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nympaix
03-31-2004, 09:34 AM
i just had to replace my fuel pump and sending unit on my 2000 grand am gt. it has 71,000 miles on it...is this normal or common to have to do? it seems kind of early to replace it...what's the average mileage range that a fuel pump generally goes out on the GT's?


:confused:

thanks

Rba007
03-31-2004, 07:56 PM
What were your symptoms, what problems did it cause as it went bad? Just wondering as I think I may be getting there myself...

71Z28RS
04-01-2004, 06:44 AM
122,000 and still running strong. I'm definitely hoping I don't have to do that. I don't really feel like dropping the tank.

nympaix
04-01-2004, 07:12 AM
just was running kind of sluggishly...nothing too highly noticeable. but it would take a few seconds longer for pick up. i drove it from detroit to kalamazoo and it was fine...went to start it the next day and...nothing. place where i'm getting it fixed told me $365 for a pump and sending unit...found one on ebay from a dealership in texas for $250 :thumbs: and they're legit...called first. so hopefully it'll come in today or tomorrow.


i've also had the steering pump and water pump replaced and the intake resealed. :( anyone else have this done?

71Z28RS
04-01-2004, 07:17 AM
steering pump is ok, waterpump is going, intake at 50,000

nympaix
04-02-2004, 03:02 PM
intake resealed at about 50k too and steering pump at about 60k :( :( :(

Mike Jung
04-05-2004, 09:25 PM
Make sure your gas tank does NOT go below 1/4 tank.
(me: I try to keep driving on the top 1/2 of my gas tank; never know when & if the gas gauge is going to fail/ be false - fuel level sending unit contacts being affected by sulphur in the gasoline.)

The gasoline is used to keep the fuel pump cool; & if you drive the gas tank until empty, it cannot do that.