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How Do I Change A Fuel Pump?

#1 User is offline   Sphannah 

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:54 AM

Hi Puma People,

I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to change the fuel pump on my 98 registered 1.4 Puma?

a brief guide on how to change the pump would be great and an idea of what tools I'll need? and links to any useful web links for pages that might help me? I've never attempted a job like it before and would really like to do the job myself.

Regards
Hannah

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:41 PM

Do it over cement not tarmac if you can, tarmac melts with fuel spills as we found out on our drive.
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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:06 PM

View Posthappy-kat, on 23 August 2016 - 12:41 PM, said:

Do it over cement not tarmac if you can, tarmac melts with fuel spills as we found out on our drive.


Ha :) Thanks for that :)




#4 User is offline   Ian G 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 01:17 AM

Jack up and support well. Higher the better.

Undo jubilee clip on the filler where it joins the neck (easier to get to than the side of the tank and will be less likely to spill from the tank)

Also a one-use clip on the breather (smaller pipe by the filler that must be replaced with a jubilee)

Support the weight of the tank with a jack or similar, not strictly necessary to hold at all times because it'll rest on the beam and heatsheild but have it handy because it'll damage the fuel lines to the engine bay if it falls and bends them.

Two 13mm bolts on the front of the tank down the gap between the tank and the rear floor, these will come out easy.

Two 13mm at the back of the tank, these are captive and its likely the captive will fail, at which time you need to remove the remnants of the rusty clip on the top and put a 13mm spanner on the remaining square nut. Wheels off for this bit.

When the tank drops reach in and squeeze the red and white collars around the supply and return pipes. The collars will try and unclip and rise up on the pipe but ensure they stay clipped on to the base in order that they will properly squeeze the retainer. If they're squeezed properly the pipes will lift out straight upwards.

Electrical connector next, either squeeze the metal saddle or remove completely and don't lose it. Electrical plug will then be free to leave.

Vapour breather on the top of the tank last.

Once that is all off lower the tank. Clean the top of the tank with a hand brush being careful to cover the red and white pipe holes.

Pump can be removed by tapping round the retainer hoop with a drift or chisel and a hammer.

Be sure to buy the correct pump assembly as the wrong one will cause your fuel gauge to read incorrectly.

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