The gasoline in the fuel supply line downstream of the fuel pump is under high pressure (400 kPa, 58 psi). To avoid an uncontrolled discharge or spray of gasoline, always purge the system of high pressure gas before removing the fuel supply line from the fuel tank. Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive. Inadequate safety precautions could result in death or serious injury.

2. Purge the fuel supply line of high pressure gasoline.

a. See Figure 4-3. Disconnect the fuel module connector (5) from the top plate (1).

b. Start the engine and allow the vehicle to run.

c. When the engine stalls, operate the starter for 3 seconds to remove any remaining fuel from the fuel lines.

3. Remove right side cover.

4. See Figure 4-2. Remove maxi-fuse.

Figure 4-2. Maxi-fuse

5. Remove airbox. See 1.4 AIRBOX AND AIR FILTER.

7. Determine how long before the assembly can be reinstalled.

a. If the fuel tank is to be left unattended for any length of time, remove the fuel cap and drain the fuel tank. Use a pump or siphon and an approved gasoline storage container of sufficient capacity.

or b. If the fuel pump/filters/fuel level sender assembly is to be repaired and reinstalled immediately, the open fuel tank can be covered temporarily until the fuel pump/filters/fuel level sender assembly is reinstalled.

Figure 4-3. Fuel Tank Top Plate

Top plate Vapor vent hose Pressure fuel line Return fuel line Fuel module connector Thread start pointer

Wiring harness (resistive plug/purge solenoid) Lock ring

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