Pa fuel tank help

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2001 pa ultra I just put a new pump and sending unit in and the locking tabs are non existent is there any fix for this besides changing the tank that is not available???
 

Alan 55

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Are you in need of the locking ring that secures the pump assembly into the tank? Sorry if I did not fully understand your post.
 

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I replaced my tank. Not sure why you can't get a new one....I did the pump, sending unit, filler pipe, straps, hoses etc. Don't feel alone though,...my sending unit isn't working !! Have to drop the tank again
 

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I also replaced the tank in my 96 PA along with fuel pump and sender assembly.
Had to replace defective fuel pump about 2 years back and selected Delphi bundle, pump and sender assy. I had no problems with the pump but the sender was very awkward. It worked very sluggish and unreliable, unlike the original unit before. Sometimes I put the tank full, but the dash would show full only after a few miles, sometime not at all.
Now I choose a complete Spectra bundle - tank, straps, pump and sender, and it seems to work well. Hope I didn't make a wrong choice in terms of lasting quality :rolleyes: - I guess time will tell. It's not the most difficult job and I still have the Delphi pump.... :)
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All the parts places I call say it's not available even rock auto ig you can get me a part number I would appreciate it it's a 2001 park ave ultra 3.8 supercharged
 

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All the parts places I call say it's not available even rock auto ig you can get me a part number I would appreciate it it's a 2001 park ave ultra 3.8 supercharged
Did you ever watch Mc'Gyver? As mentioned, if no part's are available, you will have to improvise, adapt, and overcome all obstacles.
 
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...you can get me a part number I would appreciate it it's a 2001 park ave ultra 3.8 supercharged
For 1998-05 the GM part # is 2574 4826. No difference noted for Base vs Ultra.

I did a quick search; none on ebay but there are a number of parts websites that list the part as being available.

Maybe there is one out there; the part does cross to several models of GM. That would also mean a good chance of getting one out of the salvage yard if need be.
 
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For 1998-05 the GM part # is 2574 4826. No difference noted for Base vs Ultra.

I did a quick search; none on ebay but there are a number of parts websites that list the part as being available.

Maybe there is one out there; the part does cross to several models of GM. That would also mean a good chance of getting one out of the salvage yard if need be.
I'm not a fan of getting a rusty salvage yard tank
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For 1998-05 the GM part # is 2574 4826. No difference noted for Base vs Ultra.
Are you sure about this part number? My parts catalog lists the fuel tank as 2562 5215. I am led to believe that GM called it GM20B. Rockauto has a few manufacturers listed with this part number. Some are out of stock but two available, including the Spectra Kit 0419 that I ordered a couple of months ago.
 
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Are you sure about this part number? My parts catalog lists the fuel tank as 2562 5215. I am led to believe that GM called it GM20B. Rockauto has a few manufacturers listed with this part number. Some are out of stock but two available, including the Spectra Kit 0419 that I ordered a couple of months ago.
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I had one of my engineer friends make me a ring with tabs that I bolted to the tank. I used windshield urethane to seal the ring to the tank. I wish I could tell you that I could get more of these, but I can't. This is the best solution I have seen for this common problem. The ring is stainless steel, so this won't happen again.

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