What's an easier wAy to change fuel pump in 1995 Pontiac firebird other than taking exhaust down

Asked by Mar 19, 2013 at 04:39 PM about the 1995 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Here is the procedure...http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/fbody/fuelpump.htm, besides paying someone else to do it, or buying a new car, I'm not sure how much easier it can be.

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The easiest way is have somebody else do it. Other than that, I don't know what you are talking about taking the exhaust down, it;s far more complicated than that The fuel pump on a Pontiac Firebird is directly connected to the fuel tank. If you need to replace the fuel pump yourself, you must disconnect and remove the tank from the car to change the pump. Before working on any part of the fuel system, you need to remove all pressure in the system. You also must drain the gas from the tank. Relieve the pressure in the fuel system. Open the gas cap, go to the fuse box within the engine and remove the fuse for the fuel system. Start the engine and let it run until it stops. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise the car on jack stands and drain the fuel from the tank. Remove the tank's drain plug or the line running to the fuel filter. Make sure you know how much fuel is in the tank and have an approved container to pour it into. Clean the fuel system's exterior, especially around the fuel-sender assembly. This will prevent anything from contaminating the fuel system upon disassembly. Disconnect and remove the fuel tank and sender assembly from the fuel pump. Disconnect the fuel sender from the tank by removing its retaining ring and remove the pump from the sender. Install the new fuel pump onto the fuel sender and attach the sender back to the tank. Use a new strainer with the new pump and new O-rings on the tank's opening groove and the sender feed tube. Fold the strainer over itself and place the sender in the tank carefully so the strainer isn't damaged or trapped by the sump walls. Reconnect the fuel tank, torquing its bolts to 33 foot pounds. Refill the tank, close the fuel cap and reconnect the fuel system's fuse and the battery cable. Turn the ignition switch on (without starting the Firebird) for two seconds, switch it back off for 10 seconds and switch it back on. Repeat this two to three times to restore pressure in the system and check for leaks.

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if you know about where the pump is at tank top ,cut the body panel out above it ,with panel cutter,no sparks ,do the pump job and replace tin,old car so what ,wanna torch it punch hole in tank drain gas,plug fill with water, torch panel of tin out ,fix pump drain water ,plug tank add fuel ,done 1 hr.

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I did a trap door like 7jimmy7 said. You can take this as an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcAf5Wd5KFM I did a bit bigger cut to the left (driver) side so it would be more easy to disconnect hoses.

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I had a 1990 Chevy work truck with the 36 gallon tank that I just filled and the pump started to go out. I cut a hole in the bed to replace the pump.

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Another vote for the trapdoor mod. There are a plethora of write-ups around the web that can be found through google. Many of them are on ls1tech.com

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