//bottom ads

GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

Relieving Fuel System Pressure


Observe all applicable safety precautions when working around fuel. Whenever servicing the fuel system, always work in a well ventilated area. Do not allow fuel spray or vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher near the work area. Always keep fuel in a container specifically designed for fuel storage; also, always properly seal fuel containers to avoid the possibility of fire or explosion.

  1. Place the transmission in PARK (automatic transmissions) or NEUTRAL (manual transmission), then set the parking brake and block the drive wheels.
  3. Loosen the fuel filler cap to relieve tank pressure.
  5. Remove the FUEL PUMP fuse from the fuse block in the passenger compartment.
  7. Start the engine and allow to run until it stops due to lack of fuel.
  9. Engage the starter (turn key to start) for three seconds to dissipate all pressure in the fuel lines.
  11. Turn the ignition OFF , then re-engage the connector at the fuel tank or install the fuel pump fuse.
  13. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent accidental fuel spillage should the ignition key accidentally be turned ON with a fuel fitting disconnected.
  15. When fuel service is finished, tighten the fuel filler cap and connect the negative battery cable.

To reduce the chance of personal injury when disconnecting a fuel line, always cover the fuel line with cloth to collect escaping fuel, then place the cloth in an approved container for disposal.