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I wonder if swapping out a battery on an EV is easier than a fuel pump on a gasser?
Aug 2, 2022 22:56:55   #
archie bunker Loc: Texas
 
Wondering because I was thinking I needed a fuel pump in my truck because it's been acting up a bit.
I checked prices, and the pump without the sending unit is about 160 bucks. I'd have to either pull the bed off, or drop the tank to get it done. Pain in the ass, but do able for a poor, backyard mechanic. I can get the part online, or at a parts store.
Is it this easy, and inexpensive with an electric vehicle? Just wondering before I make the transition.

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Aug 2, 2022 23:06:45   #
Birdmam
 
archie bunker wrote:
Wondering because I was thinking I needed a fuel pump in my truck because it's been acting up a bit.
I checked prices, and the pump without the sending unit is about 160 bucks. I'd have to either pull the bed off, or drop the tank to get it done. Pain in the ass, but do able for a poor, backyard mechanic. I can get the part online, or at a parts store.
Is it this easy, and inexpensive with an electric vehicle? Just wondering before I make the transition.


Cut a hole right in the back of your bed

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Aug 2, 2022 23:10:32   #
Wolf counselor Loc: Heart of Texas
 
archie bunker wrote:
Wondering because I was thinking I needed a fuel pump in my truck because it's been acting up a bit.
I checked prices, and the pump without the sending unit is about 160 bucks. I'd have to either pull the bed off, or drop the tank to get it done. Pain in the ass, but do able for a poor, backyard mechanic. I can get the part online, or at a parts store.
Is it this easy, and inexpensive with an electric vehicle? Just wondering before I make the transition.


Tesla battery replacement costs from $13,000 to 20,000 depending on the model.

Chevrolet Volt, $4,000
Chevrolet Bolt, $16,000,

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Aug 3, 2022 00:06:51   #
Peaver Bogart Loc: Montana
 
archie bunker wrote:
Wondering because I was thinking I needed a fuel pump in my truck because it's been acting up a bit.
I checked prices, and the pump without the sending unit is about 160 bucks. I'd have to either pull the bed off, or drop the tank to get it done. Pain in the ass, but do able for a poor, backyard mechanic. I can get the part online, or at a parts store.
Is it this easy, and inexpensive with an electric vehicle? Just wondering before I make the transition.


I replaced the fuel pump in my old 95 Blazer by myself. It took about 1.5 hours and I had to drop the receiver hitch plus I had 1/2 a tank of gas. It's well worth the trouble.

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Aug 3, 2022 06:29:38   #
Nutter Loc: Fly Over Zone
 
I replaced my fuel pump (2003 Silveraldo) in a Flying J parking lot. Removed the bed bolts on driver side, loosened bolts on passenger side, disconnected taillights, removed fill tube to tank, lifted bed on driver's side and supported it up with a block of wood. Fuel pump was than exposed.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+Replace+fuel+pump+on+chevy+2003+silveraldo&&view=detail&mid=597867689ABAB060E7F2597867689ABAB060E7F2&&FORM=VDRVRV

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Aug 3, 2022 10:56:53   #
nonalien1 Loc: Mojave Desert
 
archie bunker wrote:
Wondering because I was thinking I needed a fuel pump in my truck because it's been acting up a bit.
I checked prices, and the pump without the sending unit is about 160 bucks. I'd have to either pull the bed off, or drop the tank to get it done. Pain in the ass, but do able for a poor, backyard mechanic. I can get the part online, or at a parts store.
Is it this easy, and inexpensive with an electric vehicle? Just wondering before I make the transition.




I'm sure you can find it cheaper on line. But I'd recommend an empty fuel tank. Been there several times.

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Aug 3, 2022 15:15:34   #
laurig
 
archie bunker wrote:
Wondering because I was thinking I needed a fuel pump in my truck because it's been acting up a bit.
I checked prices, and the pump without the sending unit is about 160 bucks. I'd have to either pull the bed off, or drop the tank to get it done. Pain in the ass, but do able for a poor, backyard mechanic. I can get the part online, or at a parts store.
Is it this easy, and inexpensive with an electric vehicle? Just wondering before I make the transition.


I have a Toyota Camry Hybrid--half battery and half gas powered--when the battery died the dealership quoted me $6000 to change it out plus having to have it towed there--I found a place that would do it cheaper and gave me a great warranty and came to my house--was still almost $2000--no way would I ever recommend a hybrid to anyone--it is a totally different animal-everything has to go to the dealership to be fixed and they are not bashful about their prices. My regular mechanic is a great mechanic but doesn't want anything to do with them.

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Aug 3, 2022 16:41:32   #
archie bunker Loc: Texas
 
Peaver Bogart wrote:
I replaced the fuel pump in my old 95 Blazer by myself. It took about 1.5 hours and I had to drop the receiver hitch plus I had 1/2 a tank of gas. It's well worth the trouble.


After going down the google/ YouTube rabbit hole, I think it's a purge valve instead of a weak fuel pump. Found one, and am about to put it in. Looks like a pain in the nuts, but not as bad as dropping a tank.

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Aug 3, 2022 18:48:15   #
Peaver Bogart Loc: Montana
 
archie bunker wrote:
After going down the google/ YouTube rabbit hole, I think it's a purge valve instead of a weak fuel pump. Found one, and am about to put it in. Looks like a pain in the nuts, but not as bad as dropping a tank.


If it is the purge valve, you got lucky. If it still is the fuel pump, maybe you can get someone to help you for a few cold ones.

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Aug 3, 2022 20:03:27   #
AuntiE Loc: 46th Least Free State
 
archie bunker wrote:
Wondering because I was thinking I needed a fuel pump in my truck because it's been acting up a bit.
I checked prices, and the pump without the sending unit is about 160 bucks. I'd have to either pull the bed off, or drop the tank to get it done. Pain in the ass, but do able for a poor, backyard mechanic. I can get the part online, or at a parts store.
Is it this easy, and inexpensive with an electric vehicle? Just wondering before I make the transition.


Even with zero mechanical ability or knowledge, I know you are better off, financially, replacing your fuel pump.

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