If your vehicle doesn’t have a fuel pump, your engine is expected to starve quickly. A malfunctioning or impaired fuel pump will surely kill your vehicle’s life fast. The good news is that you can effortlessly perform fuel pump replacement and install a new electric pump with the help of this step by step guide.
The things that you will need in this task are fire extinguisher, new pump, open end wrench set, new fuel line, flat head screwdriver, socket set, large fuel catch container, and Phillips head screwdriver.
Once you’re set to do the pump replacement, put safety in mind first. Work in a well ventilated, open area and position the fire extinguisher near you. If your car has a fuel pump that is installed inside the fuel tank, you should get it from the inside of your car. The chief access point to an in-tank pump is either under the carpet and access panel in the trunk or underneath your back seat.
Once you see the pump, detach everything prior to removing it from the tank. Make sure that you have a tool to catch the gas leaks that may come from the lines so that it will not spill on the floor and create a fire prone area.
The last step in taking the pump away is removing the wires that bring power to the pump. You should be able to identify which of the two wires is positive and negative. What appears to be easy when you’re removing everything away can be puzzling when it’s time to put them all back together. Thus, it’s imperative that you familiarize yourself with the screws, plugs, particularly the really small bolts.
In fuel pump replacement, every small accessory, material, and tool that you disconnect brings you closer in removing the old pump. The reverse of these steps is the installation procedure.