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How to Replace a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo Fuel Pump

by James Marshall

The Isuzu Rodeo was a pickup truck manufactured by Isuzu from 1988 to 2002, when the D-Max replaced it. The 2001 Rodeo may have a four-cylinder, 2.2L engine or a six-cylinder, 3.2L engine. All versions of the 2001 Isuzu Rodeo use multi-port fuel injection, which requires a high-pressure electric fuel pump. The fuel pump in these vehicles is located on top of the fuel tank, which requires you to remove the fuel tank to gain access to it.

Remove the filler cap, and disconnect the fuel pump relay in the relay box under the hood. Start the engine and allow it to stall. Crank the engine for an additional 30 seconds and turn the ignition off. Drain the fuel tank, and disconnect the cable to the battery's negative terminal with a socket wrench.

Disconnect the fuel filler lines and vent lines from the fuel tank. Remove the skid plate for the fuel tank. Disconnect the electrical connector from the fuel tank. Disconnect the fuel supply line and the fuel return line from the fuel tank.

Raise the vehicle with a floor jack and support the fuel tank with a jack stand. Disconnect the mounting bolts for the fuel tank with a socket wrench. Lower the fuel tank to the ground with the jack. Remove the fuel pump assembly from the fuel tank.

Install the new fuel pump assembly to the fuel tank. Connect the fuel tank and tighten its mounting bolts to a torque of 27 foot-pounds with a torque wrench. Connect the fuel supply line and fuel return line to the fuel tank. Connect the electrical connector to the fuel tank.

Attach the skid plate to the fuel tank. Connect the fuel filler line and vent line to the fuel tank. Connect the cable to the battery's negative terminal and fill the tank with fuel. Start the engine and inspect the fuel lines for leaks.

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James Marshall began writing professionally in 2006. He specializes in health articles for content providers such as eHow. Marshall has a Bachelor of Science in biology and mathematics, with minors in chemistry and computer science, from Stephen F. Austin University.

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