FUEL TANK
Fuel Injection (Fuel Systems)
17. Fuel Tank
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8)   Remove rear exhaust pipe. <Ref. to EX(SOHCw/oOBD)-10, REMOVAL Rear Exhaust Pipe.>
NOTE:
To facilitate the removal of parts, apply a coat of SUBARU CRC to matching area of rubber cushions in advance. SUBARU CRC (Part No. 004301003)
9)   Remove heat sealed cover.
A: REMOVAL
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1)  Set vehicle on the lift.
2)   Release fuel pressure. <Ref. to FU(SOHCw/ oOBD)-41, RELEASING OF FUEL PRESSURE, OPERATION, Fuel.>
3)   Drain fuel from fuel tank. <Ref. to FU(SOHCw/ oOBD)-41, DRAINING OF FUEL, OPERATION, Fuel.>
4)   Remove rear seat cushion, and turn up cover.
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10)   Remove muffler assembly.
<Ref. to EX(SOHCw/oOBD)-12, REMOVAL Muffler.>
NOTE:
To facilitate the removal of parts, apply a coat of SUBARU CRC to matching area of rubber cushions in advance. SUBARU CRC (Part No. 004301003)
11)   Remove bolts which hold parking brake cable holding bracket.
5) Disconnect connector of fuel tank cord from rear harness.
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6) Push grommet which holds fuel tank cord on floor panel into under the body.
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12)   Remove rear differential assembly. <Ref. to DI-25, REMOVAL, Rear Differential for T-type.> and <Ref. to DI-42, REMOVAL, Rear Differential for VA-type.>
13)   Remove rear crossmember. <Ref. to RS-20, REMOVAL, Rear Crossmember.>
7) Lift-up the vehicle.
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FUEL TANK
Fuel Injection (Fuel Systems)
14) Loosen clamp, and disconnect fuel filler hose (A) and air vent hose (B) from fuel filler pipe.
2) Set fuel tank, and temporary tighten bolts for installing fuel tank bands.
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15)  Move clips, and disconnect fuel return hose (B) and evaporation hose (C).
16)   Disconnect quick connector, and then disconnect fuel delivery hose (A). <Ref. to FU(SOHCw/ oOBD)-56, REMOVAL, Fuel Delivery, Return and Evaporation Lines.>
3) Connect fuel filler hose (A) and air vent hose (B).
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4)  Connect fuel hoses, and hold them with clips and quick connector. <Ref. to FU(SOHCw/oOBD)-57, INSTALLATION, Fuel Delivery, Return and Evaporation Lines.>
5)  Tighten band mounting bolts.
Tightening torque:
33 Nm (3.4 kgf-m, 25 ft-lb)
17) While holding fuel tank, remove bolts from bands and dismount fuel tank.
WARNING:
A helper is required to perform this work.
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6)   Install rear crossmember. <Ref. to RS-20, INSTALLATION, Rear Crossmember.>
7)   Install rear differential assembly. <Ref. to DI-27, INSTALLATION, Rear Differential forT-type.> and <Ref. to DI-43, INSTALLATION Rear Differential for VA-type.>
B: INSTALLATION
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1) While a helper holds fuel tank, push fuel tank harness into access hole with grommet.
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Fuel Injection (Fuel Systems)
8) Install bolts which hold parking brake holding bracket.
17) Connect battery ground cable.
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9)   Install muffler assembly. <Ref. to EX(SOHCw/ oOBD)-12, INSTALLATION, Muffler.>
10)   Install heat sealed cover.
C: INSPECTION
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1)   Make sure there are no cracks, holes, or other damage on the fuel tank.
2)   Make sure that the fuel hoses and fuel pipes are not cracked and that connections are tight.
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11)   Install rear exhaust pipe. <Ref. to EX(SOHCw/ oOBD)-10, INSTALLATION, Rear Exhaust Pipe.>
12)   Lower the vehicle.
13)  Connect connectors to fuel tank harness, and plug access hole with grommet.
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14)   Install rear seat cushion.
15)   Install fuel filler cap.
16)  Connect connector to fuel pump relay. <Ref. to FU(SOHCw/oOBD)-40, INSTALLATION, Fuel Pump Relay.>
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