Fuel pump removal diagram needed

Tiny
RANDALL1958
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  • 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 275,000 MILES
Need to know if anyone has a diagram to show where to cut access panel above the pump so you don't have to drop tank. Seen it before but can't find it now.
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Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 AT 9:04 AM

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Tiny
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This can be done but it is not advisable with the tank still in the vehicle. There are many videos out there for people doing this on Grand Cherokees but I did not find any on your vehicle. The reason is, I have heard of 3 people who did this and had issues. One had a fire as they had vapor leak that they didn't know about and the sparks caused a fireball. The other 2 cut through needed components because they could not see what was just under the floor panel.

I have found that it is not that big of a deal to empty the tank and lower it with a floor jack to replace the pump.

Here is a guide that will help with replacing this:

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

Below is the location of the pump in the tank if you would like to try and cut the hole. Just make sure you are not using a reciprocating saw as the blade will surely cut through something like the harness. This means you need to use a cut off wheel or something that will give a shallow cut but that means sparks so be careful.
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Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 AT 8:25 AM

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