Rendezvous 2006-2007

Relieving Fuel System Pressure

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3.4L & 3.5L Engines



A Schrader valve is provided on these fuel systems to conveniently test or release the system pressure. A fuel pressure gauge and adapter will be necessary to connect the gauge to the fitting. Most of the SFI systems utilize a service valve on one end of the fuel rail assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable
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  5. Loosen the fuel filler cap to relieve tank vapor pressure.
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  7. Connect a fuel pressure gauge to the connector. Wrap a shop towel around the fittings to prevent spillage.
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  9. Install the bleed hose into an approved container and open the valve.
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  11. Drain any remaining fuel from the pressure gauge.
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  13. When fuel service is finished, tighten the fuel filler cap and connect the negative battery cable.
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3.6L Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Turn the ignition OFF .
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  5. Remove the fuel pump fuse and the fuel pump relay.
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  7. Loosen the fuel filler cap to relieve the fuel tank vapor pressure.
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  9. Attempt to start the engine and allow the engine to run until it stops.
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  11. Remove the fuel pressure test port cap.
    CAUTION
    Wrap a shop towel around the fuel pressure connection in order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury. The towel will absorb any fuel leakage that occurs during the connection of the fuel pressuregauge. Place the towel in an approved container when the connection of the fuel pressuregauge is complete.

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  13. Wrap a shop towel around the fuel pressure test port and use a small flat-bladed tool in order to depress (open) the fuel pressure test port valve.
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  15. Place the shop towel in an approved container.
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  17. Install the fuel pressure test port cap.
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  19. Tighten the fuel filler cap.
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