1996 Eldorado etc
I have a 96 Eldo, is the pump location the same in all the Eldo's?
Thanks for the welcome! I've been on this forum for many years, but some how got dropped so I re-registered. SNET stuff happens!Welcome to CF !!! Yes, your fuel pump is inside the fuel tank. For your car, replacement requires a complete tank drop.
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yes, I know this, but at least the box says what it is. Mine had no label at all on the box and nothing on the pump. I paid a premium price for a brand name product but got a knock off.Our series of Northstar cars use about the same fuel pump assembly - and an "AC Delco" pump assembly is made by any of a half-dozen suppliers. Just because the package says "AC Delco" does NOT mean it's made in USA - any one of 10 or 15 countries, depending on contract.
Who made this "AC Delco" fuel pump for my 2002 STS ? Look closely at the pump assembly picture. yes, it has the primary filter sock and rubber feet.
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the pump hatch is under the rear seat in the center.lonfu, Your duplicate posts and pictures from the dead thread from 2012 have been moved to a hidden trash forum. Please let this thread serve as info for other Eldorado owners. Eldorado never got the removable fuel pump hatch in the trunk like the 2000 and later Seville/Devilles. there are many threads on that later procedure.
I've done this on other GM cars but in the trunk area. Later models have the hole cut at the factory in this location, but I would look under the vehicle to see where the fuel tank is placed. I watched a vid on youtube, then verified where I thought it was located. The vid showed where it was on a sts seville of the same year. Exactly the same location as the Eldorado. My nervousness, was about hitting the tank with a mini grinder or drill, so the air nibbler was the obvious solution. There is about a 1" space between the center floor and the tank ridges that create a drain area for the pump head. The pump is a spring loaded affair that "seats" on the bottom of the plastic fuel tank. There is a slight protruding reservoir in the bottom of the tank where the pump is "seated", you can feel the spring pressure with your hand. I looked at the low point of the tank where the pump sits and it lined up with the center of the back seat floor. My original equipment service manual was no help locating where to cut the hatch. I could have cut the hatch at least 1" closer to the front of the car, the red rag in the pix. Essentially right at the carpet line. I left a 1" lip near the side bend so I could attach the sheet metal "nailer". After I reinstalled the back of the rear seat I would suggest that it be removed as I did, to give plenty of working room.How did you know where to cut the hole?
I could be wrong but I suspect you are thinking of a DeVille. They are located in the trunk area. The STS Seville's are the same body style as the Eldorado in 1996 so the tank access hole would be exactly the same.Measure twice, cut once.
Yeah - - - I was stuck in the Seville thinking mode. 2 more doors ............
As stated in the above quote, both Submariner409 and I opined (love that word) that a novice was asking the question and responded accordingly without realizing your expertise. No offense was intended by my comment and, I am sure, on his part. You said you used a "nibbler" to cut the floor, something most of us don't have in the tool box. Just think of someone out there bypassing that usage and using a sawzall or jigsaw to cut their floor to duplicate the access to the pump! And somewhere along the line they will do just that and with the limited space between the floor and top of the tank all hell will break loose. Glad I won't be there to see/hear it.I have a 96 Eldo, is the pump location the same in all the Eldo's?