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    99+ f body fuel pump/ tank access door

    This is a follow-on to an old thread about making an access door for 98 and earlier fuel pumps from Eboggs.

    http://www.ls2.com/forums/showthread...ight=fuel+pump

    My car is a 2000 V6. I've been hearing the pump whine sometimes, so I know I need to get is replaced.

    Here are some pictures. I used a Dremel with a metal cutting wheel. It took two wheels to cut the whole door.

    I scored (but did not cut through) along the "hinge" section. The job is not done. I still have to get the fuel pump replaced. After everthing is done, I'm going to put a screw down piece of metal over the door and seal it with silicone.

    The big difference from 98s and earlier, as others have noted, is the 99+ access area is more rearward. Also, the critical area during cutting is the driver's side of the rectangle where the line marked, "FUEL FLAMMABLE" is located. All other areas leave you 1/2 inch clearance, but at that point, the fuel line is less than 1/4 inch (say about 1/8") from the sheet metal that you are cutting through.

    I found the Dremel was very easy, but created lots of sparks. I just pushed up the carpet to create a barrier from the rest of the car and had absolutely no mess.

    The top of the fuel tank had lots of gray south Florida sand/dirt. You can see how I wiped it up some. The pump assembly appears to have done away with the screws in the 98 and earlier models.

    I've just got it duct taped shut for now until I get the pump replaced. I''ll also paint the bare metal edges with Rustoleum.






    Last edited by EvergladesW68; 11-19-2007 at 05:24 AM.

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    Looks quite efficient.


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    The part number for the 3.8L V6 99-02 fuel pump is 25316320.

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    good job!

    but man i hope my pump never goes out... i really don't wanna start cutting into my car

    how many miles do you have on it?

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    My Firebird has 137,000 miles on it.

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    We've done it before on a friends' car...I don't have the heart to cut mine up though, just dropped everything out

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    The part cost $339.78, including shipping, from Gmpartsdirect.

    I did not trust myself to be able to pull the gas lines out without making a mess, so I had a local ASE mechanic install it. He charged me $42.60.

    The mechanic had a little trouble getting the round flange to move at first (you have to rotate it and it has to go past raised stops). He got a bigger hammer and it then turned.

    Rustoleum, sheet metal, screws and silicone were all leftovers I had in the garage. Total out of pocket cost was $382.38.

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    Nice info and good work!

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