SUBARUPictures of how I replaced the fuel pump on the Subaru Legacy Outback.

The suby quit. Hot day, fuel at 1/4 tank, driving the kids to practice, the suby just stopped. Electric good, battery good, spark good, fuel in the fuel lines, negatory. OK, new fuel pump. The fuel pump is in the gas tank, I accessed it through a cover in the rear compartment. Did this repair on the side of the road!
But first, lets pay some bills:

  1. Cleaned out all the junk my wife keeps in the trunk. Kidding, honey. Love you.
    back of Subaru

  2. There is the fuel pump cover, on the front passenger side of the rear compartment, four screws hold it in.
    fuel pump cover

  3. I should probably "release fuel pressure" like it says in the manual, but the pump don't work, so no pressure. Removed clamps and hoses.
    clamps and hoses

  4. Then a few tiny nuts, magnets are nice to not lose those, and out comes the fuel pump. There is the hole in the fuel tank. I put the nuts back on so not to lose them.

  5. There is the fuel pump along with pickup strainer thing.
    fuel pump removed

  6. There is the pump itself removed from the housing and pickup and whatnot.
    old pump

  7. Here is the new pump. Is it bad to have bare electrical wires submerged in gasoline? Huh... I'm sure that's fine.
    new pump

  8. New fuel pump installed into housing.
    new pump

  9. Slid her in. Fuel line plugged with a pencil back there.

  10. 1 2 3 fuel lines. I think one is a breather. The two thick lines I could not tell apart. Luckily someone (me) marked one of the lines and the connection.
    marked fuel lines

  11. I may want to reconnect the electric to the pump. That might help it go. Hey, that was pretty easy. To write up.

  12. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.

    But no minivans!

  13. Then I finished my beer.

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