Remove fuel pump

Tiny
FIXITMIC
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
My Chevy Venture quit running today, its seems to not be getting fuel. It will start with Either or Starter Fluid but only runs a few moments. I am thinking its the fuel pump. If so, do I need any special tools to remove the fuel pump? Is there a way to change the pump without dropping the tank?
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Saturday, September 11th, 2010 AT 6:43 PM

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Tiny
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If you can hear the fuel pump come on for a few seconds, here is how you replace the fuel pump step by step with diagrams below to show you in your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Saturday, September 11th, 2010 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
MOBILE MICHANIC
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET VENTURE
Heater problem
2001 Chevy Venture 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Were is the fuel pump in tank or were and are there any tricks to replacing it
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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FREEMBA
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The pump is in the gas tank. No tricks to fix this one.
A brief step-by-step:

Disconnect battery.
Raise and support vehicle.
Disconnect fuel tank filler hoses.
Disconnect evap. Lines (they connect to the fuel sending unit on top of the tank--so you may have to wait until you lower the tank a little before disconnecting).
Disconnect fuel lines.
Support the fuel tank and remove the mounting straps.
Slowly lower the tank, remove the evap. Lines if you didn't previously.
Unplug the electrical connections at the fuel sending unit.
Lower tank conpletely.
Turn the sending unit retaining ring counterclockwise until it releases may have to TAP it with a screwdriver and hammer to get it moving).
Remove the fuel pump and sending unit (it's all one unit)
Reverse this process to install (use a new gasket to ensure a good seal).
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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PSCGWZ
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET VENTURE
Engine Performance problem
2000 Chevy Venture Front Wheel Drive Automatic 153000 miles

Where is the fuel pump located? Is it feasable for an experienced shade tree mechanic to replace it on a driveway?

I paid $20.00 for an answer a few minutes ago through pay pal.
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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It's a bitch, and I wouldn't do it. Can you?. Yeah.
;-)

You are going to want as much room as you can get to manuver the tank out, but low enough so you can get to line connections, filler neck etc.

10 year old truck. If you are in a northern state or a climate that may call for salt on the road, it's really gonna suck. Just my opinion.

Southern States where things are clean underneath, it might not be too bad. I would have a couple sets of jack stands to change the height with a jack would be my thought along with a hydrolic jack.

Post back if you need ANYTHING.

Wear glasses! Rust or gas suck.

Get a delphi pump and a fuel filter as well.
(Seriously, I just helped a guy through a problem regarding this issue on the filter.)
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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RAIDER.FAN.3
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET VENTURE
Engine Performance problem
2000 Chevy Venture 4 cyl Automatic

Are car isn't starting and we were told it is the fuel pump. We are trying to replace it ourselves. My question is what does it look like? I wanted to see a picture of what it is.
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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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FUEL SENDER ASSEMBLY
Removal
Release fuel system pressure. See FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE RELEASE . Remove the fuel tank. See FUEL TANK . Clean all of the fuel pipe connections, all of the hose connections, and all of the areas surrounding the connections before disconnecting the connections in order to avoid possible contamination of the fuel system.
Disconnect the fuel sender quick-connect fittings. See FUEL LINE DISCONNECT FITTINGS . Disconnect the fuel sender electrical connector. Disconnect the fuel tank pressure sensor electrical connector. See Fig. 22 . Using Fuel Sender Lock Ring Tool (J-39348), remove the fuel sender lock ring.
CAUTION:DO NOT handle the fuel sender assembly by the fuel pipes. The amount of leverage generated by handling the fuel pipes could damage the joints.

Remove the fuel sender assembly and seal from the fuel tank. Discard the fuel sender assembly seal. Clean and inspect the fuel sender sealing surfaces.
Installation
Position the NEW fuel sender seal on the fuel tank. DO NOT fold over or twist the fuel pump strainer when installing the fuel sender assembly, as this will restrict fuel flow. Also, assure that the fuel pump strainer does not block full travel of float arm.
Install the fuel sender assembly and the fuel sender lock ring using the fuel sender lock nut wrench. Connect the quick-connect fittings at the fuel sender. Connect the fuel sender electrical connector. Connect the fuel tank pressure sensor electrical connector. Install the fuel tank. See FUEL TANK .
Add fuel to the fuel tank. Install the fuel tank filler pipe cap. Connect the negative battery cable. Perform the following procedure in order to inspect for leaks: Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF for 2 seconds. Turn OFF the ignition for 10 seconds. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. Inspect for fuel leaks.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 AT 2:16 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TRUDYDEMOSS
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 150,000 MILES
What's the module or junction box underneath the van on drivers side called where fuel pump wires run collided need to where to get them called gm dealer they have no idea need wire ends an box
Van will run when you give it a shot of gas move wires fuel pump runs
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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 AT 2:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check your fuel pressure with a gauge just becaue the pump runs means that it is giving enough pressure to run. Should be 52-59 psi with 52 being bare minimum if not then replace fuel pump
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