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#1 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 01:32 PM
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Hi,
I have 2004 Kia spectra GX 1.8L.
The Haynes Repair manual says that I need to disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector before replacing a fuel filter. The book's photo has two connectors and bigger connector seems to be the fuel pump electrical connector. However, my car has only one connector and it is not bigger one on the book photo, but it is smaller one.
Can anyone tell me how I can disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector or my car does not have the connector?

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I would just pull the fuel pump fuse. let the car run, till it dies...no more fuel presure.
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Thanks cobra259,
That makes sense. If I take out car's fuel pump fuse, the fuel pump's electrical connection will be disconnected.
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Much easier...also pull the gas cap, after the car dies, it will help reduce f/pressure.
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