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i just opened the cylinder that houses the fuel pump and 1) it's full of fuel to the top (but not spilling) 2) the fuel pump itself is quite loose and submerged in gas along with the wires...

is the pump supposed to be submerged like this, it doesnt seem like wires should be live in a fuel tank...
 

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Yep, all modern in-tank pumps sit under the fuel level. Liquid gasoline is actually very hard to ignite. It has to be a vapor with the proper mix of air to ignite. The fuel is used to cool the motor.
 

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do you think it's ok to remove the fuel pump with fuel in the tank as long as the battery is disconnected or should i pump out most of the fuel first? i was just thinking of taking it out and reassembling it to see if something just got loose...
 

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Make sure you are in a well ventilated area and you should be fine. People change fuel pumps all the time without draining the tank. The key is to not create sparks.
 
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