Toyota Celica, Corolla, ECHO & MR2 1999-05

Removal & Installation


To avoid personal injury, do not smoke or use any type of open flame when removing the fuel tank! Always use new gaskets on any fuel tank or fuel line component. During installation, make sure that the rubber protectors are installed with the fuel tank and make sure that all line or plug torque specification are observed. To reduce the amount of fuel that you will have to dispose of, use as much of the fuel as possible before draining the tank.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Disconnect the negative battery cable and properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. If equipped with a drain plug position a large capacity waste drain receptacle under the drain plug.
  5. Remove the drain plug and gasket. Discard the gasket and purchase a new one.
  7. If not equipped with a drain plug obtain an approved pumping device and drain a sufficient amount of fuel from the tank.
  9. Remove the luggage compartment mat. Remove the cover over the tank sending unit and hose connections. Disconnect the gauge electrical harness and the vent, feed and fuel return hoses. Disconnect the fuel inlet filler neck.
  11. With the aid of an assistant, support the tank and remove the tank strap bolts. Lower the tank and remove it from the vehicle.

To make the installation easier, label and tag all fuel lines and electrical connections.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be careful not to twist or kink any of the hoses. Check for leaks.

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Fig. Exploded view of the common Celica fuel tank