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    Hi Guys,

    Can anyone give me some info on how to remove the fuel pump from a mk3 golf? I had a look last night, removed inspection cover, pulled out the fuel level gauge sender/float but cannot remove the actual pump. Haynes says to turn it anticlockwise, however i can only turn it a little and it still won't lift out.

    Advice much appreciated chaps

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    the pump is on the actual float sender assembley. you need to undo the jubilee clip on top of the pump and disconnect the terminal. Gently use a screwdrive to loosen the rubber hose where it is attached to the pump then just pull it off.

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    Isn't that how to remove it on a mk2 where there is a lift pump and a main pump under the car? Mk3's there is only the 1 pump which is in the tank.
    its not a car its a volkswagen

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    Its best to start with very little fuel in the tank.
    You twist it one way as its clipped into the tank and then navigate it out.
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    Are they hard to twist to release from its fitting? I didn't want to turn it too hard as didn't want to break it .
    its not a car its a volkswagen

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    they can be a bit hard so give it a bit of welly.
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    OK thanks for your help will give it another go at the weekend see if i can get the damn thing out
    its not a car its a volkswagen

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickh89GTi
    Isn't that how to remove it on a mk2 where there is a lift pump and a main pump under the car? Mk3's there is only the 1 pump which is in the tank.
    oh I thought it would be the same or similar as I just replaced the lift pump on the Corrado so assumed mk3 would be same sorry.

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