1989 Mazda B2200 Replace a Fuel Pump
If after checking fuses and relays you still aren't getting fuel to your engine, then it could be that you have a faulty fuel pump. Replacing the fuel pump in a 1989 Mazda B2200 truck isn't very hard to do, and even a person with little auto repair experience can get the job done in a couple of hours. All it takes is a few basic tools and an outdoor area in which to work to prevent gas fumes from building up.
|Socket and ratchet set|
|New fuel pump|
Replace a Fuel Pump
- Start the engine and disconnect the fuel pump relay. Leave it off until the truck stalls to relieve the pressure from the fuel system.
- Turn the key off and reconnect the fuel pump relay.
- Remove the terminal from the negative post on the battery.
- Remove the fuel tank using the proper size socket and the ratchet.
- Clean the dirt off the fuel tank around the fuel pump sending unit.
- Remove the screws using the screwdriver and take the sending unit/fuel pump out of the gas tank.
- Disconnect the electrical wires and the fuel hose from the fuel pump.
- Connect the wires and the fuel hose to the new fuel pump.
- Place the new fuel pump in the gas tank.
- Secure the pump to the tank with the screws using the screwdriver. Do not overtighten.
- Replace the gas tank on the truck. Tighten the bolts by hand to hold the tank in place.
- Tighten the bolts on the gas tank using the proper size socket and ratchet.
- Reconnect the negative battery terminal.
- Start the truck to test the installation.
Tips & Warnings
- Always work on the fuel system in a well-ventilated area.
- Don't smoke when working on the fuel system of any vehicle.