Removal & Installation
The fuel pump is attached to the fuel sender assembly inside the fuel tank. See FUEL SENDER ASSEMBLY for removal and installation.
FUEL SENDER ACCESS PANEL
Removal (Century, Grand Prix & Regal)
Open the rear compartment lid. Remove the rear compartment convenience net. Remove the lower rear compartment convenience net retainers. Disconnect the cellular antenna cable from the communication interface module by pulling outward on the square plastic housing. See Fig. 51.
Disconnect the two lower connectors from the module. Disconnect the GPS antenna cable from the module by pulling outward on the circular metal sleeve. Remove the nuts from the module bracket. Remove the module and the bracket from the rear compartment. Remove the rear compartment mat from the rear compartment.
Remove the spare tire cover from the rear compartment. Remove the spare tire. Remove the retainers by the rear compartment lock striker. Fold the rear section of the rear compartment trim panel foreword. Fold each side of the trim panel toward the center of the car.
Remove the rear compartment trim panel from the rear compartment. See Fig. 52. Remove the fuel sender access panel nuts. Remove the fuel sender access panel.
FUEL SENDER ASSEMBLY
Release fuel system pressure. See FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE RELEASE. Remove the fuel sender access panel. See FUEL SENDER ACCESS PANEL.
Disconnect the Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) sensor electrical connector. Remove the FTP sensor. Disconnect the fuel sender electrical connector. Clean the fuel pipes, and fuel sender assembly to prevent possible fuel contamination during removal.
NOTE:The retaining fuel sender assembly will spring-up when the retaining ring is removed.
Disconnect the quick-connect fittings at the fuel sender assembly. See FUEL LINE DISCONNECT FITTINGS. Hold down the fuel sender and remove the fuel sender retaining ring. Remove the fuel sender assembly. See Fig. 44. Clean the fuel sender assembly sealing surfaces. Inspect the fuel sender assembly sealing surfaces.
CAUTION:Do not handle the fuel sender assembly by the fuel pipes. The amount of leverage generated by handling the fuel pipes could damage the joints.
Remove the fuel sender assembly and seal from the fuel tank. Discard the fuel sender assembly seal. Clean and inspect the fuel sender sealing surfaces.
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 10:13 PM