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Do i have to drop gas tank to replace fuel pump

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Unfortuneately yes you do.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

  • bottoms395 Feb 06, 2010

    You are correct, it does depend on the car and in this case it would be a 2003 Olds. Alero... which has a fuel pump that is located in the gas tank!!

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I hate to disagree with bottoms395, but it actually depends on the car. My first car had an electric fuel pump located in front of the fuel tank.

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you don't have to drop the gas tank. if you pull up the carpet in the trunk, there is a hatch that opens directly above the fuel pump for changing it.

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SOURCE: 2002 chevy blazer fuel pump (4 door)

yes you have to drop the tank. you will also need a fuel line tool to unhook the fuel lines. before you drop the tank see if tou can reach and wiggle the electrical connection on the top of the tank. these pumps have a pigtail issue. please rate

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Hello gary_stev816: My name is Roger and I will answer your question for you. Yes to remove the fuel pump you will need to drop the fuel tank. Please use caution when doing this. Make sure you do not make any sparks. Please rate the answer you received. This is our way of tracking your answer helped. Should you need further help please just ask. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

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Yes the fuel tank has to come out to replace the fuel pump.Easier if tank is 1/4 tank or lower.Before doing this make sure that your getting power to the fuel pump.If not check the fuses and the connector for the fuel pump.You can check for power with a test light.It will be the gray wire.Light should come on when the key is turned on.Will only stay on for 2 or 3 seconds unless you crank it.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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SOURCE: I think my fuel pump is going on my 1993 dodge

If you have 3 strong friends it is easier to pull the box off the truck-20 minutes- can do with full tank. Don't forget to unhook the taillight wires and the fuel filler neck. When you go back on make sure the tube for the spare tire winch is positioned correctly. Have saw horses to set the box on behind the truck. Be sure to buy the complete fuel pump module. If you buy just the pump you will be doing this multiple times. Also, if your fuel guage does'nt work, put a new fuel sender in at the same time (if the module does'nt come with it).

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Basicaly your fuel pump located inside of gas tank, you have to lift and secure the vehicle high enough to lose and drop the gas tank!!
Before decided to do this make sure gas tank is near empty lift&secure the vehicle visual check around the gas tank make sure all fuel and evap lines are disconnected nothing hold the gas tank except holder brackets, use under jack and safely secure gas tank( do not use direct jack to gas tank use wooden piece to dont damage it)
use right size socket and wrench lose braket holdet nuts and bolts safely drop the tank and place on safe work place (no smokes or sparks)
locate to fuel pump and remove the locker pin and pull out fuel pump slowy your fuel pump should sale complete assembly so replace pump unit and be carefully complete wire connections (TIPS,,With new fuel pump make sure replace the sealing gasket with correct new one or you gonna have serivce engine light for small evap leak so make it right at first time!!))
reinstall eveything the way you removed it !!
good luck and make sure you gonna have helper around to drop the tank<

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1. Support the gas tank with a jack or something
2. unbolt the gas tank straps
3. unscrew the rubber filler neck going to gas tank
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Yes the fuel tank has to come out to replace the fuel pump.Easier if tank is 1/4 tank or lower.Before doing this make sure that your getting power to the fuel pump.If not check the fuses and the connector for the fuel pump.You can check for power with a test light.It will be the gray wire.Light should come on when the key is turned on.Will only stay on for 2 or 3 seconds unless you crank it.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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yes you have to drop the tank. you will also need a fuel line tool to unhook the fuel lines. before you drop the tank see if tou can reach and wiggle the electrical connection on the top of the tank. these pumps have a pigtail issue. please rate

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