Fuel pump replacement dilemma on a 1991 GMC SIERRA

Asked by Dec 30, 2016 at 08:15 AM about the 1991 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLX 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just got a 91 GMC SIERRA on trade the fuel pump
needs to be replaced! My husband is a good
mechanic and has taught me everything I know
about rebuilding & working on vehicle's.  

Here's my dilemma he wants me to take off the
bed to access the pump in the tank, but I'm a chick
and I'm restoring my truck myself so I want to
make it easier and accessible for future issues so i
was going to cut a hatch (flap) in the bed of the
truck over the tank and replace it.

5 Answers

111,715

You could but you shouldn't need to replace the fuel pump for another 100,000 miles.there really nothing to service other the the fuel pump. Don't you have a few friends that could help you lift off the bed...

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23,705

I'm confused- you have to take the bed off?! Can't you just drop the gas tank? What happened to the easy-to-work-on pick-em-ups?

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71,575

Nope, the bed has to come off. Working with a torch near the gas tank is VERY dangerous!! If you have a decent sized tree you can even lift it off using a come-a-long. HTH. -Jim

23,705

and the Truth will set you free-

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
23,705

just get a truck already designed to be useful-

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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