In addition to the new fuel pump, youll need a new gas tank O-ring seal to complete the installation.
If you are going to take on the project of installing a new fuel pump into your car we suggest that you work in a well vented area and have fuel level to a bare minimum, preferably 1/8 tank or less. You will be working with fuel, so please keep safety in mind.
Raise your hood and disconnect the negative terminal of the battery. Open the gas cap to release pressure in the fuel tank. Locate the access plate normally in the trunk area of your car and disconnect the wiring harnesses. There will be hoses attached to the plate. You will need to loosen the clamps and then remove the hoses. Gas will squirt out when you remove the hoses so have a rag ready. Remember which hose goes where. You can use colored electrical tape to remind you. Now you should be able to pull up the tank access plate.
There is a fuel level sender attached to it. You must gently work the whole assembly out of the hole. After you remove the fuel level sender you should see the white fuel pump holder. Take a flat head screwdriver and snap it open to release the fuel pump.
Now you have to turn the fuel pump so that the siphon bag comes out from underneath the pump holder. The stock pump will come out and you can remove the power harness. There is a small clip that holds the siphon bag to the stock fuel pump. You must remove the clip to take off the siphon bag. Using the same clip, put the siphon bag on the new pump. Attach the harness to the pump and work the assembly back into the holder in the fuel tank. Reassemble the tank access plate, secure the hoses, and reattach the harnesses.
Reconnect the battery and turn ignition to the ON position without starting the car. You should hear the pump go on for a second. Look and make sure the hoses are not leaking.
Then you can put on the cover plate using a new O-ring. The last step is to put your gas cap back on.
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How To Change Your Car's Fuel Pump
By Jason Durity
Being by opening the panel to the fuse box and remove the fuse for the fuel pump. Start the car and wait for it to stall. Do this a couple more times until the car no longer wants to start. By doing so, you are releasing the fuel pressure from within the fuel line. Once the car is stalled, put the fuse back in. Make sure you car ignition is in the OFF position before continuing.
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