Fuel pump location

Tiny
KIM36280
  • MEMBER
  • 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 151,000 MILES
Where is the fuel pump located on a Impala LT?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 AT 7:07 AM

6 Replies

Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
Good morning my name is Roy and I will assist.

The pump is located inside the fuel tank. The fuel tank will have to be removed to gain access to the pump. Before replacing, make sure you do a pressure test and a voltage test to the pump to verify the failure.

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+2
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 AT 7:10 AM
Tiny
KIM36280
  • MEMBER
Will the tank have to be lowered or is their a access panel I was wanting to cut a small hole in the trunk to see if I could access it without having to lower the tank?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+2
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 AT 7:14 AM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
No, there is no access panel for the pump. I do not recommend cutting a hole as it will compromise the strength of the trunk floor.

Besides, the pump has lines attached that would require a huge hole be cut. I attached a picture for you of the pump and lines.

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+2
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 AT 7:32 AM
Tiny
KIM36280
  • MEMBER
We do not have the money to take to a mechanic and I know you do not recommend it but where would I have to cut the hole to get to it?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 AT 8:23 AM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
I do not have a diagram of the top of the tank to give you the exact location. What I suggest is to go under the car, look up where you can see it and I would start by punching a hole in the area. Then open the hole you made at the top and you will get an idea of where it is located and then you can adjust your hole accordingly.

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 AT 8:36 AM
Tiny
WRENCHER1
  • EXPERT
You really do not want to attempt cutting a hole. The other problem with doing that is the tank will be a couple inches below the floor and the pump does not lift straight out. It has to be laid down as it comes out so the float will clear and with the gap between the tank and the floor, that will not be possible. You will destroy your floor and still not get the pump out.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 AT 10:59 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links