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Electric fuel pump replacement, how do I get the strainer through the hole?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by divorced, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. divorced

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    1996 K1500, Vortec 350


    So I'm replacing the fuel pump in my girlfriend's truck, and I got to the point of pulling the sending unit/fuel pump from the tank. How am I supposed to get this thing throught the hole? The screen on the bottom can't make it through. I don't want to screw up the sending unit because it's close to $300 to replace it. I think I know what to do to get it out, but I'll let someone tell me for sure.

    And also, the new pump is a "turbine" pump and it says it doesn't use pulsators and to throw them away. What's a pulsator?



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  2. 1979jimmy350

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    the screen is flexible and can be bent to get through the hole
     
  3. divorced

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    Cool, that's what I was thinking, but just wanted to check for sure.

    Any idea on the pulsators? I guess I'll go yank it out and check out what parts don't look like they're needed anymore. The new pump come with a bunch of clamps and other assorted crap... it looks like fun.

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  4. 1979jimmy350

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    the pulsator is right above the pump. one end goes on the fule pump and the other on the sending unit
     
  5. goldwing2000

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    Put some hair around it? :whistle:
     
  6. Bushido

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    Beside putting hair around it.:haha: ----You can remove it from the pump.It's only slid on with a little barb.You should think about replacing it as well with the pump.
     
  7. goldwing2000

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    You DEFINITELY DEFINITELY DEFINITELY have to replace that screen when you replace the pump!

    Fuel pump manufacturers won't honor the warranty unless you do.

    It's cheap insurance.
     
  8. divorced

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    Ok... I got the old one out and the new one in. I just need to re-connect all the hoses and wires then *hopefully* start the truck.

    I bought a new screen when I bought the pump, so I'm all good there.

    I found the pulsator. The new pump has a short hose that replaces the pulsator. Thanks 1979jimmy350 for the info.
     
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    that's good, because I was gonna say,,,spit on it :D
     

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