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How do I change the fuel pump on a 2003 Mini Cooper

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How do I change the fuel pump on a 2003 Mini Cooper
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike V. replied 5 years ago.
GreetingsCustomerand welcome to JA! I will do my very best to assist you with your problem.
Here is the procedure to replace the pump module. You may not need the special tool for the ring that holds the pump in. I have had some luck with a hammer and screwdriver. Just can't be sure with this.
Necessary preliminary tasks:

 



Push trim panel (1) forward.
Unscrew nuts (2).
Tightening torque, 16 11 2AZ .
Remove cover (3).



Disconnect plug connection.



Release screw cap with special tool 16 1 020 .

Installation:
Replace rubber seal.
Tightening torque, 16 14 1AZ .



Raise unit.
Remove locking clip of line connection.
Detach lines (1) and plug (2) from sensor unit.
Carefully lift sensor unit out of tank.
Catch dripping fuel in a suitable container.



Installation:
When installing fuel level sensor, make sure lug (1) engages in recess (2) on tank.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I can't logon to all data for fuel tank data
Expert:  Mike V. replied 5 years ago.

That is info for removing the fuel. You don't have the required tools to do this.
Basically, you can run a small hose through the fill tube and try to siphon out some of the fuel. If the tank isn't full this shouldn't be an issue.
If it will run, you can also pull the fuel pump fuse and run it until it shuts off.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Just to be sure. I have half tank of fuel so I don't need to drain. is this correct?
Expert:  Mike V. replied 5 years ago.
That is correct, I wouldn't be concerned. Just cover the interior up because then you pull the pump out there will be fuel in it that will leak out on you. Fuel in the pump itself I mean.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I've just started to qwork on the fuel pump and when I opened my old answers the pictures have al changed can you sed me a fresh answer the links seem to have al got distorted.

Expert:  Mike V. replied 5 years ago.
Necessary preliminary tasks:

 



Push trim panel (1) forward.
Unscrew nuts (2).
Tightening torque, 16 11 2AZ .
Remove cover (3).



Disconnect plug connection.



Release screw cap with special tool 16 1 020 .

Installation:
Replace rubber seal.
Tightening torque, 16 14 1AZ .



Raise unit.
Remove locking clip of line connection.
Detach lines (1) and plug (2) from sensor unit.
Carefully lift sensor unit out of tank.
Catch dripping fuel in a suitable container.



Installation:
When installing fuel level sensor, make sure lug (1) engages in recess (2) on tank.