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► Repairing the Brake Rotor Disc
► Repairing the Distributor - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Front Hub Bearing
► Repairing the Fuel Filter - Honda Civic
► Repairing the PCV Valve - Honda Civic
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► Repairing the Starter - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Thermostat - Honda Civic
► Replacing Exhaust Pipe Gasket
► Replacing Front Rear Shocks - Honda
► Replacing the CYP Sensor - Honda
► Replacing the Fuel Pump - Honda Civic
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Engine Oil ChangeBrake Pad ReplacementBrake Disc Replacement
Axle ReplacementHead Light Bulb ReplacementSide Door Window Replacement
Alternator ReplacementBattery ReplacementTransmission Clutch Replacement
Front Hub Bearing ReplacementStarter ReplacementFuel Filter Replacement

Replacing the Fuel Pump - Honda Civic

Prior to discovering that my ECT sensor was faulty and the primary reason for causing my engine to fail to start, I initially suspected that my Fuel Pump to have been the culprit. But after replacing it, I quickly realized that the Fuel Pump was in fact, not the actual source of the problem. Nonetheless, I still learned how to replace my Fuel Pump and can now share my experience.

But even before considering if a fuel pump replacement was necessary, I connected a fuel pressure gauge at the fuel filter to get a reading on the fuel pressure. Here's how I connected a fuel pressure gauge:

1. Disconnected Battery
2. Removed the Gas Cap for the Fuel Tank to help relieve pressure.
3. Placed towels underneath the Fuel Filter
4. Used a 10mm box wrench with a towel on top to remove the Service Bolt.
5. Screwed one end of the fuel gauge line into the service port.
7. Pressed on the pressure release valve on the fuel gauge.
8. Started the engine and measured the pressure gauge reading while on idle.
9. Shut off the engine.

The pressure reading should sit between 28 psi - 36 psi.

Apparently, my reading landed right along the 36 psi mark which falls within the border of being normal. But since I was curious and had already purchased the new fuel pump, I figured it would still be a good experience to replace the fuel pump.

Removing the fuel pressure gauge was as easy as starting from step 7 and working backwards performing the opposite tasks.

Fuel Pressure Gauge - Honda Civic

Here's how I replaced the fuel pump:

1. Disconnected Battery
2. Removed the Gas Cap for the Fuel Tank to help relieve pressure.
3. Removed the bolt behind the back of the rear seats.

Backseat bolt - Honda Civic

4. Lifted the rear seats to unhinge the front latches.
5. Removed the rear seat to expose the fuel tank cover.

Fuel tank cover - Honda Civic

6. Removed the screws from the fuel tank cover.
7. Prepared towels around the fuel pump assembly cover.

Backseat bolt - Honda Civic

8. Disconnected the electrical harness.
9. Disconnected the fuel supply hose.
10. Disconnected the fuel return hose.
11. Removed the bolts holding down the fuel pump assembly cover.

FUel tank assembly, hoses disconnected - Honda Civic

12. Carefully lifted and removed the fuel pump assembly.

Fuel pump assembly - Honda Civic

13. Disconnected the wire harness from the fuel pump.
14. Pinched and moved the hose clamps to remove the hose from the fuel pump.
15. Removed the fuel pump filter from the fuel pump.
16. Removed the lock washer from the fuel pump to remove the rubber cover.

Old fuel pump - Honda Civic

17. Removed the the old fuel and replaced with the new fuel pump.

Old and New (silver) fuel pump side by side - Honda Civic

18. Returned the rubber cover over the fuel pump.
19. Returned the lock washer in place.
20. Returned the hose and hose clamps to the fuel pump.
21. Reconnected the wire harness to the fuel pump.
22. Performed steps backwards from step 12.

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