How To Change A Toyota Corolla Fuel Pump

The fuel pump is a vital part of your Toyota Corolla’s fuel system. An OEM fuel pump can last a long time, but like any moving component it can eventually wear out. Its job is to pump fuel from your gas tank to the engine, so if it fails, you won’t be going anywhere. Changing your Corolla’s fuel pump yourself can save you time and money. Let us show you how:

Tools And Parts Required

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Replacing the fuel pump requires only a few basic tools - the type most DIYers have on hand:

  • Screwdriver (Philips and flat head)
  • Ratchet set
  • Pliers
  • Cloth and protective gloves
  • And of course, a replacement fuel pump

Get The Right OEM Part

Olathe Toyota Parts Center will have the right component for your Corolla. Our OEM fuel pumps are backed by a 12-month unlimited mileage Toyota warranty. And you can be assured that the part will perform exactly as the manufacturer intended.

You can find the right fuel pump first time by using our Toyota VIN decoder. Or contact our team on 1-866-596-1970. We even offer a FREE parts lookup service if you need some help.

Replacing The Pump

Your Toyota Corolla’s fuel pump is in the fuel tank which is beneath the rear seats. Many other Toyota models have a similar layout and removal procedure. Just take a look at our Toyota Camry fuel pump removal guide here.

As you will see, getting the old pump out and putting a new one in isn’t all that tricky. Follow the steps below and the process is fairly straightforward.

  1. Remove gas filler cap – this will start reducing air pressure in the fuel system.
  2. Remove rear seat base. Feel along the edges of the seat and you'll find the fastener clips that secure them and need to be un-hooked.
  3. Remove fuel pump service hole cover. It will look like a metal cover plate screwed into the bodywork.
  4. Disconnect wiring plug and any connectors running into the fuel pump.
  5. Start the engine and let it run until the car stalls. This will remove any excess fuel pressure from the fuel system.
  6. Disconnect the negative battery terminal from the battery (under the hood.)
  7. Unscrew the circular plastic lid that holds the old pump in place (remove any dirt around the area first to be sure nothing is contaminated).
  8. Gently lift out the old fuel pump.
  9. Remove and replace the old gasket around the access hole.
  10. Gently lower in the new fuel pump and reconnect the wiring and cables.
  11. Replace the fuel pump service cover and rear bench.
  12. Reconnect the negative battery terminal. Finally, tighten the gas cap.

Turn on the ignition for around 10-15 seconds to allow the fuel pump to prime itself. You may need to repeat this a few times until the system is pressurized and the car will then start.

Get In Touch With Us

Olathe Toyota Parts has 15 years of online sales experience. We are based centrally in Kansas City. This means we can quickly ship anywhere in the US, and, our affordable expedited shipping service can get your order to you in as little as 24 hours. Get in touch with our team online or call us at 1-866-596-1970 now to order your OEM Toyota Corolla fuel pump today.