Mechanics

CHANGING THE FUEL PUMP

1997 Dodge Neon

Engine Performance problem
1997 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

Can the fuel pump be reached thru the back seat of car or does it have to lifted with jack? Live in Az and its very hot here, so before my friend comes to fix it, we need to see if any short cuts can be made.
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Kasmo3
July 12, 2010.




Couldn't find anything on going through the back seat, but here is a step by step for you.
Fuel Pump Removal

Disconnect the negative battery cable
Release the fuel pressure from the fuel system
Remove the gas cap
Drain or siphon the remaining fuel from the fuel tank, into an approved container
Raise and support vehicle
Disconnect the fuel line from the fuel filter
Disconnect the fuel line from the fuel pump
Disconnect the wiring harness from the fuel pump module
Position the transmission jack under the fuel tank for support
Remove the fuel tank straps
Lower the fuel tank for access to the fuel pump
Make sure the area around the fuel pump is clean; you do not want dirt particles going into the fuel tank after the fuel pump is removed
Using the fuel pump module ring spanner, remove the fuel pump lock nut
Remove the fuel pump o ring from the sealing area on the fuel tank
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Fuel Pump Installation

Clean the sealing area on the fuel tank
Install the new o ring on the fuel tank
Install the new fuel pump; make sure the alignment tab on the bottom side of the fuel pump module engages with notch in fuel pump
Install the fuel pump lock nut
Hold the fuel pump in place while tightening the lock nut to torque specifications
Using the transmission jack position the fuel tank back in place
Install the fuel tank straps, and tighten to torque specifications
Remove the transmission jack
Remove & install new fuel filter
Connect the fuel line to fuel filter
Connect the fuel line to the fuel pump module
Connect the wiring harness to the fuel pump module
Lower the vehicle
Refill the fuel tank
Install the gas cap
Reconnect the negative battery cable

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Richzombie
Jul 13, 2010.


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