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04 Colorado 3.5.

While attempting to remove the fuel pump, all the rusted retaining clips started to break off.
Is there a work around this? like some type of bolt on adapter? or do I need to buy a new tank?

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"retaining clips"...

Damn those things.
 

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I would hope not....that would be friggin retarded
 

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Rockauto has the retaining clip ring for $3.95

ACDELCO Part # TR27 {#15169842} GM Original Equipment
 

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Rockauto has the retaining clip ring for $3.95

ACDELCO Part # TR27 {#15169842} GM Original Equipment
Am I missing something? Being serious here...

I have this clip (ring) .. the part that is rusted out are the clips that (i thought anyways) was part of the tank.

not my picture below, but of one that I found on another thread, shows the clips.


Thanks for the feedback and patience with my ignorance.
 

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Your not on here very much.......but if I'm providing information.....I'm trying to help you.

Pictures of your actual situation would do us a better service in providing and educated/informed answer

Here is a picture of the part I was speaking of:

 

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It appears that the clips on the tank, that the lock rings connects to, are broken off. I couldn't find any repair references. The cost of a new tank is north of $700, so maybe a junk yard visit would turn up something. My parts source indicates three separate part numbers for fuel tanks depending on the years. Haven't any clue what the physical differences would be.

FUEL TANK MOUNTING & FILLER PIPE | Nalley Buick GMC Brunswick

FUEL TANK MOUNTING & FILLER PIPE | Nalley Buick GMC Brunswick

FUEL TANK MOUNTING & FILLER PIPE | Nalley Buick GMC Brunswick
 

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Well depending on where the OP is and what he has I might be able to attain a used gas tank for way less then $700.......shipping it might be a bish tho
 

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It appears that the clips on the tank, that the lock rings connects to, are broken off. I couldn't find any repair references. The cost of a new tank is north of $700, so maybe a junk yard visit would turn up something. My parts source indicates three separate part numbers for fuel tanks depending on the years. Haven't any clue what the physical differences would be.

Thanks cart7881, you are spot on what I was trying to explain earlier.
@1BADI5 I'm not sure of my post earlier made it seem that I was suggesting that you were not trying to help, because indeed you were helping and I appreciate it.

I found a used tank about an hour away from me for $160.

Thanks again for all your input... I just wasn't sure if the rusted clips that were part of the tank breaking off was something that this forum has come across and found a way around it besides replacing the tank.
 

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No worries, good luck!

You should write up a How To on dropping the tank and replacing the pump.....just saying
 

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No worries, good luck!

You should write up a How To on dropping the tank and replacing the pump.....just saying
If I was to write it, It would probably be a "How NOT to" drop the tank.

This truck has been at my friend's garage for over a month.

I may start a new thread with a story of all my recent headaches with this thing.
 

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At a quick glance looking online, I don't see a new OE tank listed at RA, etc.
That's a little disturbing for those of us intending to keep these trucks for the indefinite future..
 

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Rshadd,

You have some secret to searching the Nalley site.
I've tried and I can't come close to your mojo there.
I have the pages for front suspension, steering, and rear suspension bookmarked.

Care to find the page with fuel tanks listed?
 

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Rshadd,

You have some secret to searching the Nalley site.
I've tried and I can't come close to your mojo there.
I have the pages for front suspension, steering, and rear suspension bookmarked.

Care to find the page with fuel tanks listed?
Try Post #7?
 

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Try Post #7?
There' no secret to searching their site. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing what the proper term for the part is called.
<Embarrassment!>

Thanks guys.
I should not post before I've had my first cup of morning caffeine.


$730...
Those tanks should never rust.... they're apparently gold-plated and gold never rusts.
 

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This is getting "off topic" and I apologize. The easiest way I have found to search for parts is to have the part number to start with. There are parts lists available on Ebay for just a few bucks. They are excerpts from Body Shop Repair Manuals, but very useful. They are delivered via Email for instant download. Something like this: Chevrolet Colorado 2004 2012 Parts List Model Year Specific | eBay
 
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