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HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 Discussion, '93 Eldorado, 4.9L - Bad Fuel Pump? in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Originally Posted by HUF How long did it take to remove the seats? 2-4 minutes of pushing and tugging to ...
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    Re: '93 Eldorado, 4.9L - Bad Fuel Pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by HUF View Post
    How long did it take to remove the seats?
    2-4 minutes of pushing and tugging to get the bottom seat out. Probably 5-10 minutes for the seat back......the seat back is held by 4 bolts.....2 as shown in the pictures (i.e. same bolts that hold the seatbelts) and 2 bolts that are accessible from inside the trunk. The 2 in the trunk have a gazzillion threads and I had to get fully inside the trunk to reach the bolts.

    Another note...as mentioned in a previous post, before the surgery, I spent an afternoon at the junkyard to plan this thing out. During that afternoon, I was spent some time looking at the traditional method to replace the fuel pump and found the following:
    • Bolts for the exhaust shield difficult to reach.
    • Bolts for the tank straps difficult to reach.
    • Fill pipe difficult to remove and reconnect.
    • Difficult to lift the empty fuel tank (to be fair, I did not have a jack)
    I may be trying to rationalize the unconventional method that I choose to use, but really believe that replacing the fuel pump thru the floor board ended up being easier than dropping the tank. The entire procedure including seat removal, hole cutting, and fuel pump replacement took only 60-90 minutes. (add another 10 minutes to close up the bloodied knuckles from the sharp sheet metal!)

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    Re: '93 Eldorado, 4.9L - Bad Fuel Pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by kdcing View Post
    2-4 minutes of pushing and tugging to get the bottom seat out. Probably 5-10 minutes for the seat back......the seat back is held by 4 bolts.....2 as shown in the pictures (i.e. same bolts that hold the seatbelts) and 2 bolts that are accessible from inside the trunk. The 2 in the trunk have a gazzillion threads and I had to get fully inside the trunk to reach the bolts.

    Another note...as mentioned in a previous post, before the surgery, I spent an afternoon at the junkyard to plan this thing out. During that afternoon, I was spent some time looking at the traditional method to replace the fuel pump and found the following:
    • Bolts for the exhaust shield difficult to reach.
    • Bolts for the tank straps difficult to reach.
    • Fill pipe difficult to remove and reconnect.
    • Difficult to lift the empty fuel tank (to be fair, I did not have a jack)
    I may be trying to rationalize the unconventional method that I choose to use, but really believe that replacing the fuel pump thru the floor board ended up being easier than dropping the tank. The entire procedure including seat removal, hole cutting, and fuel pump replacement took only 60-90 minutes. (add another 10 minutes to close up the bloodied knuckles from the sharp sheet metal!)
    Definitely sounds easier and faster particularly if you do not have a helper. Probably a dremel would do a cleaner cuts. Good job. My kind of man! lol

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    Re: '93 Eldorado, 4.9L - Bad Fuel Pump?

    There are the other four pictures?

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    Re: '93 Eldorado, 4.9L - Bad Fuel Pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by HUF View Post
    There are the other four pictures?
    Argghh....I had thought that I could safely delete the pics from the picture management window once the pictures were downloaded and attached to a post. I am out of space to store any further pictures.

    I have the same thread going on the Eldorado/Seville portion of this forum. Have a look at the pictures there.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ad-fuel-2.html

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