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Cant remove fuel pump from the tank.. Looks like it should twist counter clock wise about a half inch, then lift it out

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Thats right, special tool normally used but can be done with water pump pliers.

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How do you remove the fuel pump on a 1990 Chevy Lumina APV?


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it is located in the fuel tank. here's how its done:

1. disconnect the battery (its just a safety protocol)
2. elevate vehicle.
3. mark and remove the drive shaft. (trust me it relieves a lot of head ache)
4. place a jack or lift of some sort under the tank and support it firmly, now remove the belt straps that secure the tank to the chassis.
5. disconnect the terminals form the fuel pump. (the fuel pump will have 2-3 hoses coming out of it and should be handled carefully)
6. using a fuel line disconnect tool remove the fuel inlet, outlet, and EVAP lines.
7. with a large hammer (rubber mallet or dead blow hammers work best) and a screw driver or a blunt chisel tap in a counter-clock wise direction to unthread the hold down ring on the fuel pump.
8. remove the fuel pump ( and also place a cover over the fuel tank, as this is the part where the largest amount of debris can get into the tank)
9. now assemble the components (it required) to the fuel pump mountings.
10. install the new fuel pump. and secure CORRECTLY to the tank.
11. reverse the instructions and be sure ot assemble the drive shaft to your marks as this can cause an obnoxious vibration or noise later after re-assembly.

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How do remove a fuel pump from the fuel tank once the fuel tank has been removed from the vehicle. please provide step by step instructions. this is for a 2000 oldsmobile silhoutte


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Ok i know now that the cap with the main fuel line running down to the pump its just the cap now my fuel pump will now pull out anything im doing wrong? and how low should fuel be? sorry again plse help...


Remove the cap together with the rubber o-ring. The fuel pump sits in a sprung cradle inside the tank. This cradle also needs to be twisted anti-clockwise (about half inch) to unclip it. After twisting, before removing thepump, take note of the direction of the cradle so you ca re-align it when refitting. Be careful, the plastic bits on the cradle tend to become brittle from constant exposure to the fuel. To reinsert the pump just re-align the cradle push down on it a little to make sure it is seated and turn clockwise till you feel it click into place.

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Is there a special trick to removing fuel pump from tank?


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it is in the tank it has to be jacked on level ground front and back try to get as much gas out of it as you can remove the negtive battery terminal remove gas cap wait 15 to 30 mins to make sure pressure is relieved you will need things to do this rez style 2 hydraulic 2 x 6 board some blocks rags safety glasses 3/8 drive socketput safty set metric / standard you never know these days put your safety glasses on now and remove filler neck hose from tank .locate strap that hold the tank up follow strap to where it bolt to the frame loosen all bolts 3/4 of the way down get 2x6 and jacks . one jack at front of tank other at the other end jack up all the way to top place board jacks use blocks to make up differe nce betwen board and tank now you need a gomer. gomer will hold the tank in place while you take the gas lines loose then the eletrical connection remove the bolts gomer at one end you at the other slowly let down at the same time tell jacks bottem out remove jack and boards and place tank on ground i beleve the filter is down there to it should be replaced as well to get to pump there is a big ring on the outside of pump that must turn counter clock wise there are ears on the ring use a piece of wood and big hammer to hit counter clock wise remove ring and pump put in ring back on make sure it is tight reverse order tank on board board on jacks connect eletric then hook up gas lines up to top with jacks gomer lifts one side you put blocks then to the other side for the same strapbolt it 1/2 way all the around should be home free from there bolt up to the topreplace gas cap reconnect batt and test good luck later

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Not 100% on this one, but here goes. The fuel pump is in the fuel tank.[for sure] On most models they can be removed without removing the tank. Try to get the gas down to at least half full. [lower the better] On the back of the tank you will find a lock-ring. Turn this with a 'gentle' hammer and screwdriver by tapping it counter-clock-wise. Only needs to turn less than a quarter turn. Now the pump can be 'carefully' removed. You have already unplugged the hoses an electrical? Make sure you get it back in place propperly before trying to install the lock ring. And lube the O ring with a few drops of motor oil. If need be just use the engine dip-stick. No Smoking!! Frankster016

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