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    Default Replace Fuel Pump - Drop the Tank or Raise the Bed??

    After reading other threads and doing some diagnosing I'm pretty sure my fuel pump is on its way out on my 99 GMC Sierra Classic 5.7L.

    Mine is a SWB with about a 25gal tank. Unfortunately the tank is almost full right now! I may be able to drive it out before the pump totally gives up but either way I'm wondering for those who have already done this job - would it be easier or less time consuming to drop an almost empty tank and replace the fuel pump, or to unbolt and raise the bed to get to it?

    Thanks.
    -Berg
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    Remove the bed. It's much easier than dropping the tank

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    there's a how-to that shows one of the members setting up his dual exhaust and he lifted the bed off. It might help you a litle

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    Right on... It's easier and quicker to remove the bed...
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    take the bed!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by berg View Post
    After reading other threads and doing some diagnosing I'm pretty sure my fuel pump is on its way out on my 99 GMC Sierra Classic 5.7L.

    Mine is a SWB with about a 25gal tank. Unfortunately the tank is almost full right now! I may be able to drive it out before the pump totally gives up but either way I'm wondering for those who have already done this job - would it be easier or less time consuming to drop an almost empty tank and replace the fuel pump, or to unbolt and raise the bed to get to it?

    Thanks.
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    Cut an access hole through the bed. You can cut an square hole through the bed and then either wekd it back in place or secure some ledges for the panel to rest on and screw it back down. It's not that hard, I know of a few people who have done it this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaindan View Post
    Cut an access hole through the bed. You can cut an square hole through the bed and then either wekd it back in place or secure some ledges for the panel to rest on and screw it back down. It's not that hard, I know of a few people who have done it this way.
    That almost seems like more work then just taking the bed off though, and then you have to problem of a cut-up bed.

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