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Fuel Pressure Regulator

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Removal & Installation



2000-05 M/T Models
  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure, as outlined earlier in this section.
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  3. Disconnect the vacuum hose and fuel return hose.
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  5. Remove the two 6mm retainer bolts (A) and the fuel pressure regulator (B).
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To install:

  1. Apply clean engine oil to a new O-ring (C), and carefully install it into its proper position.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the fuel pressure regulator

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  3. Install the fuel pressure regulator and the 6 mm retainer bolts.
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  5. Reconnect the vacuum hose and fuel return hose.
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  7. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), but do not operate the starter. After the fuel pump runs for about 2 seconds, the fuel pressure in the fuel line rises. Repeat this two or three times, then check for fuel leakage.
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2000-06 Models With CVT (A/T) And 2006 M/T Models
  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure, as outlined earlier in this section.
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  3. Remove the fuel tank, as follows:
    1. Raise the vehicle, and support it with jackstands.
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    3. Remove the muffler.
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    5. Place a jack, or other support, under the tank.
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    7. Remove the shield (A), remove the strap bolts, and let the straps (B) fall free.
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    9. Disconnect the fuel fill neck tube (C), fuel vapor hoses (D) and quick-connect fittings (E).

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      Fig. Remove the shield (A), remove the strap bolts, and let the straps (B) fall free. Disconnect the fuel fill neck tube (C), fuel vapor hoses (D) and quick-connect fittings (E) 2000-05 CVT models shown

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    11. Disconnect the hoses. Slide back the clamps, then twist the hoses as you pull to avoid damaging them.
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    13. Drain the fuel tank: Using a hand pump, hose, and container suitable for fuel, draw the fuel from the fuel tank.
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    15. Disconnect the fuel tank unit 5P connector (F).
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    17. Remove the fuel tank (G). If it sticks to the undercoat on its mount, carefully pry it off the mount.
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  5. Remove the fuel tank unit, as follows:
    1. Disconnect the quick-connect fittings from the fuel tank unit.
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    3. Using the special tool, loosen the fuel tank unit locknut (A).
    4.  

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  7. Disconnect the tubes (A) from the fuel pressure regulator assembly (B).
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  9. Remove the pressure regulator bracket (C) and the fuel pressure regulator (D).

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    Fig. Disconnect the tubes (A) from the fuel pressure regulator assembly (B). Remove the pressure regulator bracket (C) and the fuel pressure regulator (D).

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  11. Install the parts in the reverse order of removal.
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