2-46 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Fuel Hose Replacement
When removing and installing the fuel hose joint, do
not apply strong force to the outlet pipe on the fuel
pump and delivery pipe on the throttle body assy.
The pipes made from resin could be damaged.
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel
System (DFI) chapter).
Be sure to place a piece of cloth around the fuel hose joint.
Wipe off the dirt of the surface [A] around the connection
using a cloth or a soft brush.
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 [A] the fuel hose joint [B] out of the delivery pipe.
Clean the delivery pipe.
Cover the delivery pipe with the vinyl bag to keep it clean.
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. Cover the hose connection with a clean shop
towel to prevent fuel spillage.
Remove the vinyl bag on the pipe.
Check that there are no flaws, burrs, and adhesion of
foreign materials on the delivery pipe [A].
Replace the fuel hose with a new one.