This is a guide to help you replace your fuel pump.
Disconnect the battery and de-pressurise the fuel system with the valve on the fuel rail.
Remove passenger seat and rear speaker panel, I'm not going to explain how to do that
I had already increased the inspection panel above the fuel pump on my own vx220, so you will need to do that first. Please be advised I wanted maximum room to access the fuel pump.
A smaller opening is advisable.
Remove the original inspection cover, check to see where the wiring loom is underneath and then carefully cut the hole bigger. Make a new cover panel and use some rivnuts for the fixings, then it should look factory fit.
So here is the new inspection cover before I made a start to swap the pump
inspection cover removed - please be advised this cut out is really too large and too close to the edge.
you then need to remove the plug from the pump housing, then remove the two fuel pipes, these have spring clips holding the pipes onto the housing, press the upper and lower clips to slide the fuel pipes off.
The fuel pump housing is located by a very large circlip, simply remove this clip to withdraw the fuel pump housing, you will need to turn the housing to get the fuel gauge sender through the hole
pump housing removed and a full tank of petrol,
housing ready for stripping down and new pump next to it
there are two clips holding the lid onto the pump housing, use a screwdriver to prise them open and also note that the fuel return pipe has to be pushed to one side for the housing to be seperated, this pic shows the return pipe which needs to be pushed
housing opened, then remove old pump, be careful with the fuel hose if you intend to re-use the original like me
Edited by vocky, 29 October 2017 - 11:57 AM.
added photo links