How to Repair or Replace a Fuel Pump : Draining Gas Tank for Fuel Pump Repair
Learn how to prepare a vehicle to drain the gas tank when repairing or removing the fuel pump with expert automotive tips in this free online auto repair and car maintenance video clip.
Expert: Howard Fleischmann
Bio: Howard Fleischmann is a majority partner and active manager of Community Tire & Auto Service Specialists, which has seven locations throughout Arizona.
Filmmaker: Bill Zervakos
How to Repair or Replace a Fuel Pump : Removing Purge Tank for Fuel Pump Repair
Learn how to remove the purge tank in order to repair or remove the fuel
pump on a car with expert automotive tips in this free online auto repair
and car maintenance video clip.
Expert: Howard Fleischmann
Bio: Howard Fleischmann is a majority partner and active manager of
Community Tire & Auto Service Specialists, which has seven locations
Filmmaker: Bill Zervakos
Do fuel system cleaners actually work? Testing Gumout "All-in-One"
This is the first test in a series of fuel cleaner test I will be
performing to see how fuel cleaners work and if they actually work. In this
video I tested Gumout "All in one" fuel system cleaner. I use a mini
borescope camera to look into the engine and see how dirty the engine is
before the fuel treatment and then after the fuel treatment.
I followed the instructions on the container and Gumout fuel cleaner did a
great job cleaning the shiny, sludge buildup, but did not work as well as I
would have thought on the clumps of hard carbon buildup. It did not clean
the cylinders as much as I thought it would since they do say one bottle
will clean the engine.
Here is the fuel cleaner I used:
Here is the borescope camera I used:
Here is the follow up video after using the second bottle of Gumout:
Here is the Seafoam Test:
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Secret of Engine Problem Diagnosis- Fuel Trims Pt.1
One of the best techniques for diagnosing check engine lights or engine
problems especially for lean or rich engine diagnostic trouble codes
(DTC's) is to examine and interpret Fuel Trim data. This video will help
the home mechanic learn how to use a very basic scan tool to develop
powerful diagnostic capabilities and prevent changing parts unnecessarily.
Part 2 is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cARQ0jZZ4Qc
GMC Jimmy \ Chevy Blazer Fuel Tank Removal -Fuel Pump Replacement Instructions DIY Part 1
This video walks you through removing the fuel tank on a 2000 Chevy Blazer,
GMC Jimmy and other GM vehicles. This is the first step in the fuel pump
replacement procedure. I'll be posting a video on how to install the fuel
pump, as well as how to install the gas tank, when the order comes in.
Removing the fuel tank on a Chevy Blazer \ GMC Jimmy is not that bad of a
job. I've also posted a close up shot of how to release the quick
connectors on the fuel line. The instructions in this video will be the
same of similar on several other vehicles. I would not recommend
purchasing a cheap fuel pump, stick with AC Delco, Delphi or possibly Bosh.
I purchased a Delphi fuel pump on Amazon for $169.99 (free shipping). You
can replace your own fuel tank sending unit!
How to drain your car fuel/gas tank
I have just put the wrong fuel in my car.......argghhhhh!!
If you have ever put diesel in your petrol car or petrol in your diesel
car, you will know that it is a extremely cost and time consuming mistake.
With misfuelling costing the UK over £150m per year it is clearly a common
problem, for more information on this subject go to my blog on
How to Properly Clean the Inside and Outside of a Vehicle Fuel Tank
This video is about how to properly clean the inside and outside of an
vehicle fuel tank. Airtex is committed to providing the most up-to-date,
in-depth fuel pump replacement information that professional technicians
need to diagnose, repair and install today's complex fuel delivery systems.
Airtex is the only U.S. automotive aftermarket manufacturer that designs
and builds electrical AND mechanical fuel delivery system components,
including modular reservoir assemblies, electric fuel pumps, mechanical
fuel pumps and in-tank sender and hanger assemblies, for a full range of
car, truck, fleet and specialty vehicles.
2007 Chevy Trailblazer Fuel Pump Gas Tank Remove Replace
How to change your fuel pump in a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. I am not a
mechanic but thought a video like this could help out others doing this
job. It will save you tons of money to do this your self and in not very
hard, just time consuming. Good luck! CAUTION, WHEN REMOVING YOUR GAS
TANK AND FUEL PUMP GASOLINE WILL BE PRESENT. TAKE THE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS TO NOT IGNITE THE FUEL OR YOU COULD BE INJURED OR DIE.
Chevy fuel tank removal
How to drop a fuel tank, and remove and replace the fuel pump assembly to
replace a fuel sender, fuel pump or fix DTC (check engine light) P0463 or
P0462 in a Chevy Trailblazer (same as Envoy, Bravada, Rainier).
How to Properly Perform a Fuel System Cleaning
What I am showing you is the proper way to clean the fuel system of your
vehicle. The vehicle in this video is a 1998 Saturn SL2 with a 1.9L DOHC
engine. It has over 177K miles and is the second time a fuel system
cleaning will have been performed. The last time, I had it done
professionally at a local service center. After 20,000 miles, thought I
would figure out how to do it myself and cheaper.
Items you will need are:
- Seafoam Motor Treatment (or equivalent product)
- Self built intake cleaning hose
Components of fuel system cleaning hose:
- 4ft of 3/8"ID Vinyl Tubing
- 1ft of 1/4"OD Polyethylene Tubing
- 1/2" hose mender
- 3/8" x 1/4" barb connector
- 1/4"x1/8" connector
- 1/4" x 1/8" needle valve
All these items you should be able to find at the local hardware or
plumbing shop. This is just a prototype I have created and will be
refining the design as I go along.
Take the needle valve and attach the 1/4" tubing to one end and the 3/8"
tubing to the other. Use the 1/2" hose mender at the end of the 3/8" tubing
(You will have to force it on because mender is a lot bigger than the
inside diameter of the tubing) as the attachment point of the vacuum line.
I will be using Seafoam Motor Treatment for this video. There are other
similar products out there, but this is the one I have chosen. You will
also need a throttle body cleaner as well. Both of these can be found at
your local auto parts store.
1. take the Seafoam cleaner and separate it into 3 equal parts, or since it
is a 16 oz bottle of this particular cleaner, I chose to separate it this
1. 5oz. for the fuel
2. 5oz. for the oil
3. 6oz. for the intake cleaning.
2. Disconnect vacuum hose from the brake Booster. This is the big round drum looking
thing on the driver side at the rear of the engine compartment.
3. Take the intake cleaner hose you have just put together and attach the
1/2" hose mender to the vacuum line.
4. Take 5oz. and add to the fuel tank. Use a funnel to help keep the
cleaner off vehicle paint.
5. Remove oil cap and pour the other 5oz. in with the oil.
a. This will clean the lower end of the engine.
6. Take the bottle with the remaining cleaner fluid and poke a hole in the
top so that the hose 1/4" hose can fit through.
7. Somehow have it so it is hanging above the engine and that the 3/8"
tubing connected to the vacuum line is straight.
8. Make sure the needle valve is closed all the way and start the vehicle.
9. While running, slowly open the valve and allow a steady stream of
cleaner to enter the engine. Don't open the valve too quickly or you will
let too much cleaner in and may stall the engine.
10. Once the can is drained, turn off vehicle and let it sit for between
a. This will "Hot-soak" the engine and break up the carbon and
tarnish build up.
11. Reattach the vacuum line to the brake Booster. Very important or your engine will
run at higher RPM's and you may not have brakes.
12. During the wait, you can clean the throttle body by removing the intake
hose from your air filter exposing the butterfly valve. Open this valve
and spray in the cleaner. Make sure all surfaces are covered and let this
cleaner sit and break up the build up on and behind the butterfly valve.
a. DO NOT perform this step if you have a Mass airflow sensor.
These are very delicate sensors and expensive to replace. Do not messed
b. If you want to be more thorough, take a cloth or some type
of swab and manually clean off the build up that way it does not get sucked
into the engine.
13. Reattach the intake hose
14. After the wait, start the engine and rev the engine to between
2000-3000 RPM to blow the buildup and cleaner out through the Exhaust. The engine is going to start rough so
make sure you are ready to step on the gas to keep it running.
15. When you see that the smoke is becoming lighter, drive it for about 20
minutes to finish the process of cleaning.
16. You may see a check engine light come on, this is normal. Have someone
scan it to be sure and then erase the codes. It will most likely show
cylinder misfire and O2 sensor malfunction codes. If it is something else
then investigate further.
You have completed a complete fuel system cleaning. It is recommended on
the bottle that you perform this every 2000-5000 miles. I would recommend
every other oil change, or for those that drive a lot, at least twice a
year. This helps maintain horsepower, and fuel
If you have not done this procedure before, it is probably a very good idea
to have this done, either professionally or by yourself.
Disclaimer: I am not a certified mechanic. These videos are created for
informational purposes only. If you choose to attempt the procedure shown
today, you do so at your own risk.
Removing An Old Fuel Pump
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Fuel-Pump/_/N-8vcz2 In the fifth
installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Fuel Pump Series, Bruce
Bonebrake shows how to remove an old fuel pump.
Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com