In reply to a message from Brazierje sent Mon 4 Jan 2016:
Hi - I just replaced the fuel pump on my 94 this past
September, releasing and resetting those clips is not too
bad a job if you can get hold of some REALLY long needle
I used a pair about 14’’ long - I found a good trick to
‘‘lock’’ them on to the clips, once you have the jaws on the
clip, keep squeezing then take a rubber band and band the
handles together, effectively locking the jaws on the clip.
As there isn’t much room to maneuver under there, you can
let go of the pliers (which will be hanging from the clip
) get into a better position and rotate the clip easily.
Remove the rubber band and the pliers will open, releasing
itself ready to grab the other clip.
This works well for both removal and reassembly.
If the connector fittings are a bit sticky in the tank,
they’ll rotate ok but might not want to pull out right away.
The lines are a bit awkward to get hold of ‘‘up there’’ but
you can make the removal a bit easier by looping a length of
wire over the line fitting and giving it a good tug from
If you’ve done a reasonable drain on the tank, very little
if any gas will spill when you remove the lines.
The lines are different sizes too, so you can’t mix them up.
Good luck and remember, no matter what the brand of pump,
all of them are Walbros, reboxed. My Airtex from amazon was
the cheapest I could find but had Walbro impressed on it too
- so don’t waste money buying a Bosch or other fancy brand,
they will all be Walbros in fancy boxes!!
Larry '94 VDP VIN 701729
Victoria BC, Canada
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