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Old 02-15-2008, 05:21 PM   #51
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Hmmm.... Something aint right there... Never heard of anyone stuffing wires in a Tank like that...

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Old 02-15-2008, 06:17 PM   #53
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Hmmm.... Something aint right there... Never heard of anyone stuffing wires in a Tank like that...
o.k i figured out what the wires are for but as for why the last person put them in the tank i have no fing clue..

when i bought the new pump just now it came with a bunch of the same wires same colors and all and the instructions says the wires are incase the old wires with the old fuel punt dont fir the new fuel pump you can change them and make the new fuel pump fit..


being as how i found out they they come with a new fuel pump when you buy it then thats means that the fuel pump was changed sometime in the last 21 yrs by a shop or person as i highly doubt that gm would put them in the tank for you...


and by the way i called firestone just to get a estimate on how much money i saved doing this myself and they said this job with the price of the fuel pump included would cost me $600 plus tax..

thanks to the bonneville club and its members i spent only $71.99 ( fuel pump ) and $25 on a bottle of good ol' jack daniels..

total value $96.99 cents... my savings... $503.01 thanks guys..

now i am going to install the new pump since i just came back from autozone picking it up.. will get back if i need more help....
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and i just want to add that if anybody is reading this and they also need there fuel pump changed then please listem to me when i say you can do it yourself.. and save $500 like i did.. i did not take no pics but i could do a write up on " how to" if anyone is interested..

its time consuming but its really easy at the same time....
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I'm glad it'* going well. I hope that fixes your problem.
It would be a good thing for you to post a brief outline of the steps it took and the tools you used for those like me that haven't done a fuel pump swap on this car. What is already in this thread is pretty good, but if you have anything else to add, I know that I would appreciate it.
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weird that the wires were just thrown in the tank like that. If I were you, I'd trash the ones that are in the tank, bundle up the new ones and zip tie them together and then zip-tie them onto a harness or something under the tank for future use.

Otherwise I hope that this fixes your problem
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Do we have a running car yet?
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Do we have a running car yet?
VROOM VROOM BABY

sorry i took long to get back to yous but i had to take a shower as the smell of gas was killing me i could even taste it..


so yeah i really appericate everybody help so much words cant explain..
i will be making a guide on how to change the fuel pump and exactly whats needed with step by step instructions...

i feel so good that i accomplished this...

but i have another minor problem that i need help with now..

well i was getting ready to clean my maf and my throttle body and i had it all set up on the kitchen table and my BLIND WIFE accidently threw some stuff on the table with out looking and she knocked off one of the lil resistors on the maf
so when i put it back on and tried it the car still runs but a lil rough and the service engine light is steady on now when ever i start the car..

so tomorrow i will be going to my favorite place ( harry'* ) and i need to know what other maf'* will work on my 88sse because the 87-91 bonneville is getting hard to find in the yards lately.......?

so anyone who knows i would highly appericate it.. thanks
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so tomorrow i will be going to my favorite place ( harry'* ) and i need to know what other maf'* will work on my 88sse because the 87-91 bonneville is getting hard to find in the yards lately.......?
If it'* a U-Pull-It place, then take your'* for reference. You are looking for any of the H-Bodies with the same motor LN3. Buicks and Olds are fair game too. Blower equipped cars have a different MAF that looks the same, but it isn't the same.

The canidates: Electra, LeSabre, Reatta, Riviera, Delta-88, Nighty-Eight, Toronado, and of course, another Bonneville. Look on the cowl tag for a VIN engine code of "C"
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Yeah, the gas smell can get obnoxious. Try 30 year old gasoline from a 50s cadillac. Had a quarter tank of thirty year old gas dump ALL over me at votech once... I almost gagged from the horrible musty smell it had to it. It may have even been leaded. We drained it through the fuel line, but apparently there was rust blocking it giving us a false idea that the tank was empty, when indeed was not. Took the line off for the fuel pump which was located outside the tank, and boom, like 5 gallons of musty gas all over myself and the floor lol. Ended up having to take the tank off and clean the rust out.
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