The best way is to remove the bed if it's empty
such as : no camper, tool boxes etc.
unbolt 8 bolts holding bed to frame.
disconnect electrical harness to rear tail lights
both sides, license plate light, any other electrical that might have been
added plus 2 ground wires to the frame, one on each side.
Remove gas cap and unbolt 3 7mm screws attaching the fill tube to bed. Now
you may need another person to help slide the bed back, exposing the fuel
tank. Now remove fuel pump module straight up out of the tank. reinstall
in reverse order.
Note: you can not test new fuel pump operation until groun wire on left
rear in reconneted or grounded using a jumper wire.
Hope this helps?
I do these serveral times a month but then I have a lift and a forklift.
Even a engine hoist or cherry picker can be used to lift a truck bed.
The easy methiod is to chain or strap from the stake pockets and lift
the bed. Then roll the truck out of the way.
A fork lift is a good peice of equipment for any shop. With the proper
use of chains it can be used as a tow motor/tow tug. Great for pulling
motors from junk cars, and for sub frame Removial and installation when
using long forks.
If you add a chain point to a fork, and center it, you can move engines
and transmissions around with ease. While not OSHA approved (actually a
red flag item) if you have a short fork and drill the end (about 2
inches back) and add a large cleavis hook, you have a great chain and
strap attachment point.
One local tow company mounted a self loading wheel lift on a mast of a
single stage 6,000 pound fork lift. They use it at they large impound
lot (5 acres) to move cars in tight spaces with out damage.
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