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How do i replace the fuel level sending unit on a 2006 kia sorento lx

I need to know how the unit comes out of the tank

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There is either a compression ring or some screws on the fuel pump.
compression ring - use flathead screwdriver and hammer to lightly tap ring to unlock

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