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Old 09-08-2004, 02:22 AM   #1
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I was wondering if the fuel tank in a 92 ssei was hard to take out because i have to put a new fuel pump in and didn't want to take it to a shop
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I just did mine. You should be able to do it your self as long as you have the rear lifted about a foot (SECURELY!!). No special tools. The only problem I encountered was that the metal fuel lines coming from the fuel sender that connecto to plastic lines on the passenger side. The metal lines had corroded and the "quick connect" connectors wouldn't disconnect. SO what I did was unmount the plastic lines from the frame as far up towards the front as I could to have slack in the lines. Then I dropped the tank with them still attached. You can then cut them off (the plastic lines and connectors), clean up the metal fuel lines with a wire brush, and put on new connectors from fuel line repair kits found at most local parts stores.

Sidenote, did your pump fail or does your car want to stall on right hand turns when you get down to about 1/3 tank? If it'* the latter, it'* caused by the strainer, not the pump. That'* why I did mine, and replaced the pump while I was in there just for peace of mind. Hopefully I won't have to do it again any time soon.

Run the tank as dry as you can first. And have a gallon or two handy in case you run out so you can get to the gas station.
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I found my rear end wasn't quite as strong for jacking, compared to the front. Right in the center is the strongest point [although not that strong], right to the left and right of it, are the best spot for the stands. The other possible place would be to do it on the shock tower.. but mine didn't fit in there all that good, and I didn't want to have an un-safe car.. although mine fell :(. I am thinking the safest thing is to get some rhino ramps [walmat $30 or something], and have at it.


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I am replacing my pump because it is going an that problem happen to my car to but the biggest problem is on the highway when i am traveling after awhile the car has no power and sputters when try to give it gas but i am sure it is the pump and i think am just going to take it to a garage because is only $120 to get it put in
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I am replacing my pump because it is going an that problem happen to my car to but the biggest problem is on the highway when i am traveling after awhile the car has no power and sputters when try to give it gas but i am sure it is the pump and i think am just going to take it to a garage because is only $120 to get it put in
I had that same problem. It'* gone since I put in the pump.
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