Rant: Citroen Picasso Fuel Pump Nightmare ended. Citroen in their infinite wisdom decided that putting a fuel pump which is prone to packing up inside the fuel tank, which means you have to jack the car up, put it on stands, drain the fuel, remove the exhaust heat shield, move the hand brake cables, remove the four bolts, remove the rubber filler pipe hose, remove the pipes and unplug the cables. Then you have to pull the tank out enough to remove the fuel pump. Or pay a garage to do same. Reassemble having forked out £125 for a new pump only to find the new pump lasted around 2 years before it too gave up the ghost. That poxy tank had been removed no less than six times, involving cleaning the pump filters, and hoping above all hopes that the pump would run and it did for a few miles, then braking down again and again. Well enough was enough. I removed the old pump which also includes the tank fuel gage gizmo. Threw the pump away and secured a steel rod with cable ties to hold the pipe on the bottom of the pump. Inserted the pump-free sender unit. Refitted the fuel tank, cut through the main fuel pipe and fuel pump wires and fitted a 3 bar external pump that works like a dream. Never again will I have to remove the fuel tank and if this pump packs up which I doubt, it will take 10 minutes to change and cost a mere £35.00. Up Yours. Citroen.
The Citroen Picasso tank has 4 bolts, 2 on the centre bracket that crosses the middle of the tank and one at each end. First remove the exhaust heat shield and pull the hand brake cables out of the holders, remove wiring clips and pipe clips and remove filler hose completely one drained. Place drainage container back under bottom hose coupling. Remove all 4 bolts and ease towards filler end of tank by pulling and raising far end with your foot so it can be eased out and down, taking care not to kink any pipes. Once lowered the wiring connector and the two fuel pipes can be removed. 2b1af7f3a8