How to Cut Access Panel for Fuel Pump in 4th Gen 95 Camaro

This is an easy method for changing your fuel pump or sending unit in your 4th Gen Camaro. This is an alternative to dropping the rear axle and tank. This method will save you time and money. Perfect DIY project.


  1. 1
    Disconnect Negative battery cable.Lay down back seat by pulling on the latches on each side of the seat.
  2. 2
    Remove the plastic spare tire cover by unlocking the clips. The opposite side is snapped in and out Remove them both and place them outside the vehicle.
  3. 3
    Now peel back carpet and put it in the back seat out of the way.
  4. 4
    Now use a level or square to mark the hole you are going to cut Measure the hole 7" 1/4 W X 12" 1/2 L The fuel pump is in the center, As displayed in the pictures
  5. 5
    Use an electric or air cutoff tool to cut out the marked area
  6. 6
    Disconnect the 2 quick connect fuel lines and the 2 push fit lines.
  7. 7
    Using a 8mm Socket remove the 5 retaining bolts that hold down the fuel pump sending unit
  8. 8
    Gently rotate the pump and remove it from the fuel tank, Be very careful to avoid damaging the float to sending unit clip.
  9. 9
    To Install it, reverse the removal.
  10. 10
    Now measure your hole add an inch to each side. Cut a piece of sheet metal or Aluminum to overlap a half inch on all 4 sides.
  11. 11
    Set your access panel plate cover in place to make sure it fits. Remove the plate and put a bead of RTV sealant then set the cover in place. Then use self tapping screws to hold the panel in place.
  12. 12
    Put rubber padding mat back in place. Lay carpet back down. Lock seat into place.
    • Estimated Time 30-60 Minutes

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