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Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby 1500zm [OP] » Jul 13 2015, 4:53pm

2000 Chevy Silverado. 4.8.

I need to replace fuel pump. I saw a method where you tilt the bed. I have located the 8 x 18mm bolts that attach the bed. However, before I dive into this project....

Is it possible to remove these bolts and properly retorque without an impact wrench?
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby ASTE25 » Jul 13 2015, 6:53pm

Yes. I'm not sure of the actual torque specification, but I'd bet it would be no more than 50 foot pounds.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby Mossyoakglock » Jul 13 2015, 9:21pm

Can you let me know when you get this done and how the bed tilt method works?

I might have to do this on my '08 soon and that is probably going to be the way that I do this. I don't have enough people around me to help lift the bed off or a hoist. I might be able to just slide it back on the frame rails with just one other person but we'll see.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby masondw » Jul 13 2015, 9:28pm

The bed tilt is pretty easy, It would be a pain without an impact because they bolts can rust and they're often pretty dirty, but certainly possible.

You just unbolt it, put a jack under the side with the pump and then block it well because you have to get under it. Don't forget to undo the fuel line from the filler to the tank (and the breather vent) and the ground wire from the filler to the frame.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby qpholley13 » Jul 13 2015, 9:30pm

I did it all on my 00 with just hand tools. We don't have rust issues down here though.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby Mossyoakglock » Jul 13 2015, 9:43pm

Mine's an '08 and in TN so no real rust issues down here.

I do know that either way I do it I'll have to remove the rear bumper because if I tilt the bed, I'll snag the bumper with the way it wraps around the bottom of the bed. Just out of curiosity, what is the most you would raise the one side up? I've got some 2x2 red oak pieces that are about 3ft long that I was going to use.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby masondw » Jul 13 2015, 10:09pm

if it's anything like my '03 2 feet should be fine, although I guess it depends on how tall your pump is too because you have to pull it nearly straight out the top of the tank.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby qpholley13 » Jul 13 2015, 10:18pm

Why not just get a buddy to help you just take the bed off? Gives you more room and you won't have to worry about the bed falling on you.
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby BogginChevy » Jul 13 2015, 10:23pm

dont forget, it can be a nightmare if they are captured nuts and they break loose.. you will need a high spped impact or darn good luck to get them back tight.......
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Re: Fuel Pump - Bed Removal 2000 Silverado

Postby Machster69 » Jul 14 2015, 1:16am

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