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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Question: How difficult to change gas tank pressure sensor? A 50$ part, 450$ dealer to do.

 

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bigbulldog, 5.3L V8, Flushing, MI, September 25, 2011, 05:42
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engine light came on went to dealer and they diagnosis'd a gas tank pressure sensor as issue. The engine light has gone on and off with various fill ups but is now on all the time. Was hoping to save some money. But if it is a necessary for the pros to repair, I understand. Looking for advice

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    September 25, 2011, 06:34
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    unless you have a lift, a jack that will support the fuel tank, then yes you can do it yourself. thats why it is 450 at the dealer. not as easy as it sounds.

    Roy

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 25, 2011, 10:13
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    Roy is correct
    Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
    If it is something you think you may do yourself get Alldata and read the instructions first.

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