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Old 09-06-2007, 09:57 AM
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Pretty sure my fuel pump is done. Seems to only give me 20 psi, and the car wont run.

Bought the racetronix kit. Anybody got experience with this job?

Go in through the gas cap? Wheel well? Do I have to drop the tank?

Is the racetronix kit any good?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:02 AM
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I'm not sure what year your car is?

Go in through the gas filler door.....do not remove the tank.
Your "old" fuel pump may still be good....you may just have a bad fuel pressure regulator or a busted/leaking fuel pulsator in the tank....both these parts are cheap...a good pump is not. Either way change the pick up sock/strainer when your in there ~$10.

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Old 09-06-2007, 10:12 AM
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I knew it would get missed in the title. Car is an '89.

How can I check the regulator?

Car has ~170k on it.
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Originally Posted by Clay_Assassin View Post
Pretty sure my fuel pump is done. Seems to only give me 20 psi, and the car wont run.

Bought the racetronix kit. Anybody got experience with this job?

Go in through the gas cap? Wheel well? Do I have to drop the tank?

Is the racetronix kit any good?

Thanks for the help.
On my 1989 it was straightforward. I used GM pump and replaced the sock. You go through the fuel door. I don't know about Racetronix but it seems a little late to ask after you bought it.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:25 AM
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My vettes a beater, so I dont mind hanging on to unecessary parts to make sure it gets me around. And most places will accept a return on parts. The racetronix kit had a lot of extra stuff, and for 100 bucks I figured it didnt matter.

My time however is much more valuble. So I dont want to do the job again in 6 months. Hence the reason I am asking. People on this forum seem to know a lot. I found very litle with a search.
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Originally Posted by Clay_Assassin View Post
Pretty sure my fuel pump is done. Seems to only give me 20 psi, and the car wont run.

Bought the racetronix kit. Anybody got experience with this job?

Go in through the gas cap? Wheel well? Do I have to drop the tank?

Is the racetronix kit any good?

Thanks for the help.
...pm me with your e-mail address and i will send you the fix with picts and instructions...
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...pm me with your e-mail address and i will send you the fix with picts and instructions...
I could use those instructions and pics as well
I'll PM ya later...



BTW: how do you guys get the hoses off of the the area around the filler tube? I tried removing the pump on my parts car to use a part to fix my daily driver with... anyway... i couldn't figure out how to get them off without cutting the hoses because they won't budge. I don't care about cutting the hoses on the parts car, but I do care about it on the car I am trying to fix... I couldn't quite get my hands or pliers or anything in there good enough to pull it free as the leverage was all off because of the body above it
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Ill let ya know how I do it this week.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:39 AM
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Ill let ya know how I do it this week.
So, how did you get the hoses off?
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I could use those instructions and pics as well
I'll PM ya later...



BTW: how do you guys get the hoses off of the the area around the filler tube? I tried removing the pump on my parts car to use a part to fix my daily driver with... anyway... i couldn't figure out how to get them off without cutting the hoses because they won't budge. I don't care about cutting the hoses on the parts car, but I do care about it on the car I am trying to fix... I couldn't quite get my hands or pliers or anything in there good enough to pull it free as the leverage was all off because of the body above it
I removed the hoses on mine by putting a pair of pliers on them. Then, carefully turned the pliers, side to side, as if I were trying to screw or unscrew the hose on. (This helps to break the connection between the hose and the metal tubing.) Just don't squeeze so hard that you end up crimping the tubing.

Then, it is just a matter of using a little elbow grease to pull the hose off. Putting the hose back on is a whole lot easier.

Good luck!

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The Racetronics kit comes with new wire connectors and a new fuel sock. Remove the gas cap. Take the cover panel off. Take your fuel door off. Carefully remove the thick rubber gasket. Carefully remove the rubber hoses and wire connectors from the pump. Remove the pump and reverse to install. Ahhh, don't light a cigar while your doing this. OK
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:13 AM
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I could use those instructions and pics as well
I'll PM ya later...



BTW: how do you guys get the hoses off of the the area around the filler tube? I tried removing the pump on my parts car to use a part to fix my daily driver with... anyway... i couldn't figure out how to get them off without cutting the hoses because they won't budge. I don't care about cutting the hoses on the parts car, but I do care about it on the car I am trying to fix... I couldn't quite get my hands or pliers or anything in there good enough to pull it free as the leverage was all off because of the body above it
That hose is an overflow. If you have to cut it off. Simply buy some fuel hose and replace it. I changed mine. I just ran a hose down and out by the differential. It you over fill your tank it may drip for a minute. That's all
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