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GMC Safari Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

GMC Safari Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 125,800 mi (82,000 mi - 180,000 mi)


The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

  • Visitor,

    I don't have this problem because I prevented and I change the fuel filter once a year every 6,000 to 7,000 miles... since gasoline is always contaminated and clog the filter soon, and with a clog filter the fuel pump is working forced until is broken.
    If you change the filter every years with a normal average miles used... you will have a healthty fuel pump for long time. My fuel pump still working fine since I have my Safari almost 10 years.

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  •  Rookie

    fuel pump died at red light, after filling up tank. Siphoned out gas, dropped tank, replaced pump assembly...also fixed fuel gauge problem!

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  • Visitor,

    I change the pump twice a year
    17 mars 2015

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  • Visitor, , 103,000 mi

    engine wont turn over but trying. no hum of fuel pump

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  • Visitor,

    i have the same problem but my van turns off and we have to leave it over night and then turns right back on.

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