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    Hey guys! I'm Jen and I'm looking for a DIY on a fuel pump replacement. We have a 1999 Suburban, which is my bf's dd and the fuel pump went out. I did a search and didn't come up with anything and I'm not finding a DIY section around here. Can anyone help me out??

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    Welcome to the site!
    Like most Suburbans the pump is located in the top of the fuel tank which needs to be dropped from underneath the vehicle. I changed one once before and it required dropping the rear hitch receiver, skid plate, fasteners, unbolting the fuel inlet tube, etc. I'm sure someone here has done one more recently and could provide simple step-by-step instructions for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwill3015 View Post
    Welcome to the site!
    Like most Suburbans the pump is located in the top of the fuel tank which needs to be dropped from underneath the vehicle. I changed one once before and it required dropping the rear hitch receiver, skid plate, fasteners, unbolting the fuel inlet tube, etc. I'm sure someone here has done one more recently and could provide simple step-by-step instructions for you.
    Good luck!

    Thanks for the general instructions! Most likely I will snag up a chiltons for this job. I have a Helm for my Acura and that is the best thing I've ever invested in!

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    empty the tank or use a piece of plywood to disspers the weight of the tank and use a floor jack with a few friends with steady hands, take off the straps after all that is in place and lower it. now just un bolt and pull it out, be sure to change the gasket and put in new fuel filters, now put it back in, took no longer then an hour but i had an empty tank
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    Welcome to the site..... I've only ever had to drop one tank and it was my 99 S-10 ZR2. That was an easy job though. Hope yours goes well for you.
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    Hi Jen. Welcome to the board.

    There is a How To section in the main forums list. There is not currently a write up on how to change out a fuel tank but hopefully someone would be willing now that you've asked.
    Last edited by Springthing; 09-02-2008 at 04:31 PM.
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    you might also need a special tool to take the gas line fittings off also when we did mine my dad rigged something up to work but the right tool would of helped
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    In case you need to drive it before you can get it changed out just get a good hammer and whack the bottom of the tank right in the middle, mine went out the day before i was set for vacation, no choice but to drive her, gave her a whack then she fired right up, drove almost 700 miles round trip with and some off-roading and camping not a problem! I know this sounds weird maybe even nuts but it works when your in a pinch.

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    Welcome to the site, btw!

    Probably will end up splitting this post into two pieces, a welcome/intro for this forum and a guide to changing a fuel pump for a suburban in the tech forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Welcome to the site, btw!

    Probably will end up splitting this post into two pieces, a welcome/intro for this forum and a guide to changing a fuel pump for a suburban in the tech forums.
    You can move this over into the tech forums, I can throw up a real intro in the new member section. I wasn't sure if I was going to hang around too long, so I just threw up my quick question. I'm poking my head in from the Acura forum for my non-mechanically inclined boyfriend

    Everyone, thank you for your suggestions! You guys have a great site over here! I'm guessing the fuel pump has been on it's way out. It was constantly stalling, had trouble getting started in the last few weeks and finally just wouldn't start. Not bad though, she's got 170,xxx on her with the original motor, and just replaced the tranny last month.

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