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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-21-2014, 07:02 PM
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Replacing a 2002 325i fuel pump

I need help

My 2002 325i needs to get a new fuel pump and my mechanic wants 500.00 + 380 labor.

I saw some videos on YT and noticed the pump is located under rear seat.

When I popped out car seat there's two circular areas ? wtf ?

how do i know which is the fuel pump ?

is this something a handy man like me could probable replace ?

any feedback or suggestion would be greatly appreciated


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Old 11-21-2014, 07:09 PM
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Maybe you should try watching one of those videos all the way through....

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Old 11-21-2014, 07:17 PM
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yeah - found this one good to go

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Old 11-22-2014, 02:16 AM
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did this 2 days ago. takes 30 mins. you should find an oem pump for no more than 150 my jaguar is the same way, way better than dropping tank like alot of cars. at 380 dollars plus 380 id get a new mechanic. pump was 92 shipped.
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:27 AM
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The harder part is removing the ring that holds everything in. If you don't have the correct tool which 99.9% of us don't have you need to gently beat it loose using a hammer and punch or screwdriver. Hopefully yours breaks free easily. Mine took about 15-20 minutes. Be very careful because you do not want to break the ring or punch a hole somewhere.


I just watched the video above and my ring didn't come out nearly as easy as his did.

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Old 11-22-2014, 06:34 AM
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thanks to all here - i feel confident this will work ok for me.

will post results next week and yes, my mechanic is a rip-off artist
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:00 AM
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thanks to all here - i feel confident this will work ok for me.

will post results next week and yes, my mechanic is a rip-off artist
Many are, hence the prevalence of us DIYers. If the ring does break, you can get at a hardware store a big screw clamp like you'd put on a radiator hose and tighten it around it. This is actually suggested on older volvos for their fuel tank sender unit ring that gets loose and wont hold the threads as it ages.
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