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post #1 of 47 Old 01-19-2013, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Pump R&R

hello all. was wondering if anyone has done a fuel pump r&r on their own. i looked underneath my jeep and it seems pretty basic. loosen the straps. disconnect the connector and disconnect the filler tube.
so my question to u is, is it pretty easy to do on my own?

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post #2 of 47 Old 01-19-2013, 12:45 PM
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I am about to do this either this weekend or next is seems pretty straight forward, are you replacing it? I am just replacing the seal cause mine leaks
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post #3 of 47 Old 01-19-2013, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I'm gonna replace it. The gauge is on empty and fuel lite is on.
I'm waiting on a used pump I bought.
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post #4 of 47 Old 01-19-2013, 12:52 PM
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I am about to do this either this weekend or next is seems pretty straight forward, are you replacing it? I am just replacing the seal cause mine leaks
What's taking so long ?

Good info for the swap here
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post #5 of 47 Old 01-19-2013, 01:22 PM
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What's taking so long ?

Good info for the swap here
Lol it still has gas in the tank only a quarter left I might siphon it out and drop it this weekend and do the seal. I filled it up last payday and used only 3/4 of a tank I was gonna wait till almost empty to do it.
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post #6 of 47 Old 01-19-2013, 05:59 PM
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Lol it still has gas in the tank
You would be done already if you bought a jeep with a 5.2 or 5.9
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post #7 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well I have decided that once my fuel pump comes in, I'm gonna just cut a hole in the floor board in the back and do it that way. Someone recommended that and I'm seriously thinking on doing it. Anyone think I shouldn't?
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post #8 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 03:52 PM
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It's not a bad idea. Just be real careful cutting through the floor. You should make a removable hatch in place of the hole you want to cut, for future access to the pump. And don't forget to seal it up well.

My cylinder head overhaul: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/cylinder-head-r-r-picture-heavy-1348138/
My transmission overhaul: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/how-change-transmission-electronics-1560948/
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post #9 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah that's what I was thinking. My only thing would be I need to find a air hammer with a panel cutter. I don't want to use a cut off wheel.
I don't have a compressor. Any suggestions on how to go about cutting?
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post #10 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 04:17 PM
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Its only 2 bolts holding the straps up, just soak them and clean the threads off. Disconnect the hoses right at the tank. It doesn't take that long and I think its much easier then cutting a hole through the floor.
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post #11 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 04:20 PM
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I hope you are planning on removing the tank first then cutting the hole. I wouldn't risk my life attempting to do it with the tank still installed. I would just use a scroll saw with a metal blade to get the job done.
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post #12 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I know. But I keep hearing different stories. From 5 hours r&r to less than an hour.
I know I will be on the ground. My concern is that I don't want to break anything.
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post #13 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I was gonna lower it first. I figured I can drill a hole and using my jigsaw.
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post #14 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 05:05 PM
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Even if it takes a week. It's better than potentially looking like fire marshal Bill afterwords.
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post #15 of 47 Old 01-21-2013, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Lol, now that's funny. Yeah I will drop the tank. Ur right, don't need to catch me or the house on fire.
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