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Install fuel pump on 1996 chevy 1500

I'm trying to figure out how to install a new fuel pump on my 1996 chevy 1500 5.7 L 4X4 pu truck. Any suggestions?

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  • martajayne Jul 02, 2008

    I'm about 90% positive. We've replaced the fuel filter already and checked all the wring. The truck will run as long as we're shooting carb cleaner in the carb. As soon as we stop, the truck dies.

  • Pascal Savin
    Pascal Savin Nov 24, 2013

    tap the fuel tank lightly while somone cranks the vehicle if it starts replace fuel pump in the tank :)

  • Pascal Savin
    Pascal Savin Nov 24, 2013

    sorry im wrong i didnt relize it was carburated

  • Pascal Savin
    Pascal Savin Nov 24, 2013

    wait a 96 is not carburated i was right the first time

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    no fuel. pump ok

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    what grade oil

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    Can't install transmission dipstick tube

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    My 1991 chevy silverado 1500 will start and then it cuts off. The fuel pump has been changed. Any suggestions on what else it could be

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Is the fuel pump really bad?

Our son's erstwhile Ford something had a shock sensitive switch that when tripped by a big pothole, shut the (electric) fuel pump off and had to be reset before it would function again.

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    Steve Allison Jul 03, 2008

    You should be able to hear the (presumably) electric pump try to pressurize the system right after the key is turned to the 'run' position.

    The sound is pretty much pump-like (a knocking sound) and there should be only a few seconds before it shuts off again meaning the system is under pressure.

    It could still be that type of interruptor I described before.

    You apparently have some service info so if this kind of device is not mentioned explicitly, look through the electrical diagrams for signs of it.

    The fact your engine fires with carb cleaner only just verifies that no fuel is coming in.



    Removing the fuel line under the hood and turning on the ignition should produce a substantial steam of fuel but I think the fuel pump is not the problem.

    If you have a simple multimeter, you can check if the pump is receiving any voltage at all and if not, check to see if the pump is separately fused.



    I'm leery of even new parts anymore since they may not be made where English is spoken and I think 30 cents an hour might make you careless too.

    The pump could have been tested for motor function before installation and I would have done it.

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I have a 1996 1500 half ton chevy how do i change the fuel pump i got the tank almost on the ground right now but the connection on top of the fuel tank is weird and havent seen any videos how to take it offf so i need help thanks

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