3-132 FUEL SYSTEM (DFI)
When removing with flat tip screwdriver
Insert the flat tip screwdriver [A] into slit on the joint lock
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 outlet pipe.
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, and place it on a flat surface.
Do not apply the load to the fuel pipe of the fuel pump.
Clean the pipe [A].
Cover the pipe and the hose joint [B] with the vinyl bags
[C] to keep it clean.