Fuel pump access panel location

Tiny
WIDTRAK77
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  • 2001 PONTIAC MONTANA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
Is there an access panel for the fuel pump under the carpet in my van?
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 10:24 AM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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No, you have to drop the fuel tank. An access panel would have been a good idea, but they never did it. I have heard of people "cutting" one in, but I would not recommend it.

Here is a guide to help and diagrams below to get the job done:

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.

Cheers
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 11:39 AM
Tiny
HACKEX
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  • 2001 PONTIAC MONTANA
Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic 13,000 miles.

No codes are thrown. Engine turns over but no go. It has spark.
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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Grab a noid light, at the parts store, they are cheap, plug it into your injectors to see if they are firing, if they are, test fuel pressure.
https://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_fuel_injection_pressure.htm
Go here and checkout our video.
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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WILLIAMRAWSON
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  • 2003 PONTIAC MONTANA
  • 3.4L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I am wanting to know if there is a access panel for the fuel pump or do I have to drop the tank?
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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Sorry, tank has to come down if you do it by the book. There are people who have cut the floor open but not something I recommend. Fuel vapor + spark while cutting = Not anything good!
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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 2002 PONTIAC MONTANA
  • 6 CYL
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  • 124,000 MILES
We can hear the fuel pump running, there is fuel at the engine, but the van will still not start. If we manually inject gas at the throttle body, the van runs until this gas is burned.
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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Assuming this is a fuel issue and that spark and compression are good, since the fuel is getting to the injectors but no further, you will need to test the injectors to ensure they are pulsing. If they are not, check fuses and relays. If they are then test the fuel pressure to ensure there is enough fuel being pushed through by the fuel pump.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-fuel-injector
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