| 1.If the pump assembly
is attached with screws, note location and remove them. If it's
held in place by a locking ring, gently tap and loosen the ring
using a non-ferrous punch to avoid sparks. Inspect the lock ring
and replace it if damaged. Note location of fuel lines and electrical
2.Carefully remove the pump assembly from the tank. It may
include a fuel-level sending unit, so bending the float might
cause inaccurate fuel-gauge readings. Match tank O-ring or gasket
with new ones for right size, then discard the old one.
3.Inspect the in-tank fuel strainer carefully. Look for clogging
by rust or dirt, slime from water in fuel. A contaminated fuel
tank must be cleaned--or replaced--before installing the pump.
4.Inspect electrical connectors for corrosion, hanger tubes
and sender unit for damage.If hanger assembly appears corroded
or damaged, replace the entire pump and hanger assembly.