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leaking fuel problems, smell and drips

Old January 3rd, 2019, 6:02 AM
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Hi Everyone.
I am having a similar problem to the one described here in this thread on a 2007 Equinox LT2 AWD, last 8 of VIN 76235008.
I had the vehicle up on a lift, and I can clearly see the leak is coming from the top of the tank, right side of the tank.
The gasoline smell is getting progressively worse.
There seems to be some indication on this thread that even vehicles not covered under the "recall" were fixed by GM under the "extended warranty" stipulation, if the problem is related to the plastic fuel delivery lines on the primary pump.
**Update, checked with local Chevy Dealer, the VIN won't come up on any "recall" websites, but IS in the GM system for an extended warranty, and is covered, parts and labor for this particular issue. Scheduled to be looked at on Monday**

$450 for a fuel pump is no small chunk of change, so while I'm confident I could drop the tank and replace the fuel pump assembly myself, I'm wanting to explore all options before doing that and spending that kind of money, if there is any chance GM might help me out with this.

On another note, if I need to drop the tank myself, obviously the exhaust and rear driveshaft need to be disconnected, charcoal filter removed, etc, but I'm wondering from anyone on this forum about if the tank slides forward to clear the rear diff on AWD models, or if there is something more involved after making all the disconnects and removing the tank straps. If I need to do something with the rear diff itself, like disconnecting it, or dropping it, then it's definitely a dealer repair.
** Would still like feedback on this in case someone else on here has to drop the tank for another issue, or if the secondary pump would happen to go on mine!**


Matt Gehman

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