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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Fuel tank

Exploded View


  1. Fuel filler cap
  2. Grommet
  3. Fuel filler tube
  4. Clamp
  5. Fuel filler hose
  6. Fuel tank
  7. Fuel tank mounting band (RH)
  8. Fuel tank mounting band (LH)
  9. Vent hose

Removal and Installation

WARNING:

Be sure to read “General Precautions” when working on the fuel system. Refer to FL-2, "General Precaution".

NOTE:

When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

REMOVAL

  1. Open fuel filler lid.
  2. Open filler cap and release the pressure inside fuel tank.
  3. Release the fuel pressure from the fuel lines. Refer to EC-143, "Work Procedure".
  4. Check the fuel level with the vehicle on a level surface. If the fuel gauge indicates more than the level as shown (1/2 full), drain the fuel from the fuel tank until the fuel gauge indicates a level at or below as shown (1/2 full).
  1. Insert fuel tubing of less than 25 mm (0.98 in) diameter into the fuel filler tube through the fuel filler opening to drain fuel from the fuel filler tube.
  2. Disconnect the fuel filler hose from the fuel filler tube.
  3. Insert fuel tubing into the fuel tank through the fuel filler hose to drain fuel from the fuel tank.


  1. Disconnect park brake rear cables and position the rear park brake cables aside. Refer to PB-7, "Exploded View".
  2. Remove the tunnel stay, front exhaust tube and sub muffler. Refer to EX-5, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove trunk floor carpet. Refer to INT-43, "TRUNK SIDE FINISHER : Removal and Installation".
  4. Remove rear seat cushion assembly. Refer to SE-23, "Removal and Installation - Seat Cushion Assembly".
  5. Remove inspection hole cover.


  1. Disconnect harness connector (1), fuel feed hose (3), and quick connector (4) from fuel level sensor unit, fuel filter and fuel pump assembly (2).


CAUTION:



  1. Remove the tunnel stay and center exhaust tube, without muffler. Refer to EX-5, "Exploded View".
  2. Remove the fuel tank protector.
  3. Disconnect the rear cables and position the rear cables aside. Refer to BR-42, "Exploded View" (Drum brake) or PB-9, "Exploded View - Disc Brake" (Disc brake).
  4. Disconnect return line from filler hose.
  5. Remove fuel filler hose.
  6. Disconnect vent hose from fuel tank.
  7. Support the center of the fuel tank (1) with a suitable jack (B) and secure the fuel tank to the jack.

CAUTION:


  1. Remove fuel tank mounting bands (RH/LH).
  2. Lower suitable jack carefully to remove fuel tank while holding it by hand.

CAUTION:

Fuel tank may be in an unstable condition, due to the shape of the fuel tank bottom. Be sure to secure tank at all times.

  1. Remove lock ring for fuel level sensor unit, fuel filter and fuel pump assembly with Tool (A) by turning counterclockwise (if necessary).

Tool number (A) : KV991J0090 (J-46214) (shown) : KV101208S0 ( — )


  1. Remove fuel level sensor unit, fuel filter and fuel pump assembly (if necessary).

CAUTION:

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:

Quick Connector


Quick Connector

  1. Connect quick connector as follows:
  2. Check the connection for damage or any foreign materials.
  3. Align the connector with the tube, then insert the connector straight into the tube until a click sound is heard.
  4. After connecting, check that the connection is secure by following method.

Inspection


Inspection

INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION

Use the following procedure to check for fuel leaks.

  1. Turn ignition switch “ON” (with engine stopped), then check connections for leaks by applying fuel pressure to fuel piping.
  2. Start engine and let it idle and check there are no fuel leaks at the fuel system connections.
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