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