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How to Install the Fuel Pumps on a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe


The Tahoe is a full-size suburban utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by Chevrolet that has been in production since 1995. The 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe is the first year of the second generation Tahoes, which had an 8-cylinder 4.8-liter engine or a 8-cylinder 5.3-liter engine. These engines use throttle body injection (TBI) to deliver pressurized fuel to the engine, which requires an electric fuel pump. You must remove the fuel tank in order to install a new fuel pump in a 2000 Tahoe.

Tools Used: Tools, Socket wrench set, Pressure gauge, Gasoline container, Jack, Jack stands, Hose, Fuel sending wrench

Install Fuel Pumps

Disconnect the cable to the negative terminal on the battery with a socket wrench to avoid an accidental discharge of static electricity. Loosen the fuel filler cap of the fuel tank to relieve the fuel tank pressure, and connect a fuel pressure gauge to fuel pressure valve on the fuel rail. Place the bleed hose of the pressure valve into a container approved for gasoline. Open the valve on the pressure gauge to relieve the fuel pressure in the fuel system.