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 Post subject: How to Replace Fuel Pump El 6/98 Built
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:06 pm 
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How difficult is it to replace Fuel Pump on EL Jun98 Built
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 Post subject: Re: How to Replace Fuel Pump El 6/98 Built
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:38 pm 
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Sedan or wagon?
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 Post subject: Re: How to Replace Fuel Pump El 6/98 Built
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:54 am 
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 Post subject: Re: How to Replace Fuel Pump El 6/98 Built
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:46 pm 
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Lift Carpet up
Remove plate (like 8 or so screws)
Use a wooden dowel and a mallet and bang the screw ring open anti clockwise (it will be tight)
Disconnect plugs (then start the car to relieve fuel pressure if necessary)
Use 2 small screwdrivers or similar to unclip the fuel lines. It has the more modern plastic housing compared to the earlier EL's that have a metal housing. Normal fuel line removal tools wont fit on.
Lift out the entire housing, you can either buy a complete new pump & housing or just the pump and filter sock. In which case I think its just a cable tie or hose clamp holding the pump in place with a rubber dampener around it.
Reverse order to install, just make sure the filter sock sits in the tank properly.

I think thats the way anyway, its been a couple years since I did mine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to Replace Fuel Pump El 6/98 Built
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:33 pm 
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Thankyou I am replacing the complete unit. When I work on anything Murphy's Law seems to rule Ha Ha
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 Post subject: Re: How to Replace Fuel Pump El 6/98 Built
Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 1:53 am 
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If you are handy making home made tools, make a fuel pump retaining ring removal tool. I made one out of aluminium...doesn't work well being aluminium but it made it much easier than the old fashion mallet and wooden dowel!

Proper tool looks like this

http://repairguide.autozone.com/znetrgs ... 208d90.jpg

home made tool can be made to look something like this

http://www.matcotools.com/ProductImages/lt940.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: How to Replace Fuel Pump El 6/98 Built
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:36 pm 
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Coming in late, but: whatever you do DON'T USE A FUELMISER PUMP!!!

If I was wealthy enough I'd take those F&^%$ERS to court for supplying dangerously flawed product...

I fitted a Fuelmiser pump to my EF and it nearly killed my family a couple of times thru quitting in the middle of traffic and intersections etc. Took ages to realise it was the ^%$# near NEW fuel pump at fault.

Fitted a VDO Pump (cheaper from Auto 1 than the ^%$#ing Fuel miser one was from Ripco) and nearly 4 years later with no problems whatsoever...

 

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