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My 03 with 121,000 miles has the famous gas tank leak. I took it to the dealer today and they said no problem they will fix it for free under the extended gas tank warranty and they are ordering a new one. I asked about changing the fuel pump and he said it was up to me, as GM will only pay for the tank and labor.
My question is should I change the fuel pump? (pay only for pump, no labor, while it is apart).
He didn't have a price for me on the new fuel pump.
Thanks, Walter :yellow:
 

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"tiny" agree with river_rat !!! Do it while they are installing the new tank. We changed out many, mainly GM vehicles, when I worked at Bud's Tire. It's not a bad job at all if the vehicle is on a lift, but almost impossible trying to do it on the ground. Do it, Do it, Do it. tennesseecozydog :ssr
 

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The service manager told me the same thing, emphasizing that the pump was not defective. I had it changed, thinking that I would feel that was (probably) one less thing to go bad.
 

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My question is should I change the fuel pump? (pay only for pump, no labor, while it is apart).
He didn't have a price for me on the new fuel pump.
Thanks, Walter :yellow:
My answer is yes. Pain in the butt to drop the tank again if the sender or pump go bad unless you have access to a lift. Especially since you have 120K plus on the original.
When I had my Sender changed under warranty, I thought they told me they were separate units not an assembly. ???

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I would have them change the pump assembly as well as the fuel filter. Same labor. The benefit to this is the new pump will have a warranty of it's own, so if it fails within that period, next one is gratis.
The down side is the cost at a dealer is about $450.
$211 @ ROCKAUTO
 

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When I had my Sender changed under warranty, I thought they told me they were separate units not an assembly. ???

Nick
You can get and replace the sender separately. However, most pumps (if not all) will have the sender already installed on the assembly. Make sure you stick with a Delco or GM assembly.
 

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You can get and replace the sender separately. However, most pumps (if not all) will have the sender already installed on the assembly. Make sure you stick with a Delco or GM assembly.
Thanks everyone, I will them to install a new fuel pump. :yellow:
So ask if the pump and sender are a unit or separate. '05 (I think) and '06, I know had sender problems! If they are separate I think you should do both. The Dealer I went to only did the Sender on warranty and I didn't do the pump because it only had 22,000 miles.

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When the fuel level sender for the fuel gauge fails under warranty, that part is the only part GM will pay for and change. ($30 part)
The pump module includes the sender, so both get replaced when changing the fuel pump assembly. ($450 part )

The good part for Walter here is the labor time savings.
Don't forget fuel filter.
 

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When the fuel level sender for the fuel gauge fails under warranty, that part is the only part GM will pay for and change. ($30 part)
The pump module includes the sender, so both get replaced when changing the fuel pump assembly. ($450 part )

The good part for Walter here is the labor time savings.
Don't forget fuel filter.
Thanks Jim, I am going to call the service manager 1st thing Monday morning and tell him to order the fuel pump. He is a friend of mine, so we will if he takes care of me with the price. :yellow:
 

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Check the Charcoal Canister also.
My "shutting off at the Fuel Pump" problem turned out to be the Canister
not processing the vapors. Fuel Purge and Vent Valve didn't do the trick.
 
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