On all vehicles, the fuel tank contains the fuel pump and sending unit assembly.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
On the 2.9L 6-cylinder, as well as 2.3 and 2.4L 5-cylinder engine equipped vehicles:
- Tilt the rear seat forward and remove or fold back the trunk compartment carpet over the right-hand wheel well panel.
- Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connections.
Take note of the color markings on the hoses; colored tape should identify hose locations on the pump.
- Detach the quick-connect couplers for the fuel delivery and return hoses.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
- Drain the fuel tank completely.
- In the trunk, remove the panels which cover the filler hose.
- It may be necessary to remove the spare tire on some vehicles.
- Roll back the carpet and remove the access panel cover.
- Disconnect the fuel filler pipe connection. Remove the circlip retaining the fuel filler pipe (if equipped).
- Label and disconnect all fuel lines leading to the fuel tank.
- Label and remove all electrical connectors at the fuel tank.
- On some models, it may be necessary to remove the driveshaft.
- Position a floor jack under the tank, using a large piece of wood as a cushion between the fuel tank and the floor jack.
- Raise the jack so that it just contacts the tank.
- Remove any shields or protective covers on the tank.
- Loosen and remove the tank retaining bolts.
- Lower the jack slowly and inspect for any obstructions.
- Install the protective shields and raise the fuel tank into position.
- Install and tighten the attaching bolts.
- Remove the floor jack.
- Fasten the electrical connections, making sure that they are in the correct position.
- Install the protective panel in the trunk, then replace the spare tire (as required) and the carpet.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Turn the ignition key ON and check for leaks.