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Old 10-29-2008, 08:03 AM
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Electric fuel pump

Not having any issues, just wondering what the usual life expectancy of an electric fuel pump is? I have a 2001 Silverado with 78,000 miles on it. I was thinking about replacing it before it leaves me stranded as it is my daily driver.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:27 AM
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Being that you are talking about a GM, I am surprised that it has made it that many miles . I have replaced many GM fuel pumps, some with less miles, some with many more miles than you are talking about. The call has to be yours, but it is a good question. I do suggest that you buy a GM/Delco fuel pump assembly when you do replace it, I have had nothing but bad luck with the aftermarket ones.

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I think it really depends on how well you maintained the Fuel Filter (by the way, did you know that the new GM Gas Pickups don't have a Fuel Filter?)-one of my Sons has my old 2000 Yukon, it has about 230,000 Miles on it and still drives like new (and gets 21 mgp)-we have always replaced the Fuel Pumps at 100,000 Miles whether they needed it or not (with GM Pumps)-

If it were mine, I'd replace the Fuel Filter and go 100,000 then replace the Pump-
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Thanks for the heads up. I haven't had any problems but I don't want to either.

Is it easier to pull the bed or drop the tank to change the pump?

Toby
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I thought those pumps were mounted on the frame rail. I may be wrong tho'.
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They are in the tank . I have a 99 silverado and my son has a 2000 . The 99 has 50k and the 2000 has 160k . Fuel light comes on on both. Ill just wait til they quit then pull the bed . six bolts if i am right .
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Here at work they drop the Tank-
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Here at work they drop the Tank-
That's what I do also.

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i have seen gm's with 5 miles on them and the fuel pumps go out my moms mailbu went about 10000 my bosses hd2500 went about 120000 but its just all depends if u run regular i would change the fuel filter every 15000 miles gm says thats the main reason they go out is cause the filter clogs and works the pump too hard but i dont buy it thats how they make there money fuel pumps and steering shafts.

also its is much much easier if u just drop the tank and change it i watched my boss do it out in the hay field in 30 min or less with a full tank
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Depends on whether you'd rather stand up and do it with a hoist or lay down and do it without one.
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