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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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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.:haha: here’s Autozone’s price.



:haha: 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.:haha: 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

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06XTQXK8G?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
 

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I buy the Amazon stuff too. Never had a problem with one failing on my wrangler, bmw, full size Silverado, or any car I have ever used them in
 

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IIRC, the AC Delco I put in my code 5 2002 came with an adapter instead of just the new style plug.
 

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Since they're so easy to change and you have had practice, why not buy the cheap one. I have. With no regrets. If 2 years from now you have to drop another $40 for a pump, you're still $320 ahead.
 

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while I dont condone it,some have cut access holes in the bed floor for quick change out.
I did that in a beater 95 Firebird,no dropping exhaust,rear end etc.
 

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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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I buy the Amazon stuff too. Never had a problem with one failing on my wrangler, bmw, full size Silverado, or any car I have ever used them in
Up until recently I was an eBay and autozone guy..:haha: still a cheapskate,but never thought to look on Amazon until some of the stuff I bought on eBay cane in Amazon boxes. So,for only the last two years or so I’ve added Amazon to my shopping locations. So far I’m pretty happy with almost everything I’ve bought.
 

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Only thing to watch on Amazon is either get it directly from Amazon or a known US seller.
I bought a A/C compressor clutch for an Audi on there and sold the car before installing it.
Cost me $35 to ship it back to Hong Kong. Where it came from wasn't mentioned in the listing.
A lot of their "associated" vendors are overseas. I've also hear many complaints about clone stuff
being sold as "genuine" oem. If it's thru Amazon just return it. If it's not directly from them you're stuck with it.
Reading the reviews will tell you a lot about a product.
 

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I get from amazon but normally its if I cannot find it cheaper on ebay or rockauto. I used to get lots of stuff on amazon but they are not always the best priced now.


I cycle so each year I have to replace my tires, chain, and rear gear cassette. it used to be I regularly got that stuff on amazon because they had the best prices. now, I think the sellers look to see what stuff is going for on other sites and then price theirs the same. I don't know but they have lately been not where I ended up buying from because of the price.


I still do tons of ebay though. especially car / truck tires. they are so cheap on ebay and shipping is free. I just take them on base and get them mounted and balanced for 10 bucks a tire
 
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