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Old 01-22-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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Tips on removing fuel pump.

SO i need to remove the in tank fuel pump in my parts car. Its the one under the seat. i know i have to turn it counterclockwise, however, it seems impossible, itried turning it by using a flathead+hammer but its just not budging, the screw driver is actualy cutting through the metal notches.....it seems as if it is sealed down, i cant use any kind of heat obviously......any suggestions?
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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you have to remove the sender secured by 4 bolts first and then try turning it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:46 PM   #3
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you have to remove the sender secured by 4 bolts first and then try turning it.
sorry, i forgot to include, i have already removed the sender unit.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:52 PM   #4
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spray some wd-40 around the outer rim and then try to turn - there is a rubber gasket in between so it would move after some wd-40
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:05 PM   #5
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Use a bigger hammer.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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Use a bigger hammer.
if u saw the hammer i was using, ud laugh. Trust me, it was big enough lol
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:07 PM   #7
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Hit the gym.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:00 AM   #8
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if u saw the guns i was dealing with, ud be afraid.Trust me, they are big enough




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Old 01-23-2009, 08:47 AM   #9
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I don't think i used metal near it, lol I think mine came off with a mallet and bit of hardwood dowel. disconnect you battery too... don't want any sparks around a ton of gas fumes.

I have always found it more entertaining getting the damn thing back on.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:50 AM   #10
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Just get two large flathead screwdrivers, cross them, put the tips against a cog on opposite sides, and push/pull on the screwdrivers, easy as pie.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:33 AM   #11
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keep pounding it at different points but use a punch or something that is a little more blunt so you dont destroy the lip. Hardwood might be a good idea as Dice said.
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yea don't use a flat head as it will rip the metal parts go with a big head punch and give it a quick shock
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:18 PM   #13
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If you involve a hammer or any kind of impact in this job, you're ****in up.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:29 PM   #14
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parts car? sawzall
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:52 PM   #15
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sawzall + sparks + near empty gas tank = ...

please have friend video this from across the street.

srsly, have a helper hit a 2nd screwdriver from the opposite side. the single impact may not work it free, but two at the exact same moment in opposite directions will spin it easy.
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