What are the steps by step instructions for replacing a fuel pump in the gas tank?
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1997 Plymouth Breeze Question: Replacing fuel pump in gas tank
Answer #1Johnny Mopar September 14, 2010, 17:09Master
FUEL PUMP MODULE
WARNING: RELEASE FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE BEFORE SERVICING FUEL SYSTEM COMPONENTS. SERVICE VEHICLES IN WELL VENTILATED AREAS AND AVOID IGNITION SOURCES. NEVER SMOKE WHILE SERVICING THE VEHICLE.
Remove fuel filler cap and perform Fuel System Pressure Release procedure.
Disconnect negative cable from auxilary jumper terminal.
Remove fuel tank.
Disconnect fuel filter lines from fuel pump module.
Clean top of tank to remove loose dirt and debris.
Using Special Tool #6856 Fuel Pump Module Ring Spanner, remove locknut to release pump module Fuel Pump Module Locknut
WARNING: THE FUEL RESERVOIR OF THE FUEL PUMP MODULE DOES NOT EMPTY OUT WHEN THE TANK IS DRAINED. THE FUEL IN THE RESERVOIR MAY SPILL OUT WHEN THE MODULE IS REMOVED.
Remove fuel pump module and O-ring from tank Fuel Pump Module Removal Discard O-ring.
Wipe seal area of tank clean. Place a new O-ring on the ledge between the tank threads and the pump module opening.
Position fuel pump module in tank. Make sure the alignment tab on the underside of the pump module flange sits in the corresponding notch in the fuel tank
CAUTION: Over tightening the pump lock ring may result in a leak.