2001 Chevrolet Silverado Fuel Pump Replacement

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www.apdty.com In this video we’ll replace the fuel pump in a 2001 Silverado. These instructions will be similar for all Chevy and GMC Trucks and full size SUV’s from 1999 – 2006. Click the link above to find the exact fuel pump we used in this video.


Ahmad Nazri says:

great video & very informative…thanks…

scott yogi says:

can you do a fuel pump on a ford explore/mercury mountaineer??

APDTY says:

Correct, but when doing the job, always move real carefully when lowering the tank, in the event you missed a line or hose, you will feel/see it as the tank comes down, and you can always disconnect anything you missed at that time too.

Troy Hester says:

Got it thanks, great video! One of the best how to’s on here. You took the fear of the unknown out of it for me. I’m going to do this job on the same vehicle. So, after disconnecting the lines from the carbon canister, there was nothing else connected to the tank?

APDTY says:

We removed those lines at 5:00 minutes into the video.

Troy Hester says:

19:32 shows two open tubes, what are they. Didn’t see them removed from the tank.

pablocruisefromsocal says:

I used a 1/2″ ratchet, an extension, and a socket. I think it was an 18mm socket. There are 8 bolts; remove them all. Also remove the torx bolts at the fuel filler/gas cap area. Unplug the harnesses under the tailgate. I then used a floor jack and a few pieces of 2×4 wood to lift the driver side of the bed. That’s it. Very easy.

Nora Barrientez says:

I also have a 2001 chevy Silverado that died i think that by removing the bed bolts is much easier. Can you remove the bed bolts on a truck? I no you said you did it but how did you do it? It would help me by doing it so i can get my truck running again. thanks

APDTY says:

It’s optional, if the tank is completely full, then by all means, siphoning the tank will make the job much easier. This one wasn’t very full so we just went without the extra step.

A. J. Tarnas says:

Siphon the tank beforehand maybe?

jaimes44871 says:

Have one thinking a about taking bed off or lift it

12thpanzerHJ says:

BTW, Id love to see your video so we can try to find things to nitpick

12thpanzerHJ says:

no thanks……critics like you are the worst. Always finding something to nitpick. The job got done correctly without flaw…..thats all that matters. And a bonus was that he helped teach a bunch of people how to drop a tank and properly install a new fuel pump. Thanks – Thumper

12thpanzerHJ says:

dont worry billy bowerman….you will. you will. maybe someday when your old enough

Hashem N says:

Thank you for putting together such a detailed video. If I may be permitted to add, 1) SAFETY GLASSES, 2) Transmission Jack, 3) Flare nut wrench, 4) and of course a heat gun/hair dryer would have made it much safer procedure. A hand operated pump to remove as much gasoline from the tank also would have been useful.

pablocruisefromsocal says:

Thanx for this vid. The pump on my 2001 Silverado died and I watched this vid. Then, I ordered a new pump from APDTY. Great price great service. However, I didn’t drop the tank. Instead, I removed the bed bolts, unplugged the rera lights, and just lifted the bed on the driver side only. Way easier. Thanx again.

Osiel Rodriguez says:

This helpd sooo much thank you guys!!

chevyking10 says:

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Ryan Miller says:

Thanks for this video it helped me out a lot b/c i have never replaced one on my truck.

sgclassified482 says:

I have a 02 silverado 2500 HD with the 8.1 and allison. My pump went out and I managed to change it, but we did it differently. We took off te bed, replaced the sending unit, shocks, bushings, scrubbed the frame and pressure washed it, fixed any rust we found, and reassembled it. Wouldn’t start. Found out when we put the bed back on we somehow cruched the wires to the tank and three of them broke. So, we just dropped the tank… ;{

frijolitoboi10 says:

So my fuel pump went out on my 01 Suburban about 130,000 miles or so, now it has 165k, replaced it. But now my fuel gauge needle moves constantly, either when i accelerate or brake or just plane whenever. Also when this happened my odometer/P-R-N-D-3-2-1 (digital) keeps going on and off. This also happened to a guy i know in his ’00 Gmc version of the Suburban, but only the fuel gauge problem. Any thoughts on why this is happening.? Ive tried diagnosing it but cant seem to find the problem.


Thanks for sharing, it’s already been said, but I’ll say it again, thanks for leaving in the parts where the job didn’t go perfectly.

billy bowerman says:

never had a problem woth my 2001 fuel pump 201,xxx miles

SHRIKE427 says:

Thanks for posting this walk through… I just did this job in about an hour thanks to this info. Thank You !!!…

APDTY says:

Actually the Chevy Express is almost identical to this job, you should be able to follow these same steps to get yours replaced. Good luck with it!

sinbadthedj says:

Thanks for this great information, My fuel pump just went out this morning and I’m looking at tackling this job with a friend. any additional tips for working on a 2000 chevy express Cargo or related video? Thanks again.

Jimmy Bonez says:

Yea my 2001 silverado 1500 4.3L 6Cylinder’s Fuel Pump just went out @ 150,000 Miles, i had the same problem the fuel gauge would fluctuate alot and then the fuel pump just finally burned out/went bad!

Jimmy Bonez says:

Thanks A Million For this Video! I just took off my fuel tank today to change out the fuel pump and the inline Fuel Filter!

Im Curious Though what’s the Coal Canister (i think thats what you called it) for?

SGTGS says:

This is the best most in-depth video i’ve found yet for this Thank you

RainManFights says:

Excellent instructions, however, now I have to replace the fuel pump in my wife’s Silverado. Thanks for the great vid.

snowstargazer says:

I thought that must be a new truck, and the video shot way back in 2001. You should see the rust under my newer trucks, even under a new truck in a dealership nearby. I hate the liquid calcium they are spreading on the roads to clear the ice. As if anyone could drive fast enough to save enough time to buy a new vehicle every few years. I believe the calcium is also ruining the road beds, causing thawing that makes huge dips and broken pavement. Must be nice to live where it’s warm and dry.

snowstargazer says:

Excellent quality video, clear and informative. Just the information I needed. I expect to order from your company to support this type of help!

robert garcia says:

GOOD oh my just to comments is not like yelling out hey you what the are u talking about! hate doing all that stuff just to say oh ok ! so for u guys over at APDTY very good camera shots I saw 2 mess up the ring then the float !! ah! very stuff guy thanks

YNAQatar says:

does this pump work with a ls1 engine?

mrt10x says:

You should disconnect the negative battery cable after you bleed the fuel pressure.

APDTY says:

The difference is that you will have either 1 or two plugs,, you can probably feel on top of the tank without actually dropping it to see if you have the 1 or 2 plug pump.

DeathadderOne says:

i was told that there are two types of pump in this range of pumps. is there any way to tell which one your truck has with out dropping the tank? or is that the only to know if you have a two plug pump or a one plug pump?

alexfrompa says:

great video. i’ll be changing my fuel level sensor tomorrow thanks to this video

Daryl Kluemper says:

Do you prefer dropping the tank instead of bed removal? I have an 01 with 140K milies sitting in my shop right now with fuel pump and fuel sensor issues. I took the bed off myself and it was really easy. Also, I can now get a good look at things and do some general cleaning and maybe waxing of the cab back and bed front which I don’t get to do normally. Thanks for the great video.  Looks like I’m saving about $300 on this job!

dandee19900516 says:

Thanks for ur time man was a good lection…

APDTY says:

This Truck has about 135,000 Miles on her.

Ken Rhodes says:

Nice to see you leave your mistakes in the video so others can learn. You didn’t say how many miles were on this 11-year-old truck. It doesn’t change the repair procedure but will help folks in the rustbelt appreciate a rust-free southern truck.

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