Question about 1985 Chevrolet Camaro
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: FUEL PUMP IS IN GAS TANK IS THIS CORRECT? IF SO WHAT IS EASIEST WAY TO GET TO IT? NO FUEL COMING TO ENGINE. ANY HELP APPRECIATED. SINCERELY, DAVID & DEBBIE DOVER
Hi David & Debbie!
You are correct, the pump is in the gas tank.
Occassionally (very rarely), you might find an access hatch in the trunk floor, but don't count on it.
As this is an electric pump, you also need to check items like fuses and fuel pump relays, and an Auto Supply expert can help you with that. You can also determine whether the pump is running by removing the gas cap and putting an ear to the opening while someone switches the ignition key off and on. You should be able to hear faint electric motor noise if the pump is running.
To get to the pump, remove as much gas as possible from the tank (to lighten the load when the tank is loosened), locate the two metal straps that hold the tank up, and find the tightening nuts and bolts at the rear edge of the tank. Arrange some kind of support (preferably a floor jack) under the tank and loosen the strap bolts... the tank will lower. Once these bolts and straps are separated the tank can be lowered enough to give you access to the top and the fuel pump/gas gauge sending unit. There is a locking ring that must be loosened and this is done with a hammer and screwdriver or chisel, turning it counterclockwise. Remove the fuel lines and wiring (remembering what goes where) and then remove the pump assembly.
Reassembly is the above in reverse order.
Hope this is illuminating and helpful, don't hesitate to ask if you have further questions or comments, and please be so kind as to rate my assistance. Please let us know how it goes, and best of luck!
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