Miata 1990-1997

Fuel Pump

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Fuel injection systems remain under pressure after the engine has been turned OFF. Properly relieve fuel pressure before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury. Do not allow fuel spray or fuel vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher nearby. Never store fuel in an open container due to risk of fire or explosion.


CAUTION
Do not allow fuel spray or fuel vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher nearby. Never store fuel in an open container due to risk of fire or explosion.



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Fig. Fuel pump relay connector location



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Fig. Exploded view of a common fuel filter and related components



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Fig. Access to the fuel filter (arrow) can be difficult. Remove any obstructing components to ease replacement

  1. Properly relieve the fuel pressure, and disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the rear package trim and remove the service hole cover.
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  5. Remove the fuel pump cover and disconnect the fuel pump connector. Disconnect the fuel hoses.
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  7. Remove the fuel pump and the fuel gauge sender unit as an assembly. Remove the fuel pump.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. Use a NEW O-ring set when installing. After install the fuel pump to the bracket, pull the fuel pump down so that it is tight against the bracket.
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