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11-22-2008, 08:14 PM #1
Drop tank or remove bed?
I just bought my 2000 1500 and I'm pretty sure it has a bad fuel pump. Its hard on starting and idles a bit rough. I got my codes read and there's a multi cylinder issue. I didn't find any vacuum leaks... I really think it's my FP.
So my question is, is it easier to drop the tank or remove the bed... considering I have a full shop to work in and people to help... whatcha think?
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11-22-2008, 08:19 PM #2
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I vote for dropping the tank. Pulling the box sounds like a simple task but where do you put it when it's off? the wiring harness might be a nuisance as well.Darcy
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11-22-2008, 08:29 PM #3
drop the tank, the job only takes an hour.
11-22-2008, 08:31 PM #4
Well pulling the box could have its uses. You could clean the bottom of the box and under coat it. Also it gives easy access to all fuel components. The wiring harness isn't that big of a deal. Most likely connected to the frame and then just hooks to the lights on the bed.'93 Chevrolet Silverado 6.5L Turbo-diesel (Currently most reliable)
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11-22-2008, 09:11 PM #5
I would suggest dropping the tank. You might find yourself snapping bolts if you try to take off the bed although your truck isn't all that old.Dan
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11-22-2008, 09:16 PM #6
Good deal guys thanks. I think I am just going to drop the tank. EagleTalons had a good suggestion but I'm not too worried about cleaning it right now. Thanks though!
I just filled my freakin' tank man haha... that sucks.
11-22-2008, 10:15 PM #7
dropping it is the lesser of the 2Ryan
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11-23-2008, 08:22 AM #8
I would check the fuel pressure to make sure the pump is bad before rippin' stuff apart! My experience with GM fuel pumps is either they work.......or they don't. Good luck!JD
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11-23-2008, 10:09 AM #9
11-23-2008, 11:41 AM #10
No harm in replacing it though!
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