Your Toyota fuel pump is responsible for seeing to it that the fuel in your vehicle moves through the system smoothly and at the correct pressure to meet the demands of your engine. Thus, when the Toyota fuel pump begins to fail, you are going to experience a variety of symptoms that relate to the combustion system not being able to get the fuel it needs to power the vehicle as it should. Some of symptoms that can be an early warning that your Toyota fuel pump is in distress are a hesitation during acceleration, difficulty in starting, a feeling of decreased power, backfiring, stalling out, rough idling and running, and poor fuel mileage. These symptoms may come and go at first, as your Toyota fuel pump may just hesitate in its operation every now and then, but as it moves towards complete failure, it will undergo longer periods of malfunction, until it finally just gives out and leaves you stranded. However, that inconvenience can be totally avoided by having your Toyota fuel pump checked out thoroughly when you first notice the symptoms, after ruling out other causes. If an inspection of the Toyota fuel pump does determine that it is close to time to replace it, you can easily find the right replacement for your year and model in our online catalog by adding your basic vehicle information. You can order your affordably priced, quality Toyota fuel pump replacement either online or by dialing our toll-free telephone number. We'll process your order quickly and accurately, and get your Toyota fuel pump on the way fast. In addition to making your Toyota fuel filter available to you at a low price, we also ship all orders over $50, via ground shipping, free of charge, yet another way you save when you shop with us.
Properly Repairing Your Toyota Fuel Pump the Right Way
Fuel pumps are the parts of your vehicle that supplies gas to your engine. When the pump becomes faulty, your fuel supply becomes restricted, which keeps your engine from running properly or at all. On that note, did you know that Toyota trucks make use of electric fuel pumps instead of mechanical ones? As such, replacing a fuel pump from a Toyota truck requires complete fuel tank removal. This isn't the case with Toyota cars and their mechanical pumps, but if you have a truck instead you have no choice.
What You'll Need
- Floor jack
- Jack stands
- Torque wrench
- Siphon (optional)
- Socket wrench set
- Replacement fuel pump
- Replacement fuel pump gasket
Step 1:Let the engine run or drive your car around the block until your fuel gauge reads close to empty. You also have the option to siphon the fuel out of your fuel tank in case the vehicle won't run and/or the pump is completely damaged.
Step 2:As for the fuel lines, relieve their pressure. From the fuse box on the engine bay, take off your fuel pump relay and fuel filler cap prior to cranking the vehicle. Let the car run until the engine sputters altogether.
Step 3:Pressure relief is required because your fuel system is likely under the most intense of pressure. Before performing the procedure of fuel pump repair, you must first relieve the pressure. Use pliers to disconnect the negative battery cable as well.
Step 4:Using the factory-delegated jacking point in the middle of the front axle, lift your Toyota vehicle front-first. Get the jack stands to support the front. Afterwards, do the same thing when lifting and supporting the rear part of your car.
Step 5:Now you can take off the pressure lines then cap them off to prevent leakages. The lines will still have a bit of fuel of them even after fuel system pressure has been relieved. At any rate, take off the vent lines and fuel filler connection.
Step 6:Use the floor jack to take off the fuel tank support brackets that keep the tank in place. The tank itself also has mounting bolts that need removal as well. After that's done, have an assistant help you slowly let the jack down while you support the fuel tank's sides.
Step 7:Before removing the remaining bolts to allow removal of the fuel tank, remember to be careful of fuel spillage. Even after fuel siphoning, there's likely a couple of gallons of fuel left in the tank's reserve.
Step 8:Put away the aged gasket and install a new one instead. Mount your replacement fuel tank for good measure then tighten the pump bolts to about 35 feet-pounds. Lift your new fuel tank into the original mounting position then have a helper provide jack support.
Step 9:Don't excessively depend on the jack, though. Tighten the fuel tank bolts to the right tightness before removing the jack altogether. Reattach everything you've detached or removed earlier in this process, from fuel lines to vent lines.
Step 10:Put back the support brackets, lower your lifted Toyota to the ground, replace the fuel pump relay, and put back the fuel filler cap. Finally, reconnect the negative battery cable to be able to start your engine and see if putting in your replacement tank did the trick in fixing your car. Inspect your vehicle for leaks as well.