How to change a fuel pump yourself tip?
The fuel supply and return lines are probably in bad shape, I'd recommend replacing them with the neoprene fuel line replacements, with the quick disconnect, first replace your fuel filter( it's located on the drivers side rear near the rear wheel looks like a canister in the line) again the quick disconnect lines can be used here, it will make your life easier later, these are available at most autopart stores along with the union pieces to run new lines, you can buy the quick disconnects for about $20.00 for 18 inches of new line with the quick disconnect clip on one end and the union pieces to put the line back together. Make sure the fuel tank is near empty, unhook fuel lines from the tank loosen the straps enouph so you can reach up and unplug the sending unit, now carefully loosen the straps( be careful with the straps they can be reused) until you can work the tank out, remember you need to be careful of the fill tube, if you damage it you will need to wrap it in rubber hose more unecessary work if you are careful. BEFORE YOU DROP THE TANK CHECK THE FUSEABLE LINKS, they are only a couple bucks, ALSO REPLACE THE FUEL FILTER 1ST. these items are cheap and could be the cause of your problem, the fuel pump runs about $100 but the work involved is dirty and not fun. Before proforming any repairs like this on your own make sure the vehicle is safely secured on jack stands, the rear has to be up quite a bit to give you room to work under the car. The fuel lines can be very time consuming, but will save you time when you are putting the tank back in after replacing the pump, and heaches down the road.
Aug 28, 2009 |
1992 Buick Century