Has anyone anywhere seen one of these tanks crack ? With me being in a high salt use lake effect snow belt and having 50+ Kizashis in my customer base, I think I would have seen at least one tank crack if there really was a problem. I had one that smelled like gas and threw an evap code and it was one that had had the tank recall . The dealer said it now needed a canister but I found it to be the top fuel pump plastic plate that was destroyed by the retaining plate rusting. This was reinstalled in this poor condition during the recall. It is only sold as a fuel pump unit and retails for $1000. I took some pics and Ill try to post later if my phone will cooperate.
I cut an access under back seat to cut time down and also to actually see leak in the normal use position. Using a tennis ball, soapy water and a blow gun( to lazy to get my smoke machine working) I found the leak . It may not show up in the picture vey well but it was at the retaining plate.
I then struggled with the overtightened ,rusted down , rounded off reused just 3 weeks ago nuts thank you very much. Even using the 3/8” six point socket wouldn’t turn half of them . Next is the pic of the damaged pump asm top. It had no chance of sealing properly no matter how tight the nuts are cranked.
This car only has 100 k miles on it . I used a pump asm from a parts Kizashi with 210 k . I swapped the pumps between the two asm. This is a denso brand pump and these usually last 325k miles but if you ever need one, just the pump can be looked up for a 2009 Corolla (same pump)and purchased for around $100 for the denso through the parts store. The rusty retainer is about $20 . This and the nuts should be made new if they are rusty.
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