, but in the Golfs of that era I think there was a plastic retaining ring than unscrewed, after which the pump / sender unit was a bayonet fitting that came out after turning it anticlockwise a bit.
Remove the filler cap first to depressurise the system, don't get the hoses mixed up and be sure to disconnect the battery - you'll be opening the petrol tank !
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You must remove the fuel tank which is underneath the trunk. Here's the procedure for removing the pump.
1. Before servicing the fuel pump the fuel system pressure must be relieved.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
3. Raise the car on a hoist.
4. Remove the fuel tank.
5. Remove the fuel tank sending unit and pump assembly by turning the cam lock ring counterclockwise. Lift assembly from the fuel tank.
6. Pull the fuel pump up into the attaching hose while pulling outward away from the bottom support. Take care to prevent damage to the rubber insulator and strainer during removal. After the pump assembly is clear of the bottom support, pull the pump assembly out of the rubber connector for removal.
NOTE: Inspect the fuel pump attaching hose for any signs of deterioration. Also check the rubber sound insulator at the bottom of the pump. Replace damaged or deteriorated parts.
1. Push the fuel pump assembly into the attaching hose.
2. Position the fuel tank sending unit and pump assembly into the fuel tank. Use a new "O" ring seal.
NOTE: Care should be taken not to fold over or twist the strainer when installing the sending unit as this will restrict the flow of fuel. Also, verify that the strainer does not block the full travel of the float arm.
3. Install cam lock over the assembly and lock by turning clockwise.
4. Reinstall fuel tank.
Hi, it is in the fuel tank, under the rear seat. if you lift the seat, remove the 3 philips head screw to take of the rhs cover then you will see the pump. carefully take the pipes off and the multiplug. remove the metal retaining ring. the pump can now be lifted out of the tank taking care not to damage the fuel guage sender and float rod. you will need to relace the seal aswell.