Catera 2000-2001

Fuel Pump


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  5. Drain the fuel tank.
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    The fuel pump assembly may spring up from its position. The reservoir bucket on the assembly is full of fuel. Tip the assembly slightly so the float is not damaged during removal.

    Fuel tank
    Fuel tank pressure sensor
    Fuel tank connection cover electrical connector
    Spring loaded clamp around the tank boot
    Tank boot from the housing

    Fuel sender locking nut from the tank using a Fuel Tank Sender Wrench (J42219)
    Fuel pump electrical connectors
    Fuel tank connection cover
    Hose from the pump
    Fuel pump from the tank by pushing the tabs inward
    Locking ring by pushing the tabs in and pushing the locking ring from the housing simultaneously
    Fuel pump from the housing
    Lip seal from the cover by sliding it downward, past the reservoir and over the float arm and discard it

  9. Drain the remaining fuel from the reservoir into an approved container.

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    Fig. Fuel pump module components


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New lip seal lubricated with engine oil
    Fuel pump into the housing
    Locking ring into the housing
    New fuel inlet screen
    Fuel pump assembly into the tank
    Fuel line to the pump using a new clamp
    Fuel pump electrical connectors
    Fuel tank connection cover
    Fuel sender locking nut. Torque the nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    Fuel tank boot to the housing
    Fuel tank pressure sensor. Torque the fastener to 18 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
    Air reference hose to the pressure sensor
    Fuel feed and return lines using new clamps
    Fuel tank pressure sensor and connection cover electrical connectors
    Fuel tank to the vehicle. Torque the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
    Negative battery cable

  3. Refill the fuel tank.
  5. Start the vehicle and inspect for leaks.