Fuel Pumps for Mazda 6
Replacing the fuel pump in your Mazda 6 could be the key to better performance and improved fuel economy. Mazda's wide selection has all the compatible parts you need to service your vehicle and keep it running strong. Find the pump, fuel filter, and replacement Mazda parts you need today.How do you replace a Mazda 6 fuel pump?
If you need to replace the fuel pump you can take the following steps to replace the fuel pump in your Mazda 6:
- Disconnect the battery using a socket wrench and relieve pressure on the Mazda 6 fuel system before beginning.
- Remove the bottom of the rear seats to expose the service hole.
- Remove the service hole cover to expose the fuel pump and fuel tank.
- Unplug the Mazda electrical connector from the pump.
- Disconnect the hoses that run to the fuel tank.
- Remove the fuel pump cap.
- Disconnect the pump and gaskets from the fuel tank.
- Reverse the steps to install the new fuel pump in your Mazda 6. If your new pump came with replacement parts or gaskets, be sure to use them when installing the new fuel pump.
- Line up the Mazda 6 fuel pump cap and retainer with the start position. Turn the cap one full turn by hand before using tools to tighten it.
- Use a torque wrench to finish tightening the cap to between 59 and 99 foot pounds of torque.
There are several signs that could indicate a problem with this system in your Mazda, including:
- Trouble starting: If your car has trouble starting or if the engine won’t start at all it could be a problem with part of the fuel system.
- Stalling or sputtering: When fuel is unable to get to the engine in proper quantities, your car may stall or sputter when in use or even on the highway.
- No fuel pump sounds: The fuel pump in most Mazda vehicles, including the Mazda 6, is electric. With the ignition turned to the “On” position, you should be able to hear the electrical sounds of the fuel pump when it is working properly.
- Poor fuel pressure: Use a fuel pressure gauge to check the fuel system. A low reading could be a sign of fuel system problems.
- Poor fuel economy: Track your mileage and MPG. Problems with fuel economy, especially highway gas mileage, are a sign that the fuel system is not working efficiently.