4.6. Removal and installation of the fuel tank

General view of the fuel tank on late models


  1. For removal of pressure in the fuel tank uncover a mouth.
  2. On models with injection of fuel take off pressure in fuel system.
  3. Disconnect a negative wire of the rechargeable battery.

Remember that fuel is extremely flammable liquid - at the robot with components of a power supply system observe special precautionary measures. You do not smoke and do not approach the place of performance of work with naked flame. Also it is not necessary to carry out service of system in the garage equipped with the heating devices using natural gas and equipped with a control torch. During performance of work put on goggles and you hold near at hand the serviceable fire extinguisher. At casual hit of fuel on open parts of the body immediately wash away it a plentiful amount of water.

For prevention of an effluence of large amounts of fuel before this procedure be convinced that a tank almost empty (if it is possible).

If the radio receiver of your car is equipped with system of protection against stealing, before shutdown of the battery be convinced that the correct code of activization is known. Before a detachment of a wire apply for information in the Section System of Protection of the Audio System from theft and language of an instrument guard.

If after connection of the battery on the display of the dashboard the message in other language appears, for the procedure of installation of language address the Section System of Protection of the Audio System from theft and language of an instrument guard.

  1. Turn off a drain stopper of the fuel tank and in suitable capacity merge fuel. If the stopper is absent, then it is possible to merge fuel by means of a siphon (but not a mouth), otherwise fuel should be merged at removal of a tank.
  1. Disconnect the electric socket of knot of the fuel pump / fuel level sensor (if it is applied) and disconnect hoses of supply of fuel, return of fuel and removal of vapors (look the Section Removal and installation of the fuel pump, intermediate pump and fuel level sensor). In appropriate cases for access remove a back seat.
  2. When replacing fuel hoses also apply only company materials.
  3. Remove protection of the fuel tank.
  4. Disconnect a fuel-filling mouth and a ventilating hose.
  5. Lift the car and establish on supports. On some models it is necessary to remove system of release and the driveshaft.
  6. Establish a roller jack under a tank.
  7. For protection of a tank between a heel of a jack and the fuel tank lay tree whetstone.
  1. Remove fastening bolts on corners of the fuel tank (one is specified by an arrow)...

... also turn off bolts of fixing plates. Turn plates down that they went beyond a tank.

  1. Lower a tank that it was possible to see its top, and be convinced that everything is disconnected. Finally lower a tank and take it from under the car.
  2. Installation back to removal.