Fuel Pump Access Door

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain' started by Bombsquad85, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Bombsquad85

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    I saw a few times people were trying to find a good way to change their fuel pumps. While browsing YouTube like I always do u found this.

    This is not my video, maybe it's someone here if it is I apologize if you didn't want to share it (but if you didn't want that why make the video...)

    Anyways I did this on my Tahoe (minus the fiberglass, but I'm going to do it this way on my Yukon) and it makes it so much easier and faster.

    Enjoy!

     
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    He did a really nice job, super informative.
     
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    Agreed I've never dabbled with fiberglass before but I feel like this is a easy first time project.

    I need to replace my fuel pressure sensor that you see on top of the pump assembly.

    I'll be giving this a shot in the next couple months
     
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    There’s a right way and a half assed way. The time spent on making the fiberglass, making the cut & removing seat and carpet without messing anything else up is time that could have been spent doing it the right way and dropping the tank. I’ve done several of them and it’s really not a bad job even doing on the ground. Right way vs short cuts... right way wins every time.
     
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    Agreed. It’s not that hard to drop the tank and you’ll probably only do it once anyway. It’s not like you need to change fuel pumps when you do spark plugs.
     
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    Eh you are entitled to your opinion. However, I find this easier than dropping the tank. With my luck my pump would shit the bed on me when it's full and I have a bad back so working under the car lifting something that heavy isn't a good idea for me. This way makes future changes (I would do it now to do the pressure sensor) easier
     
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    Understood about your back, I too have a terrible back. But cutting a huge hole in your floorboard for access and then never having messed with fiberglass before could and probably will turn into disaster. You’re better off having a friend give you a hand in dropping the tank than doing the above.
     
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    Other reason being, if that lock ring is seized to the pump, which depending on how old and how many miles it has on it (highly likely) you will never get the leverage you need to get that lock ring off. Trust me, I’ve done many of these. Just trying to help you out from cutting a hole In your floor.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. If I didn't have a giant screwdriver and about 3 ft to SWING a decent hammer, mine wound not have come off.
     
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    Yes the angle for getting that ring off from a hole in the floor seems to be not good to me. Then when I reinstalled mine I had to really push down and hit it with a bf hammer. My tank was almost full and I’m an old bastard so I just siphoned the gas out and put it in my other vehicles. No struggling. By the time I would have cut the hole my tank was out.
     

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