1996 gmc sierra

sirmike
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Asked by sirmike Apr 26, 2013 at 06:38 PM about the 1996 GMC Sierra 1500

Question type: General

1996 gmc sierra which is an easier job when removing fuel pump, remove cargo box or
drop fuel tank

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judge_roy
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Isn't there an access hatch where you don't have to do either?....just undo the six cover bolts~?

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sirmike
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good question,is there???

mrmoony
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Three sided cut above pump area, bend box metal back, do pump job, beat metal back down then spot weld. That Way you won't have to unbolt anything. Did this a few times myself on older trucks.

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sirmike
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Thanks mark, risky though!!!

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judge_roy
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once you get there, the configuration will look like this, where there's a locking ring~

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sirmike
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photo seems cargo box was removed

judge_roy
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gonna be a two man job, to remove the box...got a nice flat area would think about four bolts and two straps at this point~

judge_roy
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mmooney is right, gotta weld the flap back, nothing will catch fire, as long as no gasoline isn't exposed~

tenspeed
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Cut an opening and screw down a larger piece of metal to cover it. http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/766463/original/fuelpumpconnectors.jp g

judge_roy
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Tenspeed, can you get those dimensions on where to cut? You probably are more in touch with this info than any of us, so a drawing or dimensions would help this feller~

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sirmike
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for sure good idea mark, the cutting part is where i have safety issues any suggestions

judge_roy
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I'm guessing a ten inch square but cannot tell from the front or back as some carpet padding is blockin'~

judge_roy
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if you've got a sawzall could start with a small hole or perhaps hole each corner and play connect the dots~ tin snips are out of the question unless you're a gorilla~

judge_roy
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mind the depth, use some setcollars or a wad of electrical tape on the drill to remind yourself to not drill into the gastank~ the metal is perhaps 12 ga. or .101"~

judge_roy
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smallest sawblade with the most teeth 48/in. would be nice~

judge_roy
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or if you've access to air power, a "cut-off" tool 3 1/2" abrasive roundNround at 4000 rpm would throw a few sparks but would make a neat job of it~

sirmike
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thanks for the help judge,tenspeed, moony,very, grateful

judge_roy
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glad I can help, these aren't too wonky, if you can get 'em clean~

dereckloy
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I used a hammer and sharp chisel to start my hole, then i just bent it back and slid a bedliner in it.

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