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Old 07-24-2013, 12:26 PM
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I ran across this today and was like WTF? This is a perfect example of how not to change the fuel pump in a 2nd gen Ram.

I'm still trying to figure out how his pump is 12" from "the front of the tailgate".

Has anyone else ever seen a prime example (video) of how not to do something.



I really hope the follow-up isn't something like how to replace the air conditioning in a 1st gen...


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Years ago I worked with someone who owned an Oldsmobile Bravada. Her fuel pump fried 3 times in one year and her husband was so sick and tired of dropping the fuel tank he cut a hole in the floor just like this guy.
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That's a BIG hole he cut. The one I cut in my hood to check the oil is only HALF that size!
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Not a bad idea, but how do you fix the hole? I'm not sure I'd want to be welding over the top of my fuel tank. Maybe just a couple of pop rivets?
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that was just pure laziness. it takes 10 minutes to remove the bed. u just need a few extra sets of hands to lift it off. I had to
do that on my f150 to change the fuel pump
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I just can't seem to get over that it's a "how to" video.

Well then I don't feel so bad about going to college on the short bus.
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Had to revive this thread. 2nd gen member was having problems mounting a parking light and I told him there was a screw in the bottom after the light slides in to hole it in place.

Located a "how-to" video and thought I'd post the link to the video here. Pay special attention to what tools are necessary...and then watch him use the one not mentioned that is the problem the member I responded to was having. He couldn't find the phillips mounting screw. Nice lesson on how NOT to make a how-to video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dtzzpuL77bU

As for the clip-tool...I was going to buy one from Snap-On but I found a dandelion puller at the flea market for 25 cents...it looks like this:



not to mention you can find them around 2-to-3 feet long.

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As for the clip-tool...I was going to buy one from Snap-On but I found a dandelion puller at the flea market for 25 cents...it looks like this:



not to mention you can find them around 2-to-3 feet long.
2-to-3 feet long?!? No wonder you need a special tool to pull dandelions. Where do you live? Three Mile Island?
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Years ago I worked with someone who owned an Oldsmobile Bravada. Her fuel pump fried 3 times in one year and her husband was so sick and tired of dropping the fuel tank he cut a hole in the floor just like this guy.
Yeah fuel pumps were very common issue for GM's in the 90's and early 00's. I put 5 fuel pumps in my 97 s10 in 2 years. Just like gonefishin said I dropped the tank the first time and it took a few hours. 2nd time I took the bed off. 3rd,4th,5th times I was so good at taking the bed off I could do the entire job from start/finish with just the help of one person to lift the bed I could do it all in under an hour.

They FINALLY came out with a new harness to fix the issue, and after that 5th pump it's still going strong (now belongs to my boss's son).

We had a 97(IIRC) malibu as well and I think we put 3 pumps in it in a year or so. I hated dropping that tank.

Most vehicles now have access panels built in the floor board for the fuel pump since fuel filter's are typically not serviceable anymore.
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2-to-3 feet long?!? No wonder you need a special tool to pull dandelions. Where do you live? Three Mile Island?
No...I live in NJ. 3-mile island is much nicer.
The 24-inch dandelion puller is great for not having to stick your arm up inside the door panel to pop a clip without breaking them, the stubby works well on standard clips.
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