Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Fuel Pump

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Gas cap to relieve any additional fuel pressure
     
    Left rear seat cushion and lift the access cover on the scuff plate
     
    Pin type retainers and move the carpet aside
     
    Screws from the fuel pump module access cover
     
    Fuel pump module electrical connectors
     
    Fuel and vapor lines from the fuel tank
     
    Fuel pump module and discard the gasket
     

  6.  


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    Fig. Fuel pump module removal/installation-2001-04 models


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New fuel pump module gasket
     
    Fuel pump module. Torque the module to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
     
    Fuel and vapor lines to the fuel tank
     
    Fuel pump module electrical connectors
     
    Fuel pump module access cover and tighten the screws securely
     
    Pin type retainers and reposition the carpet
     
    Left rear seat cushion
     
    Gas cap
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
  4.  

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  2.  
  3. Release the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  6.  
  7. If removing the fuel tank on a four wheel drive vehicle, it is necessary to lower the exhaust system from the catalytic convertor back. Support the exhaust system with a suitable stand, release the three rear exhaust hangers and carefully lower the exhaust system to allow enough clearance to remove the fuel tank.
  8.  
  9. If removing the fuel tank on a four wheel drive vehicle, remove the rear driveshaft..
  10.  
  11. Lift the LH rear seat cushion, position the carpet aside and remove the screws and the fuel pump module access cover.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the fuel pump module electrical connector
  14.  
  15. Fuel vapor control tube assembly valve electrical connector
  16.  
  17. Using a suitable fuel pump lock ring remover, rotate the lock ring counterclockwise and remove.
  18.  


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    Fig. Access to fuel pump module-2005 models



WARNING
The fuel pump module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm and filter.


WARNING
Some fuel will remain in the fuel pump module after draining the fuel tank. Carefully drain the fuel pump module into a suitable container.

  1. Prior to completely removing the fuel pump, position it aside and using the special tool and a suitable fuel recovery system, drain the fuel tank.
  2.  
  3. To release the bottom-mounted fuel pump module, reach into the fuel pump module opening and squeeze the retainer tabs on the pump module housing and pull upward.
  4.  
  5. Remove the fuel pump module O-ring seal
  6.  

To install:

  1. Turn the ignition key to the ON position to pressurize the fuel system.
  2.  
  3. Visually inspect the fuel system for leaks.
  4.  


WARNING
Make sure the fuel tube clicks into place when installing the tube. To make sure the tube is fully seated, pull on the tube.


NOTE
Apply clean engine oil to the end of the tube before inserting the tube into the connector.

  1. Install the fuel tube quick release coupling.
  2.  


WARNING
Inspect the surfaces of the fuel pump module flange and fuel tank O-ring contact surfaces. Do not polish or adjust the O-ring contact area of the fuel pump flange or fuel tank. Install a new fuel pump module or fuel tank if the O-ring contact area is bent, scratched or corroded.


WARNING
Make sure to install a new fuel pump module O-ring and lock ring.

  1. Lubricate and install a new fuel pump module O-ring seal upon installing the fuel pump module.
  2.  
  3. When installing the fuel pump module, make sure to align the locator tabs on the fuel tank mounting flange.
  4.  


NOTE
Be sure the aligning tabs of the fuel pump module unit are positioned in the slot before tightening the lock ring.

  1. Holding the fuel pump module O-ring seal in place, rotate the lock ring clockwise until it stops against the retainer tabs.
  2.  


NOTE
Make sure the collar on the fuel tube is inserted fully into the quick release coupling before the locking tab is locked.

  1. Connect the fuel supply quick connect coupling to the fuel supply manifold.
  2.  
  3. Press the fuel supply quick connect coupling locking tab into position.
  4.  
  5. Pull on the fitting to make sure it is fully engaged.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies, if equipped.

  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Gas cap to relieve any additional fuel pressure
     
    Left rear seat cushion and lift the access cover on the scuff plate
     
    Pin type retainers and move the carpet aside
     
    Screws from the fuel pump module access cover
     
    Fuel pump module electrical connectors
     
    Fuel and vapor lines from the fuel tank
     
    Fuel pump module and discard the gasket

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Fuel pump location-2001-2004 vehicles

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New fuel pump module gasket
     
    Fuel pump module. Torque the module to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
     
    Fuel and vapor lines to the fuel tank
     
    Fuel pump module electrical connectors
     
    Fuel pump module access cover and tighten the screws securely
     
    Pin type retainers and reposition the carpet
     
    Left rear seat cushion
     
    Gas cap
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
  4.  



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Fig. Fuel pump module and related components-2005-2006 vehicles

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Release the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies, if equipped.

  6.  
  7. Lift the left side rear seat cushion, position the carpet aside and remove the screws and the fuel pump module access cover.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the fuel pump module electrical connector.
  10.  
  11. Fuel vapor control tube assembly valve electrical connector. Remove the fuel cap.
  12.  
  13. Using a suitable fuel pump lock ring remover, rotate the lock ring counterclockwise and remove.  
    WARNING
    The fuel pump module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm and filter.  


    WARNING
    Some fuel will remain in the fuel pump module after draining the fuel tank. Carefully drain the fuel pump module into a suitable container.

  14.  
  15. Prior to completely removing the fuel pump, position it aside and using a suitable fuel recovery system, drain the fuel tank.
    NOTE
    To release the bottom-mounted fuel pump module, reach into the fuel pump module opening and squeeze the retainer tabs on the pump module housing and pull upward.

  16.  
  17. Remove the fuel pump module. Discard the O-ring seal.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Be sure to use a new fuel pump mounting gasket.
  4.  
  5. When installing the pump, be sure to align the locator tabs on the fuel tank mounting flange.
    NOTE
    When installing the fuel pump module locking ring, hold the O-ring while turning the locking ring until it stops against the retainer tabs.

  6.  
  7. Start the engine and visually inspect the fuel system for leaks. Correct, as required.
  8.  

 
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