Like always I got yet another 2.2 truck,and just like them all this one has its issues,...one of which being crazy low fuel pressure,Long crank,barely goes 10mph...anyways,after one attempt to drive it it was obvious it needed a fuel pump.
I own almost a dozen of these trucks,and have parted out at least that many over the years. This being only my 3rd 2003 model. pulling out a pump I had from another truck it’s VIN H pump is apparently a one year thing! Here’s a ‘00-‘02 VIN 5 truck’s pump compared to the VIN H. VIN H pump has the newer style long plug,and the VIN 5 pump had the square plug.
A VIN 5 Pump will fit into,and a VIN H truck’s plastic tank,and it will run off of it. I pulled this VIN 5 Pump from another ‘03 someone rewired to the square plug...
I personally don’t like cutting my harness,or changing the plug out on my vehicle. Yes,I’ve done it dozens of times to other people’s trucks since most aftermarket GM pumps have the long plug,and come with a matching pigtail. this case would’ve been going backwards,and there’s that possibility from sitting in my garage for almost a year it’s not even good anymore...
So,..started looking for a VIN H pump.
here’s Autozone’s price.
that’s pretty close to what I paid for the whole truck,lol.
And Amazon’s price
here’s what it looks like...the seal was missing from the box,and you have to swap over the pressure sensor.
Also bought a filter for about $15 from Amazon as well...truck runs fantastic! longevity? idk,..only time will tell. All the “I don’t trust” or “Is just buy a delco so I don’t have to mess with it..” $40 or $400!?! Is that even a real decision? besides,it literally took me 30min to install this pump! And at the price I can replace the pump 10 times for less then once with the Autozone pump! they both have a one year warranty too.
and swapping the pump is easy..7mm from the filler neck,and 15mm for the bed,and the scissor jack everyone’s truck was supposed to come with.
I posted this for those cheap guys like myself on the ropes about buying a cheap pump for their trucks...I would,and did...I’ll update y’all if this thing fails in the short time I own this truck..so far I’m pleased.
Here’s a link to the pump