700.00 is my guesstimate!Guess what it cost"s to have fuel pump& fuel filter R&R in Northern Mich. GM dealership???[/b]
On my 99 Escalade I learned this trick when the pump went out, leaving the key "on" slide under the truck, and smack the center of the fuel tank with a big rubber mallet. You'll hear it spool up, truck will usually have about 100+ miles left in it at that point. Just don't shut it off till you get where you need to be.700.00 is my guesstimate!
Somebody needs to invent an alternative fuel supply option for emergencies because the damn things go out while youre driving down the road, and you could be stranded in the middle of nowhere. It happened to a friend of mine in Wyoming. One of the ranchers out there (yes this is true) siphoned the washer solvent out of the reservoir, put gasoline in it and routed the windshield wiper washer hoses to the throttle body. Hit the "squirts" and hang on! Guess it was quite a ride out of the mountains. (He was mule deer hunting)[/b]
Thanks for that! Very good to know, and sounds like it would work. (just hope I dont have to find out the hard way)On my 99 Escalade I learned this trick when the pump went out, leaving the key "on" slide under the truck, and smack the center of the fuel tank with a big rubber mallet. You'll hear it spool up, truck will usually have about 100+ miles left in it at that point. Just don't shut it off till you get where you need to be.[/b]
Dude, thats rediculous! A friend of mine works on vehicles as a hobby/side job in his barn. I bet he has done 6-8 of those fuel pumps in the last 3 years. They are not hard to do at all. Unbolt the box, if he's by himself lift it off with a cherry picker, put it back together and done. He can have one done by himself in less than 2 hours. I bet he would charge you less than $400 with OEM parts. I think the sending unit with pump are close to $300. Where are you located?Work truck.. has 170 k miles.. other than basic maintainence 1st dime I've put in her.... $1015.52 less$ 60.00 tow bill.. Been a great truck but WTF???[/b]
:gives: "The question was How much to replace the fuel pump?" Not "What do you dirve?" :bigfinger:he he, had gm trucks for the last 25 years. thank god for nissan. i dont care how much my stuff costs anymore. most of its covered if theres a problem. its just nice to have a kick ass truck[/b]
:div20::gives: "The question was How much to replace the fuel pump?" Not "What do you dirve?" :bigfinger:
:gtyof: People in this Michigan forum are losing their jobs almost every week on here or having to leave their families to move out of state for work. Myself inncluded, 7 weeks now out of work, AND I DID NOT WORK FOR A UNION...EVER!
So don't bring that Import BS to this forum. :shutup2: And don't even start with the lazy UAW worker, that's neither here or there at this point. The failing US Auto Industry is now effecting our WHOLE STATE. Not just the auto worker. It is effecting the Malls, Day Cares, barber shops, resturants, Powersports stores, realtors, Marinas, etc. etc.
I am not going to go into the debate about Import vs. Domestic once again on this forum :beatingdeadhorse: There was a time last summer when I was ready to buy an import because my Domestic truck had me so mad. But I am not going to turn my back on thousands of fellow Michiganders due a simple mechanical problem they didn't create.[/b]