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How to Replace a Fuel Pump in a 92 Accord

by Nicki Callahan

The Honda Accord is one of the most popular vehicles on the road today. In fact, Edmunds sites the Accord as an "automotive icon and one of our editors' top recommendations." By blending performance and reliability, this main stay has been a Honda staple for over three decades. However, as with any vehicle, after a number of years the vehicle may develop problems by being exposed to contaminates such as dirt and water that can affect the fuel system. These elements can cause fuel pump failure. With some basic tools and about 1 hour of your time, you can replace your fuel pump following this do-it-yourself instructional.

Removal

Loosen the negative battery terminal with a wrench and remove the cable. Place the cable out of the work area away from the battery.

Depressurize the fuel system. While the engine is cold, unscrew the fuel filling cap and set it aside. Place a 6mm wrench at the top of the fuel pipe. Take another wrench and attach it to the banjo bolt. Using the 6mm wrench, turn the bolt one turn. Use a rag over the fitting to avoid spray.

Position the floor jack and raise the vehicle. Insert the jack stands and lower the vehicle down onto them.

Locate the drain plug on the bottom of the fuel tank. Use a wrench to remove it and allow the fuel to drain into your drain pan.

Open the trunk and locate the wire harness and connector for the fuel pump. Disconnect them.

Locate the fuel line protector and valve cover. Remove these using a wrench. Disconnect all lines and hoses that are attached to the fuel pump. Use wrenches to remove fuel lines.

Insert the floor jack underneath the fuel tank and raise it up until it just touches the tank.

Disconnect the fuel tank straps by removing the retaining nuts. Perform this with a ratchet and allow the straps to hang down.

Lower the floor jack to remove the fuel tank. Locate the nuts that hold the fuel pump in. Remove these with a wrench and pull the fuel pump out of the tank.

Installation

Insert the new fuel pump into the tank and take care to ensure that it is completely sealed.

Raise the fuel tank back into the car using the floor jack. Tighten the fuel tank strap down by tightening the strap nuts. Remove the floor jack.

Reconnect all fuel lines and wiring harnesses---don't forget the one in the trunk. Some fuel lines require new washers. Install these now if necessary.

Remove the jack stands by raising the vehicle with the floor jack. Carefully use the floor jack to lower the vehicle.

Reattach the negative battery terminal and tighten it down with a wrench. Test the fuel system by adding 3 gallons of gas to the tank and running the engine.

Items you will need

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About the Author

Nicki Callahan began her literary career in 1989. Her work has appeared in "The Charlotte Observer," "The Patriot Ledger," "The Wasatch County Courier," "Utah Homes & Garden Magazine" and "The Retired Officer Magazine." Callahan studied English literature and creative writing at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Utah.

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