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Best Way To Change Fuel Pump 2000 Silverado

Discussion in 'Tech How To' started by Farmer2, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Farmer2

    Farmer2 I'm NEW... What now?

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    I had to change out my fuel pump on my Silverado and looked at all the options. I came up with tilting the bed. This was by far the fastest pump I have ever changed!

    Start with removing a couple of torx screws on the filler door and a plastic fastener. Then just push the assembly into the fender.

    Move under the truck and remove 4 bolts on the drivers side holding the bed on loosen the same four on the pass side so you are engaged into the threads by 4 turns.
    Move to the back and remove the tailgate. Then go undr and remove the 2 electrical plugs from frame to bed.

    Thats it, now have a 16 inch 2 x 4 ready and put your shoulder under the drivers fender well and push up and put the 2 x 4 between the frame and bed just past the axle. I put two more in for safety.

    The next thing is to remove the fuel pump and install the new. Pretty straight forward.
     

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    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    Dartboy I actually AM too lazy to Choose a Custom Title

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    Nice job! Welcome to the site. I think around here, those under bed bolts would get so rusty, you'd be better off with a sawzall and going in from the top :D

    I think my wife's new CR-V has the Chevy beat for ease of fuel pump replacement. I was poking around at it the other day, if you fold the rear seat bottom forward ( like you would to drop the rear seats for extra storage) There's a round patch velcroed in the carpet. Lift it up and you find the metal plate covering the fuel pump, a couple screws and you're in. Almost makes me want it to fail :lol:
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    My old '93 Lumina Z34 had a plate siliconed in, under the carpet, for that... Didn't have to use it, thankfully, lol
     
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    That will work. :thumbs: I just took the entire bed off. Just needed one extra person to help lift it off and on.
     
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    Taking the bed off is the way to go
     
  7. txab

    txab Don't get stuck on stupid!

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    If I did it with the above method, I'd sure put additional blocking in the center of the bed and the frame. Something that cannot fail to hold the hold. Those two blocks scream "floor jack failure" to me
     
  8. Farmer2

    Farmer2 I'm NEW... What now?

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    Thanks, I bought this truck from Arizona and I live in Illinois closer to Northern areas so we get a lot of salt on roads in winter as well. So this was easy with no salt on the truck yet.

    I also had a honda accord and had the little panel in the rear drivers floor board to change the fuel pump out. That was easy as well!

    Dave
     
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    Farmer2 I'm NEW... What now?

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    Now that I know how easy my fuel pump went I will be removing the bed this summer and doing some cleaning up under there and under coating ;-)
     
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    Farmer2 I'm NEW... What now?

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    I actually had three blocks under the bed for security. Very well secured. Its not like the bed was being balanced on them. I thought of it as no different then a hood being held open with a prop rod type of thing. I am very cautious with this stuff. I would have used jack stands but there was no secure points to put them in.

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