GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000

Relieving Fuel System Pressure

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Fig. To access the fuel pump relay, open the power distribution box cover . . .



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Fig. . . . then, while the engine is running, remove the fuel pump relay to relieve the fuel system pressure



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Fig. Location of the fuel pump relay (1)

  1. Loosen the fuel filler cap to relieve tank pressure (do not tighten at this time).
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  3. Start the engine and let it idle.
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  5. Remove the fuel pump relay from the power distribution block in the engine compartment.
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  7. Let the engine run until the fuel supply remaining in the fuel pipes is consumed. Engage the starter for 3 seconds to assure relief of any remaining pressure.
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  9. Replace the fuel pump fuse in the fuse block.
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  11. Disconnect the negative battery cable to avoid possible fuel discharge if an accidental attempt is made to start the engine.
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