Replacing a gas tank on a 90 chevy k2500

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Mark Lawncare, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Mark Lawncare

    Mark Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering how hard it is to replace a gas tank on my k2500. Is it somthing I should have done by a machanic or could I do it by myself? I have worked on my truck before and have some mechanical skills. The reasone I am replacing it is because the top is rusted through in some spots.
     
  2. G&S LANDSCAPING

    G&S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    Take the bed off when replaceing the gas tank ,It will save you alot of time.
     
  3. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Be prepared to but a new sending uni, fuel pump and fuel lines. I have never seen one come out without rust or rot. Its usually a $500 in parts deal to replace the gas tank on those.
     
  4. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can do the tank without removing the bed, just easier when you do...And yep, had to buy a $340.00 set of pick up tubes when we pulled the tank...You may as well do a fuel pump while it is out....
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Had to do a new tank on my 89 Chevy last week, around $300.00 by the time they were done.The tank is $175.00.....

    Gene
     

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