Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Fuel Pump/Sender

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Drain the fuel tank into an approved container.
    WARNING
    Do not attempt to straighten any kinked nylon fuel lines. Replace any kinked nylon fuel feed or return pipes in order to prevent damage to the vehicle.


    WARNING
    Do not attempt to repair sections of nylon fuel pipes. If the nylon fuel pipes are damaged, replace the pipes.

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  9. Raise the vehicle.

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    Fig. Showing the fuel tank assembly and related components

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  11. Disconnect the fuel supply pipe (5) quick-connect fitting.
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  13. Disconnect the evaporative emission (EVAP) purge pipe (6) quick connect fitting at the EVAP canister.
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  15. Loosen the fuel tank filler pipe hose clamp.
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  17. Disconnect the fuel tank filler from the fuel tank.
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  19. Disconnect the vapor recirculation pipe from the filler tube.
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  21. Remove the fuel tank shield.
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  23. With the aid of an assistant, support the fuel tank.
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  25. Remove the fuel tank strap attaching bolts.
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  27. Disconnect the fuel sender and the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor electrical connectors at the body pass through.
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  29. Remove the fuel tank from the vehicle.
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  31. Remove the fuel sender assembly (3).

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    Fig. Identifying the fuel sender assembly

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  33. Disconnect the fuel sender electrical connections (3).
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  35. Clean all of the fuel pipe connections, all of the hose connections, and all of the areas surrounding the connections before disconnecting the connections in order to avoid possible contamination of the fuel system.
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  37. Disconnect the fuel supply pipe quick-connect fitting (4) at the fuel se