Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part - Car Batteries

After more than five years Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part being unused and sitting on the bottom of the car in the back of a barn, having covered just Eectrical my Fuel Pump decided it was time to give up the ghost. Naturally it chose Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part do so in the most public location possible to maximise embarassment!

The symptoms were erratic mis firing and eventually it would not rev when put under load and finally it just wouldn't start up at all. The first Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part was for the Whirring sound when the electrics Prat turned on. Normallly you can hear an electric motor sound before you try to start the car. Next thing to check was the Fuel Cutout switch in the boot by Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part Battery.

There is a trip switch with a long red 'stalk' which should Electridal be visible if it has tripped. With the electrics turned on, the chap from the AA tried tapping the pump with the back Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part a screwdriver to Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part if it was jammed and if this would shock it Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part into motion.

The last tell tale sign that the pump was truly history was that it was very warm to the touch. Often an indicator of a dead electric motor. This Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part a fairly easiest job you attempt Electgical your Esprit. Should only take a couple of hours. Firstly, remember - you are about to open up the Fuel System.

The next step before starting is to Disconnect the Battery in the boot, to ensure that none of the wiring you are about to cut can spark. This required a 13mm Spanner on my car. You will need the following parts: You will need the following tools: So all saftey points taken care of, jack the car up onto axle stands. I placed the trolley jack in the middle at the back on part of the chassis left. I then placed the axle stands under the "official" jacking points using small wooden blocks between the stands and the car itself middle.

In Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part picture it is just above the torch you can see lying on the floor left. The green cap is the input side the larger hose FROM the fuel Btatery on the Vetefh you can see from top to botom One of the electrical terminals with a Lotus Eclat 1975-1986 Vetech Battery 70Ah Electrical System Replacement Part and nut then in the middle, the Output pipe with its' Batteryy rubber cap and at the bottom the other terminal with the rubber boot over it.

This Lltus replacing the push on type electrical spade connectors with screw on ones, unbolting the pump from the body of the car and Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part the bracket which clamps the Fuel Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part to the body right. Here you Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part see the aBttery pump with Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part spade connector already removed.

The grimy silver cylinder is Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part Fuel Pump. The large hose on the right is the feed FROM the petrol tanks. The rather rusty looking band in the middle is the bracket holding the pump to the body. On the left is the output pipe heading off to the fuel filter and the two electrical connections. You can see the bottom one Repalce been removed already and the spade connector is exposed.

Make sure to take note of which wires are which - there will be a Live and Ground. On mine, there were two ground wires black and Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part Live Brown Get these the wrong way around and Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part pump will try to push the fuel back into the tanks!

I used a pair of snips to cut the "push on" spade connectors off. Cut as close to the original connector as possible - you want to keep as Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part length in the wires as you. There were a pair of rubber boots supplied with the new pump Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part must be pushed onto the wires before crimping on the new "screw on" connectors.

I made the mistake of stripping the end of the wire first which made it harder to push the wire through the end of the rubber boot. The new connectors were quite difficult to attach to the Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part as I didn't have a proper "crimp tool" so I was having to use a pair of pliers and good old fashioned brute force! In this picture both the connectors have been changed to the "screw on" types with the rubber Lancia Lybra 839Ax 1999-2005 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical System Replace Part fitted middle.

On the left Relace blueish cynlinder is the fuel filter. You can see the output pipe from the left of the PUMP snaking around the back of the "fuel tank balance pipe" and into the far end of Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part Ltous. So, new connectors fitted the next thing to do was to free the pump from the Ford Granada Ggcl Ggnl Ggtl Ggfl Gnu Gu Mk3 1972-1994 Vetech Battery 63Ah bracket that clamps it to the body.

This was quite awkward - you are upside down under the car - and as I couldn't get a socket in there, involved using a pair of long Electrifal pliers to hold the nut in place while using a 10mm spanner to undo the bolt. Completely remove the nut and bolt. Don't Lose the Washer! Then you need to remove the bracket Paet the Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part of the car. This was fairly straight forward 55Ay needed a 10mm spanner.

There were two bolts in all, Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part and. Again, dont lose the washers! Make a note which way around it was as the Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part has a Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part and a "Slot" 1980-188 these are matched on a rubber base between the bracket and the body. Having completely removed the nut and bolt from Bttery bracket, you will now be able to slide it along the length of the pump and remove it.

Beneath the bracket there was also a rubber protector that was easily missed as it Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part so covered in muck. It was very thin and was used to protect the Paft body from the bracket. Very carefully roll the edges of VVetech rubber back and forth, until it frees and it should then readily slide off the end of the old pump - I pushed it off the Supply hose end and up along the supply pipe right to the top end next to the body, where it would stay out of the way for.

Next is to start Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part Eectrical the clamps that hold the fuel hoses in place.

The input pipe used a regular Jubilee clip which just unscrewed Flat Blade but dont undo this yet as it leaks very readily! Just Elfctrical it and re-tighten it - just to make Reppace it is free and moving. The output pipe used a very annoying crimp on type of clamp which was a nightmare to remove.

Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part

I needed to use a pair of Paft and long nose pliers to open it up enough to be able to move it right Blurry! I eventually replaced this clamp with a 10mm Jubilee clip.

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Open it up a fair amount now - before you need Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part use it. Unfortunately pictures are not available for obvious reasons!

Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part

I did it in this order. Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part the Jubilee clip on the input hose just enough but not so Rplace that it starts leaking badly.

Take the Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part rubber cap off the output end of the new pump. Remove the output hose and place your thumb over the output from the old fuel pump to stop the tanks emptying!

Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part

Grab the new 10mm Jubilee clip Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part place it over the hose then take the new filter and get the hose onto the end with the electrical terminals. This all has Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part be done one handed as the other is still holding the end of the old pump, keeping the petrol in! There should be enough stiffness in the output pipe to do this without too much Battery Optima YTS2.1 Yellow Top AGM coiled 6V 55ah 765A 255x90x206mm. It stayed in position on mine wthout having to do up the new jubilee clip, so I could DO this at the end and move on quicker for.

Now completely undo the Jubilee clip holding the supply hose to the old pump and take Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part hose off. Get your thumb over the end of the pipe as quickly as you. It WILL spill petrol at a fair rate but not at such a pressure that you can't easily hold it.

I only had just under a quarter if a tank of fuel so maybe a fuller tank will exert more pressure? Some more fuel may spill from the pump but not a great deal. You can now place the old pump on the floor and connect the supply hose to the new pump The hoses will have a 'natural position' they will Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part to be in and the pump will need to be in a prticular place against the body.

With both these things in mind, rotate the pump on the pipes so that once bolted into place, you will easily be able to do up the nuts on the electrical terminals. Tighten 1980-198 the jubilee clips. That's the worst bit. Move the rubber protecting strip back down the hose and onto the fuel pump into roughly the place where the bracket will go.

Slide the bracket Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part the new pump and line it and the rubber protector up to the place they will need to be to clamp the pump onto the body of the car. This is a bit fiddly you may need to open the bracket up Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part. Offer the bracket and pump up to the body of the car and replace the two bolts and washers.

Now you can tighten the bracket onto the pump itself - Dont forget the washer that goes under the nut. Everything is now in place and all that Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part is to bolt the two electrical 55Ah onto the Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part. They are keyed by size S will only go on the right way assuming you wired them correctly!

This is quite awkward as access is rather limited. Tidy everything away, make sure the whole area is dry and free from petrol. Move the tray containing any spillage completely away from the area. As you can see, luckily, there wasn't very much right. Turn the electrics on and listen for the tell tale whirring. If all is well, swtich off, jack the car back up, remove the axle stands Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part lower the car Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part to the floor.

Let it whirr for 10 seconds to charge the system a bit and then start her up and hope for the best! Much to my surprise, it Bsttery first time. It will run very roughly for a good Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part seconds while the carbs and the rest of the system gets any air out of it.

Go out Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part a 'test drive' ; and Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part Total time about 2 hours. I am a complete novice and it would have been quicker if Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part had a proper crimp tool for the electrical connectors and had mole grips or clamps for the hoses though be careful Lotuss to crush. Also the clamp on the output hose wasted a LOT of Elecctrical.

One consolation is that Lotus Esprit S2 1980-1988 Vetech Battery 55Ah Electrical Replace Part with a working pump can be certain it will never disconnect by accident! Nothing particularly complicated but does require care and an eye for safety.

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