Fuel Pump Replacement (The Easy Way)

justin13703

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Nice write up, the only other thing I've done before when I've done fuel pumps in the past is de pressurize the lines by pulling the fuel pump relay and running the truck until it shuts off that way when you disconnect the fuel line it doesn't spray gas everywhere.
 

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Seem's most logical to me, I had almost 3/4's of a tank in there with no way to get my truck up high enough to drop the tank.
What do you mean "high enough to drop tank", I ask because I eventually have to take my tank out to repair a hole in the frame, at least I'm thinking that I have t to do the repair right. I'll replace fuel pump when I do this as truck is an 03, even though there's nothing wrong with it.

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You shouldn't have an issue - when you have 3/4's of a tank like I did that tank becomes beast and isn't easy to handle. I could have dropped it "as is", but I would have needed my drive up ramps. I have to replace the pump gain this weekend so I'm going to run the tank as low as I can and drop it this time. I did it this way only because of the fuel level.
 

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When I replaced the fuel pump in my wife's '01 Ram 2500 I used my atv lift to lower and raise the tank. As long as it is realatively centered the wide stance of the jack lift pads do good job of holding a gas tank. I also have a good beerneighbor who was with me as I am the good beerneighbor when he works on his vehicles. Beerneighbors are awesome! :favorites13:
 

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22167ea242f70f65dcd93af1299295f5.jpg47df90323021f19dd6465221b192e822.jpg I was lucky enough to have access to a forklift.
 

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Same deal on my 01 Frontier. Easier to cut off the bed bolts and get a couple guys to help take the bed off.

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Kinda similar procedure here... I let my truck sit for several yeas and when I finally decided to replace my pump... the truck was parked in sand. I ended up pulling the rear bumper and removing bed bolts, run the longer bed bolts 1/2” back into rear holes and jacked truck bed until bed just made contact with the cab, dump bed effect...inserted two 4x4’s blocks 77A1A3A8-CCF4-42CF-ADED-358B2333C9CC.pngfor safety precaution..
 

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