I recently purchased a 1996 Bonneville LE for $2000. Not supercharged.
Seemed perfect until today, when it became rather difficult to start and the engine started sputtering hard the first 15-20 seconds.
I brought it in for a full diagnostic ($4
, and the diagnostic revealed the fuel pump is bad. It is pumping 20PSI when it should be between 45 to 50PSI.
So... I need to replace that. They quoted $590 at the shop, but I've found where I can get a brand new fuel pump for $60. Now if I had to pay the $600 for the repair I would feel just straight-up ripped off... but at $60 I don't really mind.
I was told the fuel pump is in the gas tank... was wondering how I go about lowering that gas tank, what equipment/tools I need, opening? the gas tank, and replacing the pump. Was also wondering what else I should take care of while I'm down there (fuel filter, etc.), and if there'* anything I should know about (such as seals, gaskets, etc.).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.