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Mazda RX-8 2004-06

Fuel Pump

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear seat cushion
     

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  7. Drain the fuel from the tank.

    Service hole cover
     
    Fuel pump electrical connector
     
    All fuel hoses from the fuel pump unit
     
    Fuel pump ring using tool 49 T042 001
     
    Fuel pump and gaskets from the fuel tank

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    Fig. Installing the fuel the fuel pump ring-RX-8

     

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To install:

  1. Align the fuel pump alignment mark with the notch in the retainer and install the fuel pump using a new gasket.
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  3. Align the cap with the retainer and tighten one full turn by hand.
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  5. Tighten the cap with the special tool to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Fuel hoses to the fuel pump
     
    Fuel pump electrical connector
     
    Service hole cover
     
    Rear seat cushion
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  9. Add a minimum of 10 gallons of fuel to the tank and check for leaks.
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  11. On models with dynamic suspension, perform the steering angle sensor initialization procedure.
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