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How to Install a Fuel Pump on a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban


The Chevrolet Suburban has been in continuous production since 1935. The 2002 model was a sport utility vehicle that also had other marketing names such as the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. This vehicle had several choices of engines, all of which had fuel injection. The fuel pump in the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban installs into the fuel tank. You must therefore remove the fuel tank from the vehicle to install the fuel pump.

Tools Used: Tools, Socket wrench set, Fuel pressure gauge, Shop towel, Gasoline container, Siphon hose, Jack stands, Fuel tank sending wrench, Torque wrench

Installation Instructions for a Fuel Pump

Disconnect the cable on the negative terminal of the battery to avoid starting the engine accidentally. Remove the filler cap for the fuel tank to relieve the pressure in the fuel tank. Wrap a shop towel around the fuel pressure fitting on the fuel rail and attach a fuel pressure gauge to the fitting. Connect the bleed hose to the pressure gauge and place the open end of the bleed hose into a container approved for gasoline. Open the fuel pressure gauge to relieve the pressure in the fuel system. Remove the fuel pressure gauge from the fitting. Place one end of a hose into the filler tube of the fuel tank and place the other end into the gasoline container. Siphon as much fuel as possible from the fuel tank into the container.