How to Replace a Fuel Tank

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Fuel Tank. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Fuel Tank

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $235.17 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $638.91 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Find the fuel tank in your vehicle.
  • Examine it carefully for any signs of leak.
  • Look for the fuel pump fuse and take it out.
  • Turn the engine on to ease the pressure in fuel system.
  • Drain out all the fuel from the fuel tank into a clean container with a lid so that you can keep the fuel safe.
  • Secure the fuel tank on jack.
  • Unfasten he straps or bolts so that the fuel tank detach from the frame.
  • Remove all the lines or hoses and any other components attached to the fuel tank.
  • Lower the fuel tank and drag it out of the vehicle.
  • Support the new tank on jack and connect all the removed components back onto the new tank.
  • Raise the fuel tank and secure it to the frame with straps or bolts.
  • Fill the new tank with gas and observe the tank for any signs of leak.
  • Put the fuse back to the fuel pump and turn the engine on. Wait for some time and recheck the tanks and its surrounding areas for any signs of leak.
  • Take a small drive to ensure that the new fuel tank is properly installed.
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How to Replace a Fuel Pump Assembly

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Fuel Pump Assembly. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Multimeter
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Flat Head Screwdriver

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $197.63 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Secure the vehicle on a flat surface and pull the parking brake.
  • Unfasten the straps or bolts holding the fuel tank in place, but before that support the tank on jack. Discard the filler tube hose and move the tank down with floor jack.
  • Told your assistant to turn the ignition key to ON position at the same time you examine the power at the fuel pump assembly.
  • Connect the negative lead of the digital multimeter (DMM) to a good ground whole the positive lead to the power cable at the fuel pump assembly. If the DMM shows any voltage reading, there is a need to replace the fuel pump assembly. However, if DMM shows zero reading then the problem is with power elements.
  • Ease the pressure of the fuel system and discard the negative battery cable from the terminal.
  • Discard electrical connections and fuel lines from the fuel pump assembly.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the fuel pump in fuel tank and pull the fuel pump assembly out of the fuel tank.
  • Position the new fuel pump assembly into the tank and secure it with the bolts.
  • Reconnect the electrical connections and the fuel lines.
  • Raise the fuel tank and secure it with mounting straps or bolts. Reconnect the filler tube hose.
  • Reattach the negative battery cable to the terminal.
  • Switch the engine on and observe any leak from the tank or at the ends of the hoses or lines.
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How to Replace a Fuel Pump

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Fuel Pump. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Multimeter
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Fuel Pump

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $48.13 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $223.80 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Secure the vehicle on a flat surface with parking brake applied.
  • It is important to make sure that the problem is actually with the pump before commencing the replacement work. For this, take the fuel cap off and told your assistant to move the ignition key to the ON position. Observe the humming sound of the fuel pump at filler opening. If you don’t hear any noise, changing the fuel pump may be desirable.
  • Find the fuel pump fuse and relay and inspect them for any damage.
  • A blown fuse can also be a problem, replace the fuse and check if pump works or not. If it does, no need to replace the pump. Otherwise move onto the next steps.
  • Apart from fuse and relay, also make sure that the pump is getting appropriate power and properly grounded.
  • Ease the pressure in fuel system and discard the negative battery cable from the terminal.
  • Drain the fuel from the fuel tank.
  • Discard the filler tube hose and the electrical connectors to the pump.
  • Place a jack and a wooden block under the fuel tank and secure the tank on them.
  • Unfasten the bolts or screws holding the tank to the frame.
  • Draw the tank down and discard any fuel lines to the pump. Take the pump out of the tank.
  • Fit a new fuel pump into the tank.
  • Reconnect the fuel lines to the pump. Raise the tank with jack and secure the tank with straps or bolts.
  • Reinstall the filler tube hose and the electrical connectors to the fuel pump.
  • Reattach the negative battery cable to the terminal.
  • Add gas to the tank and verify the replacement work by taking a small drive.
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How to Replace a Fuel Pressure Regulator

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Fuel Pressure Regulator. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Fuel Pressure Regulator

Estimated Costs:

DIY CostsEst. $34.06 parts only

Shop CostsEst. $187.97 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Disconnect the fuel pump by removing the fuse and ease the pressure in the fuel system.
  • Discard the fuel line and fix a fuel pressure gauge. Put the fuse back to the fuel pump.
  • Turn the vehicle on and carefully observe the area surrounding the gauge connection for leak.
  • Remove the vacuum hose from the fuel pressure regulator. Fix a hand held vacuum pump in place of vacuum hose.
  • Record the reading on the fuel pressure gauge before and after the vacuum is applied. With the increase in vacuum, the fuel pressure decreases while an increase in fuel pressure is seen with decreased vacuum. Match the recorded readings with the readings mentioned in the vehicle specifications.
  • Put the vacuum hose back to the fuel pressure regulator and record the fuel pressure. Match this reading with the vehicle’s specifications. Discard the vacuum hose again and observe the gauge. As soon as you dismiss the vacuum hose, the pressure will jump up.
  • In case the low pressure is recorded, squeeze the fuel return line and observe the gauge reading. The fuel pump is faulty if there is no change in pressure. However, if the pressure rises, disconnect the fuel pressure regulator.
  • In case the pressure is too high, switch the engine off and discard the fuel return line and examine if it is blocked or clogged. If the line is clear, you need to change the fuel pressure regulator.
  • Next, fix a vacuum gauge to the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose and switch the engine on. Inspect the presence of vacuum. Examine the vacuum port or hose for clogging, in case no vacuum is observed. However, if it shows a reasonable amount of vacuum, regulator is defective.
  • Evacuate the pressure from the fuel system before planning to replace the fuel pressure regulator.
  • Discard the negative battery cable from the terminal.
  • Wipe the surrounding surface of the fuel pressure regulator off.
  • Disconnect the vacuum hose from the fuel pressure regulator.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the fuel pressure regulator to the fuel rail and take the regulator out.
  • Introduce new O-rings onto the fuel pressure regulator and oil them.
  • Secure the new fuel pressure regulator to the fuel rail with bolts.
  • Once the installation is completed, check the pressure with vacuum gauge. Same readings on the gauge and vehicle’s specifications verify the installation.
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How to Replace a Fuel Injector

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Fuel Injector. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Fuel Injector Tester
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Fuel Injector

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $52.65 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $362.52 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Prop the engine hood up.
  • Find the fuel injector rails.
  • Fit the fuel injector tester onto the Schrader valve located on fuel line.
  • Move the ignition key to ON position. This will let the fuel pump to build pressure in the system.
  • Now you are ready to hit the press button on the fuel injector tester. This will allow the tester to throb the fuel injector for the required number of time.
  • Do the same for each fuel injector and keep recording the readings. In the end, calculate the average reading for all the fuel injectors, i.e. sum up all the readings and divide the results with total number of fuel injectors present in the engine.
  • Next, you need to evaluate the individual readings with the average PSI reading. If any of the fuel injectors show reading above or below 1.5 PSI of the average, then that fuel injector is defective.
  • Now you have found the defective fuel injector. You need to remove it.
  • First, look for the fuel pump relay and discard it. Turn the vehicle on in order to evacuate any fuel present in the lines. This will ease the pressure in the fuel lines and you can take the fuel injector out securely.
  • Next, look for the fuel rail connector which is connected to engine block with screws. Unfasten the screws and remove the fuel injector along with the rail.
  • Remove the defective fuel injector from the rail and install a new fuel injector in its place.
  • If more than one fuel injectors are defective, replace them in the same way. Once all the new fuel injectors are installed on the fuel rail, put it back onto the engine block and secure it with screws.
  • Take a small drive to make sure that the new fuel injectors are functioning properly.
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How to Replace a Fuel Filter

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Fuel Filter. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Hose Pincher
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Flare Nut Wrench
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Fuel Filter

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $16.71 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $82.96 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Prop the hood up and look for the fuel filter.
  • You can use fuel line that will guide you to the fuel filter if it is not visible.
  • Examine the filter element for dust and debris, if fuel filter case is clear.
  • In case of dirty fuel filter case, discard it from the fuel line and drain the fuel from it.
  • Fit a new fuel filter carefully taking help from the arrow on the filter that suggests the direction of the flow.
  • Reconnect the fuel lines to the fuel filter.
  • Turn the vehicle on and wait for few minutes. Check the fuel lines and the surrounding areas for leak.
  • Take a small drive and make sure that the vehicle is running smooth without missing or any other problem.
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How to Replace a Distributor Cap

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Distributor Cap. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $63.24 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Prop the hood up and look for the distributor.
  • On the distributor, locate the clips holding the cap. Unclip the distributor cap and take it off from the distributor. Make sure that you don’t remove the spark plug wires from it.
  • Examine the bottom of the cap for carbon signs.
  • Take a new rotor and install it in place of old rotor.
  • Now, fit a new distributor cap onto the distributor exactly in same way as old cap was positioned.
  • Next, you need to shift the wires one by one from old cap to the new cap. Start from the wire nearer to the first plug indicator on the cap. Don’t disconnect the wires at a same time or randomly as it can cause damage to the components.
  • Turn the vehicle on and observe that it starts smoothly and easily without premature ignition.
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How to Replace a Distributor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Distributor. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Flashlight
  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Spark Tester
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Distributor

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $1,529.28 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $2,181.74 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Turn the vehicle on and prop the hood up.
  • Look for the source that is accountable for chirping/squealing noise.
  • Turn the vehicle off. Locate the distributor and take it away.
  • Observe the distributor shaft for unnecessary movement.
  • Take a new distributor and fix it in place of old distributor. Don’t secure it yet.
  • Mount the rotor on the distributor.
  • Put the distributor cap back onto the distributor. Ensure that the rotor is directing towards the first cylinder terminal.
  • Reattach the spark plug wires in a proper order.
  • Clasp a timing light to the spark plug wire of the first cylinder.
  • Find the timing mark on the engine block and the harmonic balancer.
  • Turn the vehicle on.
  • Now, taking timing light directed at the engine timing mark as a guideline and turn the distributor slowly unless it will become in line.
  • Once the adjustments have been made, secure the distributor.
  • Take a small drive and make sure that everything is properly functioning.
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How to Replace a Carburetor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Carburetor. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Flashlight
  • Pliers
  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Carburetor
  • Carburetor Mounting Gasket

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $944.57 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $1,233.17 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Prop the engine hood up and take the air cleaner assembly out of the engine compartment.
  • Now you can get at the carburetor rather easily.
  • Turn the vehicle on and make sure that the vehicle is on parking brake. Examine the seals of the carburetor carefully to see any leakage.
  • Tune the air/fuel mixture screws to see whether there is a change in engine sound. No change in the engine sound suggests that the carburetor is defective.
  • Turn the vehicle off and examine closely the carburetor throttle bore. The presence of carbon on the throttle bore suggests that the carburetor has sustained some internal damage.
  • Discard the rubber vacuum hoses from the carburetor. Don’t forget to mark each of the hose for reference purpose.
  • Using a specific fuel line crimper tool, discard the fuel lines from the carburetor.
  • Detach the throttle linkage from the carburetor.
  • Once all the lines have been disconnected, unbolt the nuts from the studs holding the intake manifold.
  • Take the carburetor out of the manifold.
  • Take the old gasket out and wipe off the mounting surface of the intake manifold from dust, debris or remaining pieces of old gasket.
  • Position the new gasket on the mounting surface of manifold and adjust the new carburetor carefully on it. Secure the carburetor and the manifold with nuts.
  • Reattach the throttle linkage and all the lines back to the carburetor. Make sure that you take help from the reference marks to connect the lines.
  • It is suggested to consult professional technician for the adjustment of carburetor.
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How to Replace a C.O.P. Type Ignition Coil

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a C.O.P. Type Ignition Coil. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Scan Tool
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Ignition Coil

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $56.43 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $174.85 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • Turn the vehicle on and inspect the status of check engine light.
  • While engine is still running, make certain that the check engine line is showing ON status.
  • Attach the scanner to the OBD output.
  • Recover the diagnostic trouble code(s) with the help of scanner.
  • With the help of misfire code, find the coil attached to the particular cylinder related to the code.
  • Discard the wiring connectors from the defective coil.
  • Now, unfasten the bolts and screws holding the coil and take it out.
  • Position the new coil and secure it with bolts and screws.
  • Reconnect the wiring connectors to the new coil.
  • Following the instructions given on scanner’s manual, clear the check engine code.
  • Turn the vehicle on and inspect status of the check engine light again.
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