Fuel Pump Replacement

Step 5 - Next, locate and disconnect fuel line using a fuel line removal tool. (Note: Needed for some models such as Ford.) Fuel will leak at this point so be ready to use a fluid catch basin.

Disconnection Fuel Lines Using Removal Tool

Step 6 - After liquid fuel lines have been removed, locate and disconnect fuel vapor lines form the fuel tank.

Removing Fuel Vapor Lines

Step 7 - Some fuel vapor lines are held in place by a retainer clip. Use a small screwdriver to release and remove the clip while removing the line.

Fuel Line Retainer Clip

Step 8 - Once all fuel lines have been released from the tank, support the tank using a device. This can be done in a number of ways, a fuel tank empty weighs about 30 to 40 pounds.

Fuel Tank Support Device

Step 9 - Locate and release tank holder supports, There are two in most cases, at this point the tanks will become loose.

Release Fuel Tank Supports

Step 10 - After the tanks mounts have been removed the tank will become loose. Lower the tank and release top mounted fuel lines or electrical connectors if any.

Removing Fuel Lines and Connectors


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Article first published (Updated 2015-01-07)