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How to Replace a Fuel Pump in a Hyundai Santa Fe

by Contributor; Updated November 07, 2017

Items you will need

  • Fuel pump kit

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Socket wrench set

How to Replace a Fuel Pump in a Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe fuel pump is electric, so you should check its fuses and relays before looking at the fuel pump itself. If your fuel tank is not empty but your engine is still having trouble getting fuel, you may need to clean or replace your fuel pump The Hyundai Santa Fe comes in a variety of styles and trim levels and this may determine the replacement fuel pump you choose.

Choose a new fuel pump for your Hyundai Santa Fe. This will require you to know the make and model, engine size and engine type. Models made from 2001 to 2006 can have a 2.7 L Delta or 3.5 L Sigma engines. Models made after 2006 have a 2.7 L or 3.3 L engine.

Prepare your vehicle for fuel pump servicing. Remove the fuel pump fuse and crank the engine until it stalls. Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench and replace the fuel pump fuse.

Disconnect the electrical harness from the fuel pump in addition to the fuel send and return lines. Remove the screws on the fuel pump cover with a Phillips screwdriver and take the fuel pump out of the fuel tank.

Install the new fuel pump using the items included in the kit.

Put in the screws on the fuel pump cover with a Phillips screwdriver. Plug in the electrical harness from the fuel pump and connect the fuel send and return lines. Connect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench, start the engine and check for leaks.

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