Pickup 1997

Relieving Fuel System Pressure

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CAUTION
Never smoke when working around gasoline! Avoid all sources of sparks or ignition. Gasoline vapors are EXTREMELY volatile! Whenever you are working on or around the fuel system you should ALWAYS keep a dry chemical (Class B) fire extinguisher handy.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.


    NOTE
    Before disconnecting the fuel line, release the fuel pressure from the fuel line.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

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  3. Start the engine.
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  5. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the fuel pressure release procedure.
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  7. Turn the engine off.
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  9. Remove the fuel pump fuse.

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    Fig. Fuel pump fuse location

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  11. Start the engine.
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  13. After the engine stalls, crank it a few times to release all fuel pressure.
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  15. Position the ignition switch in the OFF position.
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  17. Reinstall the fuel pump fuse.
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  19. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  21. After repair work is complete be sure to use the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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