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Replacing Fuel Pump in VT 1998

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by BoingMan, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. BoingMan

    BoingMan New Member

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    Hi all,

    Just bought my second Holden (first VP Calais now Holden VT Executive).

    I'm trying to replace my fuel pump, now, i've managed to get the fuel tank down and get the fuel pump container out, however i don't know how to get the fuel pump itself out of the container it sits in.

    Just a few tips on how to detach the fuel pump from the cables and containers would be MUCH appreciated, i've given up for the night, pretty damn tired, but i'll have a go at finishing it off tomorrow night.

    Cheers in advance for your help.
     
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    accentstencil Well-Known Member

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    This should help. May I suggest you buy a manual, they are very helpful and relatively cheap.
    When you open the attached thumbnail, right click on the image and then select "view image" to get a bigger picture and you can also zoom in.
     

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    Thanks,
    I finally managed to get it all installed and reconnected and the tank reattached, car's starting but there's white smoke pouring out now...any ideas?

    Thanks for the help :)
     
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    Just condensation, i suck, my bad.
     
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    haha hope you didnt replace it with a full tank like I did!
     
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    ahmedomnnea Ahmed.Iraq

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    is it the same procedure for the vx?
     
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    hey guys my vt recently stalled when i was driving and now wont start ,the guage ####ed up and said 60kms till empty but tank was empty already ,put fuel in it now it will run but reali ruff and i can drive it but cnt put my foot on the accelerater too much or it stalls.any help on what it could be???.....maybz fuel pump shagged itself when fuel tank was empty and pick up stuff frm inside tank??
     
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    acarmody Donati..Whoa Green

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    Fuel pumps can die pretty fast when there is no fuel going through it. I think it uses the fuel to cool down the pump, or something.
     
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    yerrr and i think i got air in the line wich probs wud of stuffed it anyway!!! what wud be a good reliable fuel pump?...and costings?
     
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    Wombles Cars cost too much.

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    Usually the pump is always in a bubble of fuel. Yes. They usually do fail quiet quickly to, so ive been told.
     
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    I bought a 1994 Vr Commodore just recently, a gas tank has been put into the car but as soon as we drove it home it was empty. The car won't start and the ex owner disconnected the fuel pump. I have no idea how to gain access to the fuel tank to get to the fuel pump. Will jacks give enough height to do this properly because the fuel tank might (or might not) need to be drained? Is it worth paying the money for a mechanic to do this job? Is the fuel tank located on the drivers seat side or the passenger side? I don't want to replace anything I just want to connect the pump, so is it just one thing I'd need to connect or will I find a whole heap of stuff that needs connecting? I know very little about cars and this is my first one so I want to do all of this right.
    If someone could give me some answers that'd be great.
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Yep both the same
     
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    Hey I just changed my fuel pump but still having same problem car start but when I give it a rev the car dies not sure wats going on plz help???
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Might sound stupid but did you put the relay / fuse back in ?
     
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    Have you replaced the fuel filter?
     

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