Bonneville, LeSabre, Park Avenue 2000-2005

Fuel Pump

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Drain the fuel tank.

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    Fig. The fuel pump service cover is located in the luggage compartment under the spare tire-Park Avenue shown; Bonneville and LeSabre similar

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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    CAUTION
    When removing the fuel sender from the tank, the reservoir bucket is full of fuel. Use caution in containing the fuel.


    NOTE
    Note the direction the strainer is pointing.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Spare tire and jack
     
    Trunk lining
     
    Fuel sender access panel
     
    Sender and quick connect fittings from the sender
     
    Electrical connector from the sender and position harness and hoses aside
     



    Sender retaining ring
     
    Sender and take note of its position
     
    Fuel sender O-ring and discard it
     



    Strainer from the pump by pulling it down and twisting
     
    Pump electrical wires and hoses
     
    Pump assembly out of the rubber connectors

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    Fig. Fuel pump and level sender assembly

     

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To install:

  1. Transfer any insulators and grommets from the old pump to the new one.
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  3. Connect the pump to the fuel hose and tilt the bottom of the pump into the mounting bracket.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    New strainer on the pump so it points in the same direction as noted during removal
     
    Electrical connectors and fuel lines to the pump
     
    New O-ring on top of the fuel tank
     
    Fuel sender assembly into the tank
     
    Lockring
     
    Fuel line quick connectors
     
    Sender electrical connector
     
    Fuel sender access cover
     
    Trunk liner
     
    Spare tire and jack
     

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  7. Refill with fuel and check for leaks.
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