9-3 1999

Fuel Pump


Removal & Installation

The fuel injection system remains under pressure, even after the engine has been tuned OFF . The fuel system pressure must be relieved before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire and/or personal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
    Fuel into a suitable container
    Rubber hoses from the tank. Plug the openings.
    Fuel filter clamp
    Metal straps holding fuel tank. Support the tank from below with a pole jack or other suitable device.

  5. Carefully lower the tank, right side first, until the top is visible.

    Two wiring connectors to pump
    Fuel pressure and return lines
    The fuel tank
    Retaining ring

  7. Lift the pump about 2 inches, then rotate clockwise about 80° and remove

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    Fig. Removing the fuel pump


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Fuel pump and new O-ring
    Retaining ring and torque the ring to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)

  3. Raise fuel tank and support with appropriate stands.

    Fuel lines
    Electrical connectors
    Metal straps
    Rubber hoses to tank
    Fuel filter clamp

  5. Lower the car and refill the tank.
  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable and check that the system is operating properly and that there are no fuel leaks.