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NEED ADVICE: Fuel Pump Project - with photos

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by rwdelling, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. rwdelling

    rwdelling New Member

    Hey all, new to the forum and looking for some advice on a current project that I have underway, My baby is a 1996 K-1500 extended cab and the fuel pump went out yesterday. I know it is the pump because the relay, fuse, etc. are good and there is no pressure in the fuel system.

    I opted to remove the bed and tackle this from the top instead of dropping the tank. Once I removed the bed, I realized that the tank is actually a replacement that the guy before me put in: its a 1997 tank from a salvage yard (see all photos below).

    Just looking for any advice from experienced folks out there as I move into the project of putting in the new pump. The main question I have is, do I need to get a pump that is actually for a 1997 truck since it is a '97 tank, or will a replacement of the original '96 pump work?

    Other questions below under the pictures. Thanks for your help!

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    1. Advice on getting it out without getting carloads of rust in the tank
    2. Other than the large vent line, what are the other 3 lines and how do make sure I hook them back up correctly to the new pump?
    3. Any other advice you have.


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