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Old 16-03-2011, 18:14   #1
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Refitting a TF fuel pump??

Is there a knack to get the fuel pump fitted back ?? it feels like theres "something in the way" its almost like the tank isnt deep enough, it pushes down on a spring but i cant get the last 15-20mm down, its all lined up correctly but just wont go?

I removed it following having Russell out today, long story which will follow once its sorted

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Does this help mate ??
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Is there a knack to get the fuel pump fitted back ?? it feels like theres "something in the way" its almost like the tank isnt deep enough, it pushes down on a spring but i cant get the last 15-20mm down, its all lined up correctly but just wont go?

I removed it following having Russell out today, long story which will follow once its sorted

Cheers

Steve
I have never fitted a new pump, but i hope this page from the manual helps:

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Old 16-03-2011, 18:42   #4
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If its anything like the one on the frontera you need a (non-pc alert!!) fat bloke to sit on it while you get the first turn on the thread. Fine after that.

(Always a good idea to ask the fat bloke to put his cigarette out as well - another long story for another time)
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Old 16-03-2011, 19:17   #5
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I had a car in a garage once and they were looking for a fuel leak under the bonnet and they were both smoking.

Neadless to say I went for a walk, half expecting to see a small mushroom cloud appear behind me.
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I did one on a Freelander which uses the same removal tool (although I didn't have it) so its possible the same arrangement applies. I refitted the rubber sealing ring onto the pump body then tried to fit the pump back in but like you could not get it down far enough to lock. The way I found to do it was to put the rubber sealing ring into the pump hole in the top of the tank then slot the pump in, fitted perfectly after that.

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Old 16-03-2011, 21:20   #7
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I did one on a Freelander which uses the same removal tool (although I didn't have it) so its possible the same arrangement applies. I refitted the rubber sealing ring onto the pump body then tried to fit the pump back in but like you could not get it down far enough to lock. The way I found to do it was to put the rubber sealing ring into the pump hole in the top of the tank then slot the pump in, fitted perfectly after that.

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Cheers people

I think the sealing ring is the problem so i'll give that a go tomorrow, at the moment its on the lid but i'll swap it over and fingers crossed it'll go
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Old 17-03-2011, 20:22   #8
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MGFmad ( sorry i dont know your name ) you are a genuis

I put the seal on the opening and the pump popped in first time and screwed up straight away, Thanks for the tip

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MGFmad ( sorry i dont know your name ) you are a genuis

I put the seal on the opening and the pump popped in first time and screwed up straight away, Thanks for the tip

Steve
Glad you got it fixed

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I did mention about the rubber ring in the how to about it should sit on the fuel tank - suprises you how something as simple as that can stop you from fitting them lol
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Smile Fuel Pump.

Good advice! Especially the bit about putting the seal in the tank first. Thanks.
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