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Mazda protege fuel pump 02

I understand that you have to access the fuel pump from under the seat of a 2002 mazda protege. How do i take the seat out and what other steps do i need to take to replace the fuel pump

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To take the seat out you have to pull up on it hard. before u start connect the neg. side of the battery. open the gas cap to help to let the or some of the pressure out of the tank.remove the fuel pump cover and unplug the electrical connector and disconnect the wire on top of the fuel pump. disconnect the fuel supply and return hoses from the pump. be careful when trying to unscrew to screws you might have to tip on them to loosing up the lock tight that was put on the screws from the factory. than carefully lift the pump out. disconnect the electrical and move the hose clamp clear the pump fitting. remove the band securing the pump to the bracket and bracket at the bottom of the pump with the rubber mount. remove pump and always remember that gasoline is extremely flammable so take extra precautions when you work on any part of the fuel system. good luck.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

  • cheyen84 Dec 16, 2010

    hey thanks for the help. I finally got around to this and I am having trouble disconnecting the "quick connect" fuel lines, I bought a cheap fuel line disconnect tool from pep boys but that is not doing the trick. Do you have any advise on how get these suckers off? Thanks again.

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