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Picked up my sportage with a new fuel pump installed in the module, but the module assembly is not in the tank (other issues). I went to install the assembly into the tank, and it bottoms out in the tank, and I have to compress the assembly to get the screws in. Is this normal, or do I need to shorten the hose that goes to the fuel pump itself. I don't know if the rubber hose is the original, or they replaced it. Seems odd that it bottoms out in the tank. Thanks..

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Check the tank for evidence of vacuum collapse...dents.

The pickup filter should touch the tank bottom with no added pressure.. Philip
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Check the tank for evidence of vacuum collapse...dents.

The pickup filter should touch the tank bottom with no added pressure.. Philip
Tank looks in good shape. This is a four door if that makes a difference. The top part of the assembly is spring loaded into a plastic canister. Not sure what to do from here. Thanks..

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Just a passing thought. Do you have a 4 Dr pump and a 2 Dr tank?? The latter is smaller... Philip
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So you removed the old fuel pump assembly from the fuel tank and you tried to install the new pump assembly in the tank? Are the old pump assembly and the new one equal?

To install the fuel pump assembly in the fuel tank you have to rotate the pump assembly while inserting it. You will have to try many times before you can insert the fuel pump assembly in the correct position.

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So you removed the old fuel pump assembly from the fuel tank and you tried to install the new pump assembly in the tank? Are the old pump assembly and the new one equal?

To install the fuel pump assembly in the fuel tank you have to rotate the pump assembly while inserting it. You will have to try many times before you can insert the fuel pump assembly in the correct position.
This fuel pump assembly is the modular type. There is the small metal fuel pump, installed inside a plastic container into which the top metal plate that sits on top of the tank with bolt holes is mounted into the plastic container, and it is spring loaded. You can push the metal plate down into the plastic container, and it will spring back up when you let go. The whole assembly is setting in the tank, but the bottom of the plastic container is sitting on the bottom of the fuel tank. I have to push against the spring pressure to get the mounting plate to be against the top of the tank. Just the small metal fuel pump was replaced, not the whole assembly. The kia-tech site says to push it down into the tank, but I don't know if they mean push it down against the spring pressure and hold it in place while you install the mounting screws. Thanks

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All I can tell you is that when I removed the fuel pump assembly from the fuel tank, some weeks ago, to check and fix the fuel sender, I then had troubles to put it back into the tank; it needs to be rotated while inserting it, and I had to try many times, and only when I was starting to think that I was not going any more to succed putting it back in the correct position it entered correctly. Of course it does not need to be pushed to stay in position while screwing it to the tank.

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