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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP smoker in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by jnrsesv Believe it as you may. I just did this same exact procedure to a 2005 Nissan ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrsesv
    Believe it as you may. I just did this same exact procedure to a 2005 Nissan Frontier for a firend. She needed a new fuel pump. The youtube link is dead on, just becareful of the the gas lines grey push locks, like the video said push the lines in just a wee bit then squeeze tabs, pull fuel lines off.

    From start to finish I was done in 45 minutes and I did not use a lift.
    If you ever have back pain you would understand why some folks use a lift.

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    Ok I picked up the GM O-ring and the retaining circle for 31 bucks at the chevy dealer down the road.



    I told my SGT Ill just take care of it myself, so I've run the tank down to about 2 gallons or less and it's now at my parents house awaiting me to work on it. If it wasn't pouring and I didn't have to work tonight, I'd go ahead out, but screw that.

    I'm back in the M3 which I didn't want to have out until spring; oh well.


    The help is much appreciated guys. I'm also thinking of replacing the fuel line O-ring while I am up there. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PITT M3 RR
    Ok I picked up the GM O-ring and the retaining circle for 31 bucks at the chevy dealer down the road.

    I told my SGT Ill just take care of it myself, so I've run the tank down to about 2 gallons or less and it's now at my parents house awaiting me to work on it. If it wasn't pouring and I didn't have to work tonight, I'd go ahead out, but screw that.

    I'm back in the M3 which I didn't want to have out until spring; oh well.

    The help is much appreciated guys. I'm also thinking of replacing the fuel line O-ring while I am up there. Thoughts?
    It's best to since you will have the tank out.

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    Ok got in there and found the problem. The damn top of the fuel pump rusted away causing a brittle weak top.

    I looked all over for a Delco fuel pump and found one for 704 locally...after shitting a brick I got them down to 513 which is still a racket. so I went with the Airtex for 378 at advanced...You guys think I made a bad choice? I am reading a few bad things about them, but have also read the same of some of the OEM stuff. Plus people dont actually go online and write how awesome a fuel pump is if it gives no problem...they just drive. The car started right up so..

    I'm half tempted to order a delco from the internet for 259, swap it out in a week and return the airtex. Anyway, no major issues pretty easy job with empty tank and the right tools.

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    Stand by, after reading what I wrote, I've decided to stop lying to myself and just buy the damn Delco. Advanced said the fuel pump return is just fine so no loss there. I actually am saving a shit ton of money which is a good thing. I bought it for 215.37 to my door from eBay.

    So that was 704.00 Delco from dealer, 378 for shit airtex from advanced and this Delco is 215 from eBay. Now that I've done the job, I have no problem doing it again and I don’t want to have a failed pump with 23 gallons in the tank a week later. This is a peace of mind move and I feel better already ha-ha.

    This time I'll do a write up, as I won’t be rushed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PITT M3 RR
    Stand by, after reading what I wrote, I've decided to stop lying to myself and just buy the damn Delco. Advanced said the fuel pump return is just fine so no loss there. I actually am saving a shit ton of money which is a good thing. I bought it for 215.37 to my door from eBay.

    So that was 704.00 Delco from dealer, 378 for shit airtex from advanced and this Delco is 215 from eBay. Now that I've done the job, I have no problem doing it again and I don’t want to have a failed pump with 23 gallons in the tank a week later. This is a peace of mind move and I feel better already ha-ha.

    This time I'll do a write up, as I won’t be rushed.

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    You are better off going with the delco pump but damn that price is outrageous I went to the dealer and out the door it was no more then 600.00 total including labor.

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    I finished up the fuel pump tonight in this freezing rain shit.

    Funny thing is, my DELCO fuel pump was the exact same pump that was in the airtex box and even funnier, both said BOSCH on the top so I am stumped.

    Anyone if anyone has any questions about my install, just ask and Ill do my best to help. I did the complete job in 1.2 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PITT M3 RR
    I finished up the fuel pump tonight in this freezing rain shit.

    Funny thing is, my DELCO fuel pump was the exact same pump that was in the airtex box and even funnier, both said BOSCH on the top so I am stumped.

    Anyone if anyone has any questions about my install, just ask and Ill do my best to help. I did the complete job in 1.2 hours.
    As crazy as it sounds Bosch makes the delco pumps so airtex may be a licensed seller for Bosch to sell the pumps aftermarket it's the same way the fog light housings.

    Ps I know how you feel about the freezing rain it sucks

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    Well cars running good. I returned the first airtex (bosch) for the 367 or what ever back in my account so my total out of pocket cost was just about 270 thanks to ebay. Not too bad for a fuel pump swap.

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    Congrats and thanks for the follow up!

    A mere $270.00 and under a couple of hours getting to know your ride, sweet.....

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    I finally tackled the issue on my 2004 escalade. Had a bad gas smell coming from driver side of truck. Started out really light then got heavier as the puddle on the gas tank got bigger. Come to find out after dropping the fuel tank i had a rotted rusted fuel pump. The 3 steel lines that come off the pump had pin holes due to rust. I had no check engine light. Just fuel smell. Only dropped the tank cause after time i started getting fuel drips on the bottom of the tank because it became a puddle up there. Dropping the tank was not hard. Did it with a set of ramps. Drove the rear up on the ramps. And used a jack to support the fuel tank as i loosened the two fuel straps. Disconnected 6 lines altogether that were connected to the tank that included emission and fuel lines. After dropping tank cleaned the crap out of it and hit the lock ring with wd40. The pump is so badly rusted that the lock ring is bonded to the pump with rust. Im waiting for the new pump in the mail with a new lock ring. Bought the one from airtex. In the meantime i have it soaking with lube. U dont want to break the tabs for the lockring on the tank. Once i get the fuel pump and ring. Ill let u guys know how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Je357
    I finally tackled the issue on my 2004 escalade. Had a bad gas smell coming from driver side of truck. Started out really light then got heavier as the puddle on the gas tank got bigger. Come to find out after dropping the fuel tank i had a rotted rusted fuel pump. The 3 steel lines that come off the pump had pin holes due to rust. I had no check engine light. Just fuel smell. Only dropped the tank cause after time i started getting fuel drips on the bottom of the tank because it became a puddle up there. Dropping the tank was not hard. Did it with a set of ramps. Drove the rear up on the ramps. And used a jack to support the fuel tank as i loosened the two fuel straps. Disconnected 6 lines altogether that were connected to the tank that included emission and fuel lines. After dropping tank cleaned the crap out of it and hit the lock ring with wd40. The pump is so badly rusted that the lock ring is bonded to the pump with rust. Im waiting for the new pump in the mail with a new lock ring. Bought the one from airtex. In the meantime i have it soaking with lube. U dont want to break the tabs for the lockring on the tank. Once i get the fuel pump and ring. Ill let u guys know how it turns out.
    Wow you work fast
    I know how you feel but mine had died but I had the pump done at my local dealer as I don't have the room to drop the tank(bad thing was it died and stranded me at the side of the road)

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    Oh man. I would of done the same if i was stranded. But since i knew where the leak was i decided to diy....sucks what rust can do...

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    Re: 2004 Escalade Fuel smell and P0455 code - specifics inside - I've built a EVAP sm

    Pump in........... new lock ring ..........no fuel smell.....no leaks......done.....thank u fellas for the help....

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