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Where is the fuel pump located and how do you change it?


It's been a long time since I worked on one of these, but I believe this vehicle is fuel injected. With that being the case, you have an electric fuel pump. Electric fuel pumps are mounted in the fuel tank.

This requires that you remove fuel if over a couple gallons by siphoning or pumping it out manually. A gallon of gas is about 7 pounds.

The fuel tank hold down straps are removed and tank is lowered to disconnect the fuel lines and wiring. The tank is the dropped.
Now that the tank is dropped, a retainer that holds the tank sending unit/fuel pump. The steel resting ring is turned counter clock wise. The sending unit now can be pulled out.
When you change the fuel pump, make sure you get a new sock. The sock is a very fine screen that fits on the pick up tube. Reverse procedure to install.


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Rob Painter


Alarm system questions cannot be answered on this forum. These systems are not what I can answer. Without being physically at the vehicle and not knowing what kind of electrical service has been done on the vehicle, there is no possible way to give an accurate answer over the internet. My expertise is in Ignition/key based anti-theft systems. These issues include GM VATS (resistor chip in key blade) PASSLOCK (MRD)-ignition lock rotation based, no special ignition key and the PKIII Transponder (computer chip in key) systems. These systems are not alarm based and are integral with the starting of the engine. This is why I cannot diagnose alarm problems without physically looking at the vehicle: Alarm systems are a completely different annimal than ignition key/lock based anti-theft system. Many alarm questions come from vehicles 10 years old, and since older, many hands that had been involved over the years.I am an expert in all GM factory (ignition/key based)systems. Alarm system questions pose to many situations beyond my knowledge as to what has been done to the vehicle over the years. Some guy may have actually wired the stereo into the alarm system. Who knows? Over my past 30 years in vehicle wiring repair, I have seen unbelievable wiring disaters done by guys that consider themselves "mechanics." I have seen stereos and alarms intalled using surgical tape. I have seen modules burn up, un-fused circuits, wiring jambed between the doors and even lamp cord used for a starter kill. To answer alarm questions over the internet without examining the vehicle is like asking; What does it take to remove a dent?


Education/Credentials-ASE certified. 11 years with a GM dealer and 17 years with a repair facility dealing with only the repair of theft recovered vehicles.

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