MINI 2002-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain the fuel tank.
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  7. Remove the muffler.
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  9. Remove the exhaust heat shield.
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  11. Remove the rear storage compartment bracket.
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  13. Remove the parking brake cables.
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  15. Remove the rear seat.
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  17. Remove trim panels.
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  19. Remove the left wheel arch trim.
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  21. Disconnect the fuel level sensor and wiring harness.
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  23. Remove the fuel tank filler hose.
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  25. Remove the vent hose from the fuel filler pipe.
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  27. Support the fuel tank and remove the mounting bolts.
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  29. Lower the tank and disconnect the right vent line.
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  31. Remove the fuel tank.
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To install:

  1. Raise the fuel tank into position and attach the right vent line.
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  3. Install the mounting bolts and tighten them to 22-28 Nm (16-20 ft. lbs.).
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  5. Install the vent hose to the fuel filler pipe.
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  7. Install the fuel tank filler hose.
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  9. Connect the fuel level sensor and wiring harness.
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  11. Install the wheel arch trim.
  12.  
  13. Install the trim panels.
  14.  
  15. Install the rear seat.
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  17. Install and adjust the parking brake cables.
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  19. Install the rear storage compartment bracket.
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  21. Install the exhaust heat shield.
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  23. Install the muffler.
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  25. Add fuel.
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  27. Connect the negative battery cable.
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