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WARNING: Adhere to the following procedures any time the fuel system is being worked on in order to reduce the risk of fire and personal injury:

  • Keep a dry chemical (Class B) fire extinguisher near the work area.
  • Place a "CAUTION FLAMMABLE" sign in the work area.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke, and keep sparks and open flames away.
  • Wear eye protection.
  • Use caution when working near the catalytic converter to prevent the possibility of burns or fire. (The temperatures within the converter can exceed 537 °C (1000 °F).
  • Relieve the fuel system pressure prior to disconnecting fuel system components.
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable except for tests where battery voltage is required.
  • Use a suitable container to store or catch fuel.
  • Do not replace fuel pipe with fuel hose.
  • Plug all disconnected fuel line fittings and hoses.
  • After making any fuel system repairs ALWAYS inspect for fuel leaks.