Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Fuel Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Front views of the two types of electric fuel pumps showing the suction (1), pressure (2) and return (3) connections

The electric fuel pump is mounted at the front of the chassis. There are three fuel lines: suction, pressure, and return.

To remove the pump:

  1. Pinch clamp the fuel lines shut to prevent leakage.
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  3. Unplug the electrical cable plug.
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  5. Cut off the original hose clamps. Pull off the hoses and catch the fuel which drains out.
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  7. Raise the pressure hose to prevent draining the fuel loop line.
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  9. Unbolt and remove the pump.
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To install:

  1. Connect the three fuel hoses. Install screw type hose clamps at all three connections.
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  3. Bolt the pump to the mounting supports.
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  5. Remove the pinch clamps from the hoses.
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  7. Install the cable plug. The brown negative ground wire must be to the bottom and the half circular cavity toward the right. Install the protective plug cap.
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