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    How to remove fuel pump electrical connector

    I want to replace suspect fuel pump, and need advice on removing the electrical connector.

    Looks to me as if someone has been in here before — I can't see the usual tab to press to release the connector, and I think I can see where original plastic has broken away.

    What's the correct way to remove this without damaging integrity of the locking mechanism?

    Thanks a lot.
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    All ok - used a little hook tool to pry the clip over tab without disaster!

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    Are you having a cutting out/starting problem?
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    Yes it's same problem I started another thread about — engine cutting out or losing power around 70mph in 5th. I thought may be fuel pump failing in absence of any other clues.

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    The plugs are easy to change IF you have the correct terminal removal tool or you have to replace the terminals with repair wires which is ugly. I can’t look at the manual or proper parts system to check but I can’t decide if those two fuel lines are the wrong way around. I have seen this a few times on Diesels and they still run but I am not sure if a petrol would as I have never seen it. As someone has obviously been in there afore yee, it would be good to check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    The plugs are easy to change IF you have the correct terminal removal tool or you have to replace the terminals with repair wires which is ugly. I can’t look at the manual or proper parts system to check but I can’t decide if those two fuel lines are the wrong way around. I have seen this a few times on Diesels and they still run but I am not sure if a petrol would as I have never seen it. As someone has obviously been in there afore yee, it would be good to check.
    The lines wanted to fall naturally in those positions, but you worried me and the only photo I can find of pump in situ shows the same arrangement I have.

    I've got various terminal removal tool so could replace connector if necessary. But it's locking properly just not possible to remove by hand the normal way so will leave it.

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