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How to Replace the Fuel Pump on a '95 Honda Civic

by Brittany Menard

The fuel pump's job is to send fuel from the tank to the engine. Common symptoms of a broken fuel pump on a Civic will include the car sputtering and not wanting to restart. If your car has gas in it, but won't start, this is a good indicator that your fuel pump is not working. A dedicated afternoon with your Honda Civic can ensure you get the old fuel pump removed and a new one installed, so you can get back on the road.

Remove the Fuel Pump

Disconnect the Civic's battery. Remove the fuel cap to relieve pressure from the fuel tank.

Remove the rear seat track retaining bolts. Remove the seat.

Remove the four screws holding the access cover on.

Disconnect the wiring harnesses and remove the clamp from the return fuel line.

Unscrew the banjo belt from the fuel line. Unscrew the six bolts from the top of the fuel tank in a crisscross pattern. Have some rags nearby and remove the fuel pump from the tank.

Remove the electrical connector. Remove the green clip, then the black plug.

Remove the rubber isolator from the bottom clip and the bottom hose. The rubber insulator will be used again on the new fuel pump.

Remove the clamp with pliers. The pump will now be separated from the assembly.

Install the New Fuel Pump

Install the new isolator on the sock filter. It will install on the new fuel pump just as it was on the old one. Use a small socket and even pressure to install it.

Measure and cut a new fuel hose. Install the new fuel hose and loosely tighten the clamps.

Install the fuel pump and then fully tighten the clamps. Plug in the harness and electrical connector.

Installation of the new fuel pump is the reverse of removal.

Warnings

  • Do not smoke or allow any open flame while working on the fuel system.
  • If any gasoline is spilled on your skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water.
  • Clean up any spills as soon as they happen.
  • Because the fuel system is under constant pressure, you must relieve it by opening the fuel cap before disconnecting any lines.
  • Wear gloves while working on the fuel system and have a fire extinguisher in your work area.
  • Carefully read the instructions that came with your new fuel pump.

Items you will need

About the Author

Brittany Menard started writing professionally in 2007. She has authored and promoted the eBooks “The Ticket Broker Guide” and “The Pipes Tutorial." Her areas of expertise include event tickets, Internet marketing and Web development. She attended the University of the Fraser Valley, studying business.

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