After determining what fuel pump will work with the new 9th gen civics, we figured we would do a write up for you guys on how to install the DW65c fuel pump from Deatschwerks. Right now, they are the only manufacturer that has a pump that is a direct replacement for the 9th gen pump. Walbro doesn’t have one released yet that will drop right in the factory sending unit.
Anyway, here you go:
needle nose pliers
small screwdriver or pick set(harbor freight picks are cheap and great for this)
hammer and large straight edge screwdriver or honda fuel pump removal tool
Pump assembly removal
–Fold down rear seats and remove 3 bolts from the smaller 40% seat back (12mm), remove from car. make sure you have a nice place to put everything to keep them clean!
–Take bolt from the right out, and bolt that goes through pivot point from the left seat (12mm), remove seat and set aside.
–Remove 10mm bolt for bottom of seat. You can access the pump without removing the rear seat bottom, but it keeps from getting gas on the seat when you pull it out of the car.
–Pull up slighlty on front of seat and pull black tabs towards you on both sides in front of lower seat cushion and lift seat upwards to remove.
–Remove spare tire cover.
–Remove 4 12mm bolts for metal bracket blocking the fuel pump access cover.
–Remove 4 phillips heads to lift access cover and gain access to fuel pump assembly.
–Unplug wiring connector for fuel pump by squezing tab and lifting upwards while wiggling. Set aside access panel.
–Remove fuel feed line, push together white tabs and pull back on black line to separate from sending unit.
–Remove Evap vent line, push together green tabs with 2 90 degree picks or small screwdrivers and pull back on line to separate from sending unit.
–Remove sending unit retaining ring using “sending unit removal tool”. Honda does actually have a special tool for this, but you can remove it using a large screwdriver and a hammer. Most people aren’t going to spring for a fuel pump removal tool to do this. start by tapping on the fuel pump retaining ring so it loosens the ring in a counter clockwise direction. it’s essentially just a large plastic nut holding the pump down. local auto parts stores also carry a fuel pump retaining ring removal tool for $20-$30.
–once you have the retaining ring loose enough you can remove it by hand and the fuel pump assembly will pop up.
–pull the complete sending unit straight out of tank and rotate and tilt the unit to clear the fuel level float.
— remove large rubber o-ring so it doesn’t fall into the tank.