- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Remove the fuel filler cap and perform the Fuel System Pressure Release procedure.
- Disconnect the negative cable from battery.
- Drain the fuel tank dry into a holding tank or a properly labeled GASOLINE safety container.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Use a transaxle jack to support the fuel tank. Remove the bolts from the fuel tank straps.
- Lower the tank slightly.
- Disconnect the fuel filler vent tube.
- Disconnect the fuel line and vapor line.
- Disconnect the vacuum line from the LDP.
Disconnect the fuel filler tube by loosing the clamp and removing the hose.
NOTEThe fuel pump module electrical connector has a retainer that locks it in place.
- Slide the fuel pump module electrical connector lock to unlock.
- Push down on the connector retainer and pull the connector off the module.
- Lower the fuel tank from the vehicle.
- Position the fuel tank on the transaxle jack.
- Raise the fuel tank into position and carefully work the filler tube onto the fuel tank. A light coating of clean engine oil on the tube end may be used to aid in assembly. Connect the fuel filler tube hose and tighten the clamp.
- Connect the fuel pump/module electrical connector. Place the retainer in the locked position.
- Connect the EVAP, vapor, and vacuum lines.
- Lubricate the fuel supply line with clean 30 weight engine oil, install the quick connect fuel fitting.
- Attach the filler vent line to the filler tube. Pull on the connector to make sure of the connection.
- Place the Natural Vacuum Leak Detection (NVLD) air filter under the right rear tank strap before tightening. Tighten the strap bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) torque.
- Remove the transaxle jack.
Tighten the filler hose clamp to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
WARNINGEnsure that the straps are not twisted or bent before and after tightening the strap nuts.
- Fill the fuel tank, replace the cap, and the connect battery negative cable.
- Use the DRBIII® scan tool to pressurize the fuel system. Check for leaks.