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#1 User is offline   frightnight 

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 12:55 PM

how do i replace the fuel pump?

i read earlier that someone replaced a 93 using a trap door, but my 92s fuel lines are metal from the pump...


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Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:05 PM

A way that u can do it is lifting and folding the carpet back and cutting the floor pan with a cut grinder right above the fuel tank a big giant square that gives u plenty of space to remove the sending unit without cutting the fuel lines and after u installed the new fuel pump to the sendin unit and back into the tank easily take a piece of thick sheet metal with a good amount of sealent or rubber sealent, drill holes yours and get a good amount of screws and thighten it down and call it a day :-) this is how I did mine and u don't to remove the track bars and exhaust in the process

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:18 PM

cutting a hole in the rear area beats removing the rear end to drop the tank to get at the fuel sending unit.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 03:24 AM

U don't have to remove the rear end to drop the tank down easily remove the track bars and brace, exhaust and angle the tank down sliding it from left to right to get it out
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:11 AM

I had to swap out a fuel pump in my 3rd gen camaro in parking lot once. Took me and my buddy about 3.5 hrs to drop the tank

It really isn't that bad, but of course would've been easier/quicker with a lift and air tools
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:12 PM

Cutting your own access door is the way to go. I had an '88 that I dropped the tank on to replace the fuel pump and it was a real pain. The guy I bought my '90 from cut the panel above the tank and it makes changing the pump extremely easy.
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:45 PM

View Postfrightnight, on 19 December 2010 - 12:55 PM, said:

how do i replace the fuel pump?

i read earlier that someone replaced a 93 using a trap door, but my 92s fuel lines are metal from the pump...




Do you know the basics on how to replace a fuel pump? You can access the fuel pump through the bottom of the trunk. Then, remove the gas tank completely first (make sure it is empty). It won't be easy, but it's the right way to do it. The fuel pump is located inside the gas tank itself.
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:25 PM

People may disagree but DO NOT CUT A HOLE IN YOUR CAR!!! :25signhellnoway: This weakens the integrity of the car. If your going to replace the fuel pump do it right. I replaced the fuel pump in my 91 Camaro and it was not as bad as everyone makes it sound. Cutting a hole is the lazy way to do it and does irepairable damage to the car.
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