3-136 FUEL SYSTEM (DFI)
When removing with standard tip screwdriver
Insert the standard tip screwdriver [A] into the slit on the
joint lock [B].
Turn the driver to disconnect the joint lock.
When removing with fingers
Open and push up [C] the joint lock with your fingers.
Prying or excessively widening the joint lock ends
for fuel hose removal will permanently deform the
joint lock, resulting in a loose or incomplete lock
that may allow fuel to leak and create the potential
for a fire explosion. To prevent fire or explosion
from a damaged joint lock, do not pry or excessively
widen the joint lock ends when removing the fuel
hose. The joint lock has a retaining edge that locks
around the housing.
Pull the fuel hose joint out of the outlet pipe.
When removing the fuel hose joint, do not apply
strong force to the outlet pipe on the fuel pump. The
pipe made from resin could be damaged.
Fuel is flammable and explosive under certain con-
ditions and can cause severe burns. Be prepared
for fuel spillage; any spilled fuel must be completely
wiped up immediately. When the fuel hose is dis-
connected, fuel spills out from the hose and the
pipe because of residual pressure. Cover the hose
connection with a piece of clean cloth to prevent
Close the fuel tank cap.
Remove the fuel tank from the vehicle, and place it on a