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#18 of 34 Fuel pump brands for 1999 Suburban
Apr 20, 2010 (8:57 pm)
I have a 1999 Chevy (C2500) V-8 454 Suburban with 142K miles and I replaced the fuel pumps (AC Delco) twice and now the pump is going out once again but I will not replace it with the same AC Delco junk. Can anyone tell me of the following brands, which fuel pump would last the longest? Delphi, Airtex, Bosch or Carter. I just read a string that stated Carter was not a good pump so I can eliminate that one.
#19 of 34 Another pump replacement...
Apr 21, 2010 (4:58 am)
Sorry to hear of your repeating problem with fuel pumps. Mine was noisy for quite some time before replacing but saved money by buying just the pump and NOT the whole assembly. This cuts the price almost in half but the installation labor at a shop is high..not a quick easy job. It depends on how much fuel is in the tank which can't be siphoned out before dropping it. That's why I cut a hole in the floor and replaced it from above and screwed a sealed plate over the hole. This way future pumps are so easy to access and a DIY job.
I'd go with the Bosch pump if it were mine to do again. Also check the regulator or kinks in the line causing extra work on the pump that may cause premature failures. The running pressure is normally around 52psi at the check port.
#20 of 34 1971 Sportsvan Help
May 03, 2010 (6:06 am)
I need weather stripping and body molding for a 1971 Chevy conversion sportsvan...does anybody have any ideas where to find it - Chevy truck sites are no help...anybody parting one of these out?
#21 of 34 Re: Another pump replacement... [mcgyver]
May 12, 2010 (10:55 am)
"That's why I cut a hole in the floor and replaced it from above and screwed a sealed plate over the hole."
was this in a Suburban? if so can you give me an idea where the hole is cut? thanks
May 12, 2010 (7:40 pm)
Sorry but I can't recall the exact dimensions and have sold the '99 and bought a newer 2003 model. Maybe someone else will chime in and have the dimensions to share with you......maybe when they drop their tank for a pump replacement.
#23 of 34 Fuel pump brands for 1999 Suburban
Jul 12, 2010 (9:41 pm)
Update 99 Suburban (142K miles) V-8, 7.4 liter, 454 fuel pump failures: I installed the Airtex brand fuel pump as my previous (2) AC Delco pumps failed. Both AC Delco pumps were noisy but this new Airtex pump barely hums on an empty tank! I will keep you updated on the longevity of this pump. Also when I purchased the pump it came with the updated wiring harness and wiring diagram so it was a snap to install and I saved $800 by doing it myself minus the cost of the pump and fuel filter. Now if I can only figure out why the needle on my fuel gauge vibrates constantly...New pump had fuel sending unit so I can eliminate that as a problem, any ideas?
#24 of 34 Re: Suburban fuel pump replacement [reggelsen]
Jul 15, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Im in the process of replacing my fuel pump for the second time within 6 months but when we install you can hear it turn off then it stops checked the relay fuse can anyone help me please
#25 of 34 Re: Suburban fuel pump replacement [samsam4]
Jul 15, 2010 (7:37 pm)
Check to be sure you have a good ground, especially if you're up in the snow belt
which causes lots of havoc with electrical systems. Then check all your plug connections for a firm positive feel. When there is no operation, check the hot side of the fuel pump relay for voltage going to the pump. If there is none there you may have a bad ECU which sends a signal to send voltage to the pump.
#26 of 34 Re: Suburban fuel pump replacement [mcgyver]
Dec 02, 2010 (10:09 am)
mcgyver, ia ECU differnt from a ECM? I am having some difficulties with a new pump and read about a bad ECM. I have a few things to look at tonight before I post my issues. Thanks!
#27 of 34 Suburban fuel pump replacement - 2002
Aug 02, 2011 (7:28 am)
I need to replace my fuel pump and don't want to buy the Autozone $250 complete pump set up for my 2002 Suburban. Does anyone know of the brand and part number to buy just the pump? I have the numbers for the two pumps in my 91 ZR1 at Autozone and I guess one could buy just the pump for the Suburban. Thanks