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Trouble removing the fuel tank on a Grand Am

I'm having a hard time removing the fuel tank on a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. I have removed all of the lines and the tank straps, but the tank will not drop down. I also removed the rear seats, thinking that something was holding it from the top side, but there doesn't appear to be anyway to access the tank from the top.

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There is nothing on top if you disconnected everything pull the gas tank little be back like 2 inc then it is drops. and make sure you disconnected line from the filler cab.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: is there anyway to take out a fuel pump on a 2004

Nope .
This is the way .
Support the gas tank with a jack as it drops down .
Make sure there are no sparks there too .It will make it explode...
Careful .
And just know that the level sending unit is there .
You may want to change it too so one month latter you do not have to go through this again .
When you do this make sure at least one lead from the battery posts is disconnected .
Good luck !

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: fuel pump - 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

2003 Grand Am GT,You have to drop the fuel tank,remove heat shield,remove all lines,electrical plug ins,then you are ready to do straps,be sure to go get extra nut and bolts for straps (2) of them had to cut off old ones,once straps are off depending on how much gas is in the tank used jack to lower tank,fuel pump was a twist off with locking mechanisms on top of tank,used a rubber malet and screw driver to loosen,pull out after diconnecting plug ins etc,replace blue plug in for harness to fit new pump,was recommended since it could corrode,lifted tank back up connected wires,lines etc,put key in on position 3-4 times for pump to pump,car started 1st time,my first fuel pump took my son and I 2 1/2 hours,new pump $250.00 wire harness $15.00 and two new nuts and bolts $3.25

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I am changing the fuel

it should just drop out it might be jamed give it a little elbow grease and it shouldcome right out

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: im trying to drop the

Did you unhook the filler neck?

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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SOURCE: can you go thru the back seat to replace a fuel

No I dont think you can as I cant on my 98 oldsmobile achieva and they are basically the same car. Almost all parts are interchangeable between the two.

Posted on Nov 22, 2010

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The fuel pump is located in the fuel tank. The fuel tank will need to be removed from the car in order to service the fuel pump.

Its not that hard to do. Basically in a well ventilated area (gas will spill and there will be vapors!!) remove the filler neck hose from the tank, remove the evap lines from the charcoal canister. Unplug the fuel pump connector from the under body plug on the passenger side. Disconnect the fuel lines. Support the fuel tank and remove the two fuel tank straps (You may need to remove heat shields and temporarily move the exhaust off to the side as well). Lower the fuel tank slowly checking to make sure you have everything disconnected.

Once the tank is down remove any debris that has accumulated around the sending unit. Remove the lock ring and finally remove the fuel pump.

That's it in a nutshell.

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Jack the rear of the car up,and put it on two safe jack stands,use a floor jack,and a 12 x12 board on the jack ,so not to damage the tank,remove the two strap bolts and move the straps out of the way,and lower the tank enough to remove the wire harness ,and the fuel lines then lower the tank to the ground and remove the retaining ring from the top of the tank and remove the fuel pump assembely.

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2002 pontiac grand am. do I remove fuel tank to


Yes, your fuel pump is connected to the sending unit in the gas tank. Be careful not to stretch of break the wires connected to the harness on top of the tank. These are usually in a very tight place, and can sometimes be reached easier by supporting the tank and removing the straps, slowly drop the tank to where you can remove the harness, as well as the fuel lines. This job is usually more aggrivating than difficult. If you have never attempted this before, expect to take some time doing this! Hope this helps

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in order to replace the fuel pump u must remove the fule tank from the car, it is held in place by 2 steel straps, remove those straps with a jack under the tank, drop the tank down just far enough to reach the fuel lines and wiring connectors, disconnect all that, then drop tank out and with caution remove the ring retaining the fuel pump module inside the tank.

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Under the carpet in the trunk there is a access cover that you can take off to access the pump. You need a good snap ring pliers to get the snap ring off to release the pump from the tank.
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the fuel sending unit is located on the top of the fuel tank, On the grand prix you will have to drop the tank down (remove the tank straps) and the remove the ring that holds the unit in and then you can just pull the unit right out of the tank. You then place the new unit in and the installation is the reverse of removal

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Fuel pump - 2003 Pontiac Grand Am


2003 Grand Am GT,You have to drop the fuel tank,remove heat shield,remove all lines,electrical plug ins,then you are ready to do straps,be sure to go get extra nut and bolts for straps (2) of them had to cut off old ones,once straps are off depending on how much gas is in the tank used jack to lower tank,fuel pump was a twist off with locking mechanisms on top of tank,used a rubber malet and screw driver to loosen,pull out after diconnecting plug ins etc,replace blue plug in for harness to fit new pump,was recommended since it could corrode,lifted tank back up connected wires,lines etc,put key in on position 3-4 times for pump to pump,car started 1st time,my first fuel pump took my son and I 2 1/2 hours,new pump $250.00 wire harness $15.00 and two new nuts and bolts $3.25

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I would first take the trunk lining out and see if there is a trap door to acces the top of the fuel tank. If there is not one, you will have to drop the fuel tank out from under the car. It's easier than it looks. Just make sure you look everything over first, and make sure you have something to prop the tank up with because I'm sure it has gas in it. And remember: NO SMOKING! Loosen the strap bolts that hold the tank in place and it will drop down giving you access to the top. The fuel pump should be in the top of the tank with the float assembley. It will probly take a hammer and a flat screw driver to spin the ring to get the unit out. Once you have it loose (or before) remove the hoses and wires, remembering which goes where! Installation is reverse of the above.

Good luck!

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