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Replacing fuel pump...anything else down there?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Dec 2, 2000.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    My fuel pump has been going out for a few weeks, and it finally gave out today. I already have an appt with a shop thats putting a new one in on Wednesday because I don't have time to. Do I need to replace the sending unit or anything else while I get this done, or does the sending unit come with the pump? I talked to a guy today who has a K5 and he had to get a new one and the pump was included with something else and it was about $450. I don't know if that included labor, but I've been told about $250 to $300 to get it changed, which is the best price I couuld find, but still pretty steep. So does anyone know if I have to do anything else? TIA

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  2. Butch

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    There is a screen that goes on the end of the pump, any good mechanic will replace it, but I would ask him to make sure. If it gets clogged no gas will get through

    I thought I was wrong once,
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    Will come either way. Can buy the pump seperate.
     
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    90K5, how do you know its your pump?
     
  5. 90K5

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    Low fuel pressure, stalling like running out of gas

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  6. mich89k5

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    I would suggest to drop it off expecting to pay for the pump and sending unit. I made the mistake of taking to a dealership who is open at night and needed it done by morning time and I was on a budget. Well around ten oclock I got a call that they needed to repace the sending unit also. I thought I was getting scammed and told them to put it back together and I would do it myself. I took every precaution to avoid having to replace the sending unit, but it didn't work out in my favor. Come to find out, after having to pick up a sending unit, that it is very common, due to corrosion, that the sending unit and fuel pump are replaced at the same time. The price you were quoted sounds right. Good luck.

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