RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 351
Fuel pump access hatch-good idea?

I recall reading long ago about it being a lot of trouble to replace a fuel pump in a 1995 E250. Someone had placed an access hatch in the interior. I guess they just (carefully) cut a hole in the interior floor.

I will be replacing my interior floor soon. Is this worth doing? As far as I know, the fuel pump is original (110,000 miles).

If it is a good idea, any idea how to locate the right spot from above and how best to make the cut?



Austin, Texas
1995 SMB E250
bluedog225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
UJOINT's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AVL NC
Posts: 996
Re: Fuel pump access hatch-good idea?

I wouldn't, the fuel tank can be dropped in less than 30 minutes.

Chris Steuber
02 E350 7.3 (V4)
17 Focus RS, 90 SHO, 49 CJ2A, 89 LSC, 20 T250 AWD
UJOINT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 26
Re: Fuel pump access hatch-good idea?

after losing a fuel pump on a trip to the desert and fixing after riding my dual sport to san diego to get new pump i failed to realize how heavy a half full tank is when you undo it.(1990 ford van) lucky it dropped and stretched the wires and did not ruin connectors.
so when i bought my last van which we still have (2006 ford baby pop up posted under home built) i made a access door in the floor over the spot where the fuel pump is,used a cut off wheel on a grinder to cut out,took a piece of sheet metal screwed it on four corners after using putty around edges to seal.
as i was using 1/2 plywood i then cut matching square and left it in place.as i was using vinyl flooring
i just installed as normal.i was going to trim out with metal edging but decided that if i ever needed to access fuel pump i could just slit the vinyl then trim out as needed.
now that i have the knowledge that i can access the fuel pump in the field i probably will never have to!
easy mod no cost.piece of mind!
drive slow and enjoy "its the journey"
lqhikers is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.