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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby MossyoakglockMossyoakglock is online! » Jul 14 2015, 3:48pm

I can get my dad to help with the bed but can't get enough people to help lift it completely off.

I've read that you can slide it back on the frame rails to give yourself enough room which is probably the way I'm going to do it. It only needs to go back about 2 ft anyways. I'll probably have to remove the rear tires and let the rear suspension sag so I don't catch anything on the wheel wells though.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby 1500zm [OP] » Jul 14 2015, 8:46pm

So for the individual that used hand tools to remove the bed.... how did you fit a breaker bar for the ones closest to the cab..... it appears impossible.

If anyone did this with hand tools, please describe your success (or failure) in this task.

PS- Does the replacement fuel pump also include the sending system? Will a fuel pump replacement also correct the common erratic gauge syndrome?

FWIW- the mechanics charge 600-700 for this around here..... I think the pump is 250 at the parts store. I saw em on ebay though for 140.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby clearlake outdoors » Jul 14 2015, 8:53pm

why not just drop the tank?
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby 1500zm [OP] » Jul 14 2015, 8:55pm

do you feel that's easier? Can you do it with handtools?
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby masondw » Jul 14 2015, 9:27pm

you can but if it's full of fuel it's gonna suck lol
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby clearlake outdoors » Jul 14 2015, 10:42pm

ive done 2 of them dropped the tank on both, Astro van and a ranger pickup.Wasnt that bad.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby 1500zm [OP] » Jul 14 2015, 11:22pm

Tipping the bed seems the easiest, don't have to mess with a tank full of gas either.

Theres a number of video on youtube showing how to replace it but none of them explain the best method to get at the bolts! If anyone can advise, I sure would appreciate it.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby masondw » Jul 14 2015, 11:42pm

The bolts are fairly easy to get at if you have an extension for your ratchet. The frame has holes from the bottom that allow you to access them, you just need that extender. If you don't have an impact gun You'll likely need a breaker bar and have someone help you either hold the socket in place or crank the breaker bar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do1Ol982Reo

I think this guys video is pretty decent, He shows you where the bolts are at least
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby 1500zm [OP] » Jul 15 2015, 1:45am

The bolts are easy to locate... in my case 4 on each side. (long bed as opposed to 3 on the short (I think). The ones at the tail are easy.... Its the two toward the cab that are challenging.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby 1500zm [OP] » Jul 15 2015, 7:04pm

I have the bed tilted now, no problem with removal of the bolts.

Now I have hit a brick wall though.

I have the standard cab with long bed.

I have it prompt up with a 2x4 on the tire and wheel well. I don't think I can get it any higher, in hopes of wedging a 2x4 between the bed (floor or beam) and the frame. And even then I don't think it provides enough room for me to get at the pump....

You would have to bury your head and torso right in there to make the repair..... kinda scary.


The tilt method (on my long bed) doesn't look feasible.

Any advice would be appreciated.

And another question:

I noticed a wire going from somewhere in the vicinity of the pump/tank that goes to the gas cap area.... it was sandwhiched between the bed and the frame at one of the connection points.Beds never been removed. Im thinking its done like this as a grounding point but I am not sure.... its totally flattened.

Does that sound familiar to anyone?

When I reattach the bed should I keep this wire between the frame and the bed?
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