Fuel pump replacement instructions please?

Tiny
BUKALIFA
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  • 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 123,000 MILES
I need to find out where the fuel pump is so I can change it out with a new unit?
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 9:57 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
Here is a guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

1. DISCONNECT BATTERY NEGATIVE TERMINAL
2. REMOVE REAR SEAT CUSHION ASSEMBLY
3. REMOVE REAR FLOOR SERVICE HOLE COVER
a) Remove the 4 screws, then remove the rear floor service hole cover (A).
b) Disconnect the fuel pump connector (B).

Fig. 54: Locating Rear Floor Service Hole Cover Screws

c) Discharge the fuel system pressure (C).
1. Connect the battery negative terminal.
Torque: 5.4 N*m (55 kgf*cm, 48 in.*lbf)

2. Start the engine.
3. Turn the ignition switch off after the engine stops.

HINT: DTC P0171 (system to lean) may be present.

4. Crank the engine again, and check that the engine does not start.
5. Remove the fuel tank cap, and discharge the pressure remaining in the fuel tank completely.
6. Disconnect the battery negative terminal.

4. REMOVE FUEL SUCTION WITH PUMP AND GAUGE TUBE ASSEMBLY
a. Disconnect the fuel tank main tube.
1. Remove the tube joint clip, then pull the fuel tube joint out of the plug of the fuel suction plate.

NOTE:
Check that there is no dirt or other foreign objects around the fuel tube joint before disconnecting it. Clean the joint if necessary.

It is necessary to prevent mud or dirt from entering the joint. If mud or dirt gets in the joint, the O-rings may not seal properly.

Only disconnect the joint by hand.

Do not bend, kink or twist the nylon tubes.

Protect the joint by covering it with a plastic
bag.

Fig. 55: Disconnecting Fuel Tank Main Tube

b. Disconnect the fuel tank vent hose.
1. Pinch the retainer and pull the fuel tank vent connector out of the fuel tank to disconnect the fuel tank vent hose from the fuel suction plate.

NOTE:
Check that there is no dirt or other foreign objects around the connector before disconnecting it. Clean the connector if necessary.
It is necessary to prevent mud or dirt from entering the connector. If mud or dirt gets in the connector, the O-rings may not seal properly.
Only disconnect the quick connector by hand.
Do not bend, kink or twist the nylon tubes.
Protect the connector by covering it with a plastic bag.
If the pipe and connector are stuck, carefully try wiggling or pushing and pulling on the connector to release it. Pull the connector off the pipe carefully.

Fig. 56: Disconnecting Fuel Tank Vent Hose

c. Using SST, loosen the fuel pump gauge retainer.

SST 09808-14020 (09808-01410, 09808-01420, 09808-01430)

NOTE:
Using SST. Do not use any other tools such as a screwdriver.

HINT: Insert the notch of SST into the rib of the fuel pump gauge retainer.

Fig. 57: Loosening Fuel Pump Gauge Retainer Using SST

d. Remove the fuel pump gauge retainer while holding the fuel suction tube by hand.
e. Remove the fuel suction tube from the fuel tank.

NOTE: Make sure that the fuel sender gauge arm does not bend.

Fig. 58: Removing Fuel Pump Gauge Retainer

f. Remove the gasket from the fuel tank.

Fig. 59: Locating Fuel Tank Gasket

5. REMOVE FUEL SENDER GAUGE ASSEMBLY

a. Disconnect the fuel sender gauge connector (A).
b. Release the claw. Then slide the fuel sender gauge to remove it from the fuel filter (B).

Fig. 60: Locating Fuel Sender Gauge Connector

6. REMOVE FUEL SUCTION PLATE SUB-ASSEMBLY

a. Remove the E-ring.

Fig. 61: Locating E-Ring

b. Release the claw, then remove the fuel pump filter.

Fig. 62: Identifying Fuel Pump Filter Claw

c. Release the 2 claws, then remove the fuel suction plate and spring.

Fig. 63: Identifying Fuel Suction Plate Claws

7. REMOVE FUEL PUMP HARNESS

a. Disconnect the 2 fuel pump harness connectors.

Fig. 64: Locating Fuel Pump Harness Connectors

8. REMOVE NO. 1 FUEL SUCTION SUPPORT

a. Using a screwdriver with its tip wrapped with tape, release the 2 claws. Then remove the No. 1 fuel suction support.

Fig. 65: Removing No. 1 Fuel Suction Support

9. REMOVE FUEL PUMP FILTER
a. Using a screwdriver with its tip wrapped with tape, release the 5 claws. Then remove the fuel pump filter.

NOTE: Do not damage the fuel pump filter or fuel filter.

Fig. 66: Removing Fuel Pump Filter

10. REMOVE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR ASSEMBLY

a. Pull the fuel pressure regulator out of the fuel filter.

Fig. 67: Pulling Fuel Pressure Regulator Out Of Fuel Filter

b. Remove the 2 O-rings from the fuel pressure regulator.

Fig. 68: Installing O-Ring Onto Fuel Pressure Regulator

11. REMOVE FUEL PUMP

a. Pull the fuel pump out of the fuel filter.

Fig. 69: Pulling Fuel Pump Out Of Fuel Filter

b. Remove the O-ring from the fuel pump.

Fig. 70: Locating Fuel Pump O-Ring

Installation is bty reversal of removal.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 1:52 PM
Tiny
ANSMITH09
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  • 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA
I was told that my car was American built. What happened was I was driving and I noticed the car was trying to slow down(like it wanted to cut off) so I pulled over. I shut the car off and tried to shut it back on but the engine wouldn't turn over. I thought it had something to do with the battery so I had it towed to the place I bought the battery from. Firestone ran a diagnostic test and was told that I needed a fuel pump. Now I guess you have to buy the whole system which is a dealer only part (strainer, fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator and sending unit) I spoke with the take and he said that there was no fuel coming out of the fuel line which made him take the car apart and check the pump. He hooked some type of meter up to the pump and it read at 12 volts but the motor was not running. So the tech said I need a new pump. I called a couple of toyota dealerships and they said it is very rare those things go bad. I was told by Firestone that it was clogged up which caused it to malfunction. They recommended I get a fuel pump module replaced. Do you have any information you can offer me?
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny
Here is the information you requested. This is a tutorial for you to view on how to replace an in-tank electric fuel pump.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

You will not have to remove the fuel tank as there is an access door under the rear seat cushion. I've attached picture steps below on how to remove and replace the fuel pump on your Toyota. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:21 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SHERBZ
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  • 1996 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 39,146 MILES
Fuel pump location. Nothing in tank. 4afe
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com

It should be in the tank attached to the sending unit. Here are the directions specific to your vehicle. The directions are for the 96 sedan 4A-FE engine.
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1996 Toyota Corolla Sedan L4-96.8 1587cc 1.6L DOHC (4A-FE)
Fuel Pump Removal and Installation
Vehicle Powertrain Management Fuel Delivery and Air Induction Fuel Pump Service and Repair Procedures Fuel Pump Removal and Installation
FUEL PUMP REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
COMPONENTS FOR REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

FUEL PUMP REMOVAL

CAUTION: Do not smoke or work near an open flame when working on the fuel pump.

1. REMOVE REAR SEAT CUSHION
2. REMOVE FLOOR SERVICE HOLE COVER
- Remove the 4 screws and service hole cover.
- Disconnect the fuel pump & sender gauge connector.

INSTALLATION HINT: Check for fuel leakage.

3. DISCONNECT FUEL PIPE AND HOSE FROM FUEL PUMP BRACKET

CAUTION: Remove the fuel filter cap to prevent the fuel from flowing out.

- Using SST, disconnect the outlet pipe from the pump bracket.
SST 09631-22020

Torque: 30 N.M (310 kgf. Cm, 22 ft.)

- Disconnect the return hose from the pump bracket.

4. REMOVE FUEL PUMP BRACKET ASSEMBLY FROM FUEL TANK
- Remove the 8 bolts.

Torque: 3.4 N.M (35 kgf. Cm, 30 in. Lbf)

- Pull out the pump bracket assembly.

- Remove the gasket from the pump bracket.

INSTALLATION HINT: Install a new gasket to the pump bracket.

FUEL PUMP INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION HINT: Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

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The directions are the same if your vehicle is a wagon.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SHERBZ
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Hi, There are no hoses going under the service hole, neither is there a fuel pump located under the service hole. The car is a South African model.

Your assistance would be much appreciated.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi again:
This is the only place I have ever seen one. I even checked an earlier years, and they are the same 1993 - 1998. The only thing I can suggest is to follow the fuel line from the tank. Someone may have placed an aftermarket inline pump on the car. It has to be attached to the fuel line.

Can you upload a picture of the service port so I can see what you have?

Let me know.
Joe
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
NIXAMUS
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  • 1994 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 150,000 MILES
Toyota Corolla 94'. Engine stalled then wont fire. Good spark, compression. When I spray a fuel into air cleaner it will run then die when I stop. Removed fuel lines to engine and nothing comes out, how ever I dont know the location of the fuel pump. Is it in the tank, where do I access it from? Cheers
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

The fuel pump is an in tank pump which you access via a cover plate under the rear seat.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
2CEXPT
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Might have an access through the trunk or the backseat. If not siphon the fuel then drop the tank.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MACH1JRM3
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  • 1992 TOYOTA COROLLA
I am haven problem with getting gas to the engine I have been thinking maybe it is the fuel pump but before dropping the gas tank I wanted to check the fuses but I can find the fuss for the gas pump where is it located
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Check out fuse #4 (10-amp) in the passenger compartment fuse panel and fuse #4 (15-amp) in the engine compartment fuse panel.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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Also short B+ and Fp at the diagnostic port, if pump runs, then problem is relay, fuse. If pump does not run then pump is bad.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JAXMAX
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You may want to double check on dropping the fuel tank. My '93 Corrola has removable rear seats. You lift up the seat and undo a bolt, they come out and you have access to the fuel pump bolts for easy replacement
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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While 93 may be different, 89-92 you have to drop tank.

Test pump first before you do anything.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
NINOGERMANA
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  • 1991 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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What is the dfference between a 40-GPH fuel Pump and A 120-GPH fuel pump, and how does the difference between the two affect performance, and miles per gallon? Or efficiency/ fuel economy
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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One pumps more volume of fuel than the other. The real question is fuel pressure. If the 120 unit produces higher than normal fuel pressure (say 60psi vs the stock 40-45psi) then engine will run rich and the ECM will try to remove fuel from engine by reducing injector pulse timing. But you can only reduce the pulse so much.
The 120 unit may pump so much volume that the FPR cannot bypass enough back to tank causing the increase in fuel pressure.
High fuel presure can damage the injectors and supply/return lines to fuel rail.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 1989 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 130,000 MILES
Locate the fuel pump and to replace.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Some fuel pumps can be accessible through the top of the gas tank (trap door) or only the float for the gas gauge. Remove the rear seat cushion for the access (service) hole.

If not pump you must remove the tank here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job step bu step with a diagrams below to show you how on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MINHLY1
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  • 1989 TOYOTA COROLLA
Where is the fuel pump located? And is it easy to fix? Can I buy a used part from used auto parts?
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)

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