I'm replacing the fuel pump on my 83 GMC Vandura.
Only too late did I learn the bolt trick to hold the push rod in place. When I removed the old fuel pump, the rod slide all the way forward and, alas, I now can't seem to push it back.
It wiggles a bit, rotates, but the rod is too slick for me to push it back with my finger and the hole is too small for me to get a pair of needle nose pliers, let alone two of my sausage fingers, in to grasp the rod.
I have found plenty of information about keeping the rod in place once I've slide it back, but I can't find anything explaining how to slide it back in the first place. Any advice would be much appreciated.