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Looking for more info on removing fuel pump & lock ring

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.8L DOHC' started by bs0d, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. bs0d

    bs0d New Member

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    I found this in the How-to section: https://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name=Fo ... ic&t=12272

    But not much detail is spent on how to remove the pump and lock ring. Can someone provide some more details for me?

    Also what tools might be best to use so I don't burn this mother down.



    Thanks,
  2. faizy

    faizy FEOA Member

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    tripping fuel-cutout, removing negative battery terminal, wrapping it in sandwich bag, opening gas door, opening all doors, using a small crow bar for tapping/banging the lock ring, and preferably a rubber mallet to do the tapping/striking the crowbar..

    instead of a crow bar, u can use a flat head thats covered/electrical (those insulated ones). also, do the tapping/striking with intervals and not repeatedly (theoretically that will cause energy to dissolve which MAY generate a spark)

    u can run the car to the point where tank is almost empty, then idle till it naturally trips out? (have a galon or two handy in a gas container)
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    LOWETGT FEOA Member

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    What faizy said pretty much wraps it up. Access to the pump is under the backseat. I use an old screwdriver with a notch ground in the blade for a guide. I rec. a new seal and ring if old one is rusty or gets distorted. I found mine in the "help" section at a local parts store. Use something to lubricate the seal, it makes it much easier to reseal.

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