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How to replace fuel pump on 2002 impala

Does this job require removal of the gas tank or is there an access panel in the trunk? I looked back there and I do see some sort of removable panel.

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  • lnak5865 Aug 22, 2009

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    I did this myself, it took a couple hours. The pump unit cost about $100 on ebay and it was new and works fine. Be sure to relieve the fuel pressure before hand. Even after doing that you'll need a rag handy to catch fuel from the pump itself. I took out the back seat to get easy access. Just take your time and you should be OK. It did take some time to get the metal ring to completely seat with the new pump in there.

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My 2002 Impala has the panel in the trunk. I took the panel off and the fuel pump is accessible. I will probably attempt to replace the fuel pump myself since the fuel gauge does not work anymore and the dealership indicated that the problem was the fuel level float connected to the fuel pump.

Does anyone know if there is anything special I need to do prior to replacing the fuel pump, such as draining the fuel, etc...? I was planning to at least run the car until I was near empty.

FYI, here is a link to a set of videos about replacing fuel pumps. It's a set of 13 short video clips. http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-repair-or-replace-a-fuel-pump-226058/

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Check the panel first, if no fuel pump below then you have to remove the tank.

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I just replaced this you have to open the panel and use a hamme on the metal post on the fuel pump to turn it take the metal ring of then the pump should come out also make sure you blow out your connections

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