1972 FJ40 Fuel Pump Rebuild - How To? (1 Viewer)

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I have a replacement fuel pump as at the time could not find a "rebuild kit" for the 1972 FJ40. It was leaking like a sieve when I started it up. Assume bad diaphragm. Someone also told be to change my oil as the fuel can leak back into the case through the fuel pump access.

So, here is what I got. Can't find a Youtube "how to rebuild" for the FJ40. I can now find an original Toyota diaphragm but unsure how to release the diaphragm "T" stem from the metal collar and rubber lower seal. See pictures below. No tear or hole in the diaphragm but there is contamination in the lower part of the chamber meaning something coming down through the diaphragm or something coming in from the case fuel pump access hole.

Below is the fuel pump and a fuel pump rebuild kit. I can only find the original Toyota OEM diaphragm with the "T" stem. None of the "other" rebuild components.

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So, question is how to get the lower rubber seal with a metal collar off the "T" stem for re-use. Again, the only part I can find is the diaphragm (PN: 23103-60021) for $24.69 plus $10.50 in shipping. Do I need to rebuild the entire unit without access to the other parts? I do have some rust deposits on the valves. I have not opened the "upper" portion of the fuel pump. Seems like a shame as the parts are not available.

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Definitely want to follow and know how to do it.

Are you sure the diaphragm is available ? I can' t see it anywhere in Europe and Japan and always heard it was NLA. Some websites show parts available until someone tries to order them...
It's aftermarket but diaphragm and valves are available from Indonesia (said to be made in Japan) : TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ 40 FJ40 FJ45 MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP VALVES AND DIAPHRAGM | eBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-LAND-CRUISER-FJ-40-FJ40-FJ45-MECHANICAL-FUEL-PUMP-VALVES-AND-DIAPHRAGM/112837347796
 
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Thanks - you were right.

I finally got ahold of a "body" at the dealership this morning, yes open Sunday now, and he tried to track it down. It is no longer available. I did pick up a fuel pump a while back, PN: 23100-61011, will go ahead and install it. The dealership said not to throw out my old one as a kit number has not yet been deleted from the system and is valid. He said, COVID has prioritized new parts over old parts.

Oh well, another part to store for a while longer.

Thanks for the tip on the after market. I will wait on the OEM kit. I still need to know how to disassemble the "T" stem of the diaphragm from the metal collar of the lower rubber seal before I purchase a rebuild kit; if one ever comes available. None of the older crew has responded to this - maybe it is not worth the effort to rebuild as the new pump from Toyota is $165. It would be nice to know how to do it. It is probably "very simple." Just need to know the "trick." Seems like a waste of materials to just throw something rebuildable away!
 

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Yes I would like to know too.
I'm hesitating to buy the diaphragm+valves just to have as spares. An advantage also, it's a lot smaller and lighter to carry if I want travel spares with me just in case...


For the how I'm thinking of something...
Maybe try to slide the rubber part one side to clear one side of the T :
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Then doing the same on the other side.
Hard to say if it clears the T like that but if you still have it unmounted you can try.
 
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Yep, tried that. Does not appear to be enough room. So, I am sure there is a "trick" to disengage. Just don't know it.
 

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