2-22 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Check that the fuel hose joints are securely connected.
Push and pull [A] the fuel hose joint [B] back and forth
more than two times, and make sure it is locked.
Leaking fuel can cause a fire or explosion resulting
in serious burns. Make sure the hose joint is in-
stalled correctly on the delivery pipe by sliding the
If it does not locked, reinstall the hose joint.
Fuel Hose Replacement
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel
System (DFI) chapter).
Remove the connector bracket from the air cleaner hous-
Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor connector.
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 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 the fuel hose joint [A] out of the delivery pipe [B].
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.
Clean the delivery pipe.
Cover the delivery pipe with the vinyl bag to keep it clean.