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how do you replace the fuel pump in a 1997 dodge ram pickup

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how do you replace the fuel pump in a 1997 dodge ram pickup 4x4
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mopar Certified replied 7 years ago.

FUEL PUMP MODULE

REMOVAL

WARNING: THE FUEL SYSTEM IS UNDER A CONSTANT PRESSURE (EVEN WITH THE ENGINE OFF) BEFORE SERVICING THE FUEL PUMP MODULE, THE FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE MUST BE RELEASED.

  1. Drain and remove fuel tank. Refer to Fuel Tank - All Engines in the Removal/Installation section.
  2. The plastic fuel pump module locknut is threaded onto fuel tank
  3. Install Special Tool 6856 to locknut and remove locknut The fuel pump module will spring up when locknut is removed.
  4. Remove module from fuel tank.

INSTALLATION

CAUTION: Whenever the fuel pump module is serviced, the rubber gasket must be replaced.

  1. Using a new gasket, position fuel pump module into opening in fuel tank.
  2. Position locknut over top of fuel pump module. Install locknut finger tight.
  3. Rotate module until positioned as shown in
  4. This step must be performed to prevent float from contacting side of fuel tank. Be sure fuel filter/fuel pressure regulator is pointed to drivers side of vehicle.
  5. Install Special Tool 6856 to locknut.
  6. Tighten locknut to 24 - 44 N·m (18 - 32 ft. lbs.) torque.
  7. Install fuel tank.

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