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FUEL TANK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF]

WARNING:

1. Park the vehicle on a level surface.
2. Follow “BEFORE SERVICE PRECAUTION” before performing any work operations to prevent fuel from spilling from the fuel system. (See BEFORE SERVICE PRECAUTION [LF].)
3. Remove the battery cover.
4. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
5. Remove the following parts.
a. Middle pipe (See EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
b. Propeller shaft (See PROPELLER SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
c. Power plant frame (See TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [M15M-D].) (See TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [P66M-D].) (See AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [SJ6A-EL].)
d. Rear drive shaft (See REAR DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION)
e. Rear differential (See REAR DIFFERENTIAL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
f. Rear crossmember component (See REAR CROSSMEMBER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
6. Perform the following procedure to remove the service hole cover.
a. To remove the back trim, remove the following parts:
i. Console (See CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
ii. Quarter trim (See QUARTER TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
iii. Scuff plate (See SCUFF PLATE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
iv. Tire house trim (See TIRE HOUSE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
v. Aeroboard (See AEROBOARD REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
vi. Front seat bar garnish (See SEAT BACK BAR GARNISH REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
b. Remove the back trim. (See BACK TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
c. Remove the service hole cover.

7. Disconnect the quick release connector using the SST from the fuel pump unit. (See QUICK RELEASE CONNECTOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
8. Remove the fuel pump unit. (See FUEL PUMP UNIT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
9. Siphon the fuel from the fuel tank.
10. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
11. Install in the reverse order of removal.
12. Complete the “AFTER SERVICE PRECAUTION”. (See AFTER SERVICE PRECAUTION [LF].)



1

Protector

(See FUEL TANK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

2

Joint hose

(See FUEL TANK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

3

Breather hose

(See FUEL TANK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

4

Fuel-filler pipe

5

Fuel-filler cap

6

Quick release connector (Type C)

(See QUICK RELEASE CONNECTOR (EMISSION SYSTEM) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

7

Fuel tank

(See FUEL TANK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

8

Insulator

(See FUEL TANK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)


Protector Removal Note

1. Remove the trunk side trim. (See TRUNK SIDE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION)

Fuel Tank Removal Note

1. Move the dust cover slightly out of the way.
2. Move the charcoal canister slightly out of the way. (See CHARCOAL CANISTER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

Insulator Removal Note

CAUTION:

NOTE:

1. Push out the mandrel using a hammer and punch (2—2.8 mm {0.08—0.11 in} diameter).

2. Remove the flange using a drill (5 mm {0.20 in} drill bit).

Breather Hose Installation Note

1. Install the breather hose and clamp as shown in the figure.

Joint Hose Installation Note

1. Install the joint hose and clamp as shown in the figure.

2. Install the clamp between the spool and stopper without overlapping the stopper.


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