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Jeeper's 2005 Colorado

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
Fuel pump died on me yesterday. I filled up at the station, and it wouldn't start afterwords. I prefer to take the bed off of trucks to access the pump, especially when the tank is full. I looked under the bed and could see the fuel lines right at the front of the bed. It took about an hour to get the shell, all my tools, and the bed off.

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And then...

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The lines I saw were just vent lines! The pump is actually under the cab :( FML.

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I took the pressure washer and cleaned it all real good. I will have to drain my tank now so I can drop it..
 

boogie_4wheel

Active Member
Oh man what a pisser!
On my '97 GMC, I dropped the tank once and lifted the bed once. When I did the bed, I just loosened the back 2 bolts and tipped the bed up like a dumpbed.
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
Because I had just filled up, it’s got 18 gallons of gas in it. I pulled the filler neck off so I can siphon the gas out.. nope.. it has an anti-siphon valve in the tank! I’ve always dealt with them in the fuller neck, not the tank. Lame.
 

Spork

Tin Foil Hat Equipped
Could you get a hose in where the breather is?
 

glockman

I hate Jeeps
Location
Pleasant Grove
BOO. One step forward, two steps back. I find that if I just resign myself to being in the garage for at least two days on a little project, it usually goes way better. If I figure I can zip right through something simple, it takes forever and everything goes wrong.
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
Could you get a hose in where the breather is?
No, the connections make a 90, so I cant stick a hose down.. and the fittings are plastic welded in place so I cant get it out.
 

Kevin B.

OLAF
Supporting Member
Location
Stinkwater
Crappy. I've played that game, except I fought for a full day to get the bed off because the bolts were rusted. Once I found out I couldn't get to the fuel pump with the bed off either, I just said ***it and used ratchet straps to drop the tank with the gas still in it. It's not as heavy as you'd think.
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
I dropped the tank low enough to get the pump loose, then siphoned the gas out. After that it was a piece of cake to get it dropped and swapped. To get it all done and back together took about 4 hours today. The siphoning and pouring gas into my other truck took some of that time.
Not nearly as fast as doing it bed off.
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I still have the tools out and shell off. Without all that extra weight, this truck rides like a tank! The lift i put on was an add-a-leaf. It rides awesome when I have it loaded. If I did the lift and didn’t carry a lot of weight, I would be way mad.
 
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