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Dorman
1978 Jeep CJ5 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-2905EFC    576-652  New

Qty:
$101.41
Dorman Fuel Tank  N/A
  • Steel Tank Only
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Lock Ring And Gasket Included (where Applicable)
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Rust Resistant
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Quality Tested For Durability
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 10.88 In.
    • Length: 25.25 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 18.25 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1978 - Jeep CJ5 N/A
Dorman
1982 Jeep CJ5 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-2905EFC    576-652  New

Qty:
$101.41
Dorman Fuel Tank  N/A
  • Steel Tank Only 15 Gallon Tank
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Lock Ring And Gasket Included (where Applicable)
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Rust Resistant
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Quality Tested For Durability
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 10.88 In.
    • Length: 25.25 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 18.25 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1982 - Jeep CJ5 N/A
Dorman
1981 Jeep Scrambler Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-2905EFC    576-652  New

Qty:
$101.41
Dorman Fuel Tank  N/A
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Lock Ring And Gasket Included (where Applicable)
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Rust Resistant
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Quality Tested For Durability
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 10.88 In.
    • Length: 25.25 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 18.25 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1981 - Jeep Scrambler N/A
Dorman
1978 Jeep CJ5 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-2905EFC    576-652  New

Qty:
$101.41
  • Steel Tank Only
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 10.88 In.
    • Length: 25.25 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 18.25 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1978 - Jeep CJ5 N/A
Dorman
1982 Jeep CJ5 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-2905EFC    576-652  New

Qty:
$101.41
  • 15 Gallon Tank Steel Tank Only
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 10.88 In.
    • Length: 25.25 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 18.25 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1982 - Jeep CJ5 N/A
Dorman
1981 Jeep Scrambler Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-2905EFC    576-652  New

Qty:
$101.41
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 10.88 In.
    • Length: 25.25 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 18.25 In.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1981 - Jeep Scrambler N/A
Dorman
1975 Chevrolet C10 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-381BDB9    576-334  New

Qty:
$92.50
Dorman Fuel Tank  N/A
  • 20 Gallon Tank Ahead of Rear Axle
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Lock Ring And Gasket Included (where Applicable)
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Rust Resistant
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Quality Tested For Durability
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 11 In.
    • Length: 56 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 14 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1975 - Chevrolet C10 N/A
Dorman
1981 Chevrolet C10 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-381BDB9    576-334  New

Qty:
$92.50
Dorman Fuel Tank  N/A
  • 20 Gallon Tank
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Lock Ring And Gasket Included (where Applicable)
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Rust Resistant
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Quality Tested For Durability
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 11 In.
    • Length: 56 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 14 In.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1981 - Chevrolet C10 N/A
Dorman
1975 Chevrolet C10 Fuel Tank - Front Dorman

P311-381BDB9    576-334  New

Qty:
$92.50
  • 20 Gallon Tank
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 11 In.
    • Length: 56 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 14 In.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1975 - Chevrolet C10 Front
Dorman
1981 Chevrolet C10 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-381BDB9    576-334  New

Qty:
$92.50
  • 20 Gallon Tank
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 11 In.
    • Length: 56 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 14 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1981 - Chevrolet C10 N/A
Genuine
1988 BMW M5 Fuel Tank Genuine

P311-2BB1A11    W0133-1663579  New

Qty:
$911.94
Genuine Fuel Tank
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Genuine
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1988 - BMW M5
Dorman
1984 BMW 318i Fuel Tank Dorman

P311-2EE1D33    W0133-1661977  New

Qty:
$352.40
Dorman Fuel Tank
  • 55L
Brand: Dorman
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1984 - BMW 318i
Dorman
1991 BMW 318i Fuel Tank Dorman

P311-2EE1D33    W0133-1661977  New

Qty:
$352.40
Dorman Fuel Tank
  • Production: 03/1990-
Brand: Dorman
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1991 - BMW 318i
Dorman
1987 BMW 325 Fuel Tank Dorman

P311-2EE1D33    W0133-1661977  New

Qty:
$352.40
Dorman Fuel Tank
Brand: Dorman
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1987 - BMW 325
Dorman
1987 BMW 325i Fuel Tank Dorman

P311-2EE1D33    W0133-1661977  New

Qty:
$352.40
Dorman Fuel Tank
  • 1987 only
Brand: Dorman
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1987 - BMW 325i
Genuine
1991 BMW M5 Fuel Tank Genuine

P311-43BCF20    W0133-1663322  New

Qty:
$906.20
Genuine Fuel Tank
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Genuine
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1991 - BMW M5
Dorman
1990 Ford F Super Duty Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-201F2A5    576-121  New

Qty:
$88.21
Dorman Fuel Tank  N/A
  • Rear Mount 18 Gallon Tank
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Lock Ring And Gasket Included (where Applicable)
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Rust Resistant
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Quality Tested For Durability
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 7.88 In.
    • Length: 34.75 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 27 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1990 - Ford F Super Duty N/A
Dorman
1997 Ford F-250 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-201F2A5    576-121  New

Qty:
$88.21
Dorman Fuel Tank  N/A
  • Over 8,500 Lb. GVW Rear Mount 18 Gallon Tank
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Lock Ring And Gasket Included (where Applicable)
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Rust Resistant
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Direct Replacement For A Proper Fit Every Time
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Quality Tested For Durability
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 7.88 In.
    • Length: 34.75 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 27 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1997 - Ford F-250 N/A
Dorman
1990 Ford F Super Duty Fuel Tank - Rear Dorman

P311-201F2A5    576-121  New

Qty:
$88.21
  • 18 Gallon Tank
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 7.88 In.
    • Length: 34.75 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 27 In.
Brand: Dorman
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1990 - Ford F Super Duty Rear
Dorman
1998 Ford F-250 Fuel Tank - N/A Dorman

P311-201F2A5    576-121  New

Qty:
$88.21
  • Over 8,500 Lb. GVW 18 Gallon Tank
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attached Sump: No
    • Baffled Sump: No
    • Filler Neck Attached: No
    • Fuel Tank Coating: Paint
    • Height: 7.88 In.
    • Length: 34.75 In.
    • Lock Ring/O Ring Included: Yes
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Straps Included: No
    • Package Contents: Fuel Tank , Lock Ring, O Ring
    • Width: 27 In.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1998 - Ford F-250 N/A

Latest Fuel Tank Repair and Installation Advice

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05 Chevy Malibu Fuel Tank Issue

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Question From Brah on 05 Chevy Malibu Fuel Tank Issue

For about a month now my 05 Malibu has been giving me an issue every time I fill up on gas. After the nozzle clicks once letting me know that it is full, I take the nozzle out. When I start the car, the gas needle goes up to full and stays there for about 3 miles or so. Then it suddenly goes to empty and I get the LOW FUEL message and the steady check engine light. After driving 30 more miles, the needle fixes it self and goes to the correct level of gas. It works fine for the rest of the time until I fill up again. For example, if it shows that I have 3/4 left, it really has 3/4 left. Also, once the needle fixes it self, I unscrew the gas tank lid and screw it back on to turn off the engine light.

What could be causing this issue? I understand it might be the fuel sending unit, but its not doing it constantly. Just after fill up. How could I easily fix this without taking it to the dealer? How do I get to the gas tank without lowering it (if possible)?

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.




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Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

Easily? Don't bank on that. The tank has to be removed to access the sending unit.

1992 Blazer fuel tank removeal

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Question From Rick Cummings on 1992 Blazer fuel tank removeal

Trying to remove the fuel tank from my 1992 full size Chevy Blazer. I have removed the skid plate and the fuel tank straps along with the filler neck. Problem is the tank will not drop out. Thought the straps were the only thing that held the tank on, am I missing something?

Response From DanD

I’ve seen the insulation that protects the tank from vibrations will cause the tank to actually stick to the body. If your fairly sure you’ve all the straps undone, take a pry bar to it and see if it’s just stuck to this gasket like material?

Dan.

Response From way2old Top Rated Answer

Also try moving it to one side or the other to see if it is hanging on the rear springs.

1988 GMC K1500 Fuel tank removal

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Question From bptbd on 1988 GMC K1500 Fuel tank removal

I am in need of help removing the fuel tank from this truck listed above. I have one strap off and the other one loosened. The one that is loosened will not come out all the way. What we are trying to do is replace the fuel pump. Any one have any ideas how to get the fuel tank all the way off? Thanks for your help in advance.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Is this a rust issue with the nut + bolt for strap?

T

Response From bptbd

No the bolt is all the way out it is just the strap that we cannot remove from around the tank. The strap that I am talking about is hooked to a bar that is hooked to the frame.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Are you saying strap is stuck to tank and won't get out of the way even with the fastener at ONE end only it should peel off of tar like insulation frequently used. Pull harder if so. The strap is available if it breaks,

T

Response From bptbd

I will try that and see if it works. Just so I am understanding this, you are saying to pull very hard on the strap to get it loose from the tank? It can be replaced if it breaks?

Response From Tom Greenleaf


This is a generic pic of what I think you are dealing with. One end has the bolt the other swings as I recall. All lines, wires and fuel neck off first if possible or as tank comes free (can be stuck on top also) have support while you deal with connections.

They use like roofing material which gets pretty sticky sometimes and may have that on top of tank as well. The idea is no metal to metal contact which in use could rub a hole in the tank or make a spark as no matter how tight you make a vehicle things need some allowance to move with the conditions we put them under.

The strap will pull off or call it peel off such that tank can be removed. If that insulating stuff is not up for reassemble ask your parts store or literally check out hardware store type product to replace it. Not sure you can buy what they call "ice shield" used here for roofing under shingles in small quantities but a tape or something should be available if it needs refreshing.

Universal replacement straps should be an in stock item - depending on where you are. Here rust would look like in pic above as early as a five year old vehicle and of course you can't safely use heat to help. I've just taken tin snips to straps and either welded back or put a piece over cut with rivets to make it reusable in not cut in a spot as to rub on the tank.

First get it out. If you are uncertain as to how to safely remove the pump + gauge sender assy hit back. REMEMBER - AN EMPTY TANK STILL HAS FUMES FAR MORE APT TO EXPLODE THAN FULL ONE WHICH IS TOO HEAVY TO DEAL WITH AND WOULD SPILL OUT WHERE FILLER NECT WAS SO IT MUST BE EMPTY OR VERY LOW.

More: If the tank is severely rusted you may be surprised that for a common Chev truck they probably are NOT all that expensive aftermarket but made to fit right new one. Use wood between any jack or jack stand used for support between metal of those and the tank. Do keep a fire extinguisher right nearby and having a helper is really handy for a couple critical moments while doing this stuff.

Good luck,

T

Response From bptbd

thank you for the help. The fuel tank came off pretty easy when we took the bracket that the one strap is hooked to. We are just having problems getting the fuel pump loose now. It does not have the quick connects. It has compression like nuts on each line. have any suggestions?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

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Now I can't be sure of the exact type line connections and at the age they may have been altered. Pic above shows what looks like "flare nut" connections not compressions fittings that might have been used before with this old a truck to replace just the motor and not the whole assembly. Either way you should use "flare nut" wrenches as needed to undo. True compression fittings as a patch may not be legal with fuel! I'm not the police but common sense with items with fuel is in order. Do it right as OE.



Those are basic flare nut wrenches. PB (power blaster) penetrating oil works as well as I know of to assist with that stuff.



That what I call a compression fitting not generally used OE in automotive and definitely NOT for brake line repair!

With lines you can use those for trans cooling lines but I have doubts with fuel if that is OK to leave that way,

T

Response From bptbd

You are right it is a flare nut. We are replacing the whole assembly because the pipe that comes from the fuel pump has now snapped off because of us trying to get the flare nut loose. The problem we are having with the old flare nut is that it won't come loose from the gas line. It is rusted and stuck. We tried flare wrenches and vise grips along with pb blaster and they still will not come off. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Ask at your local part outlet for a repair kit if it's not going to behave. I know it's old but it should be done safely with gas involved of course. There may be a kit to cut line and put in the section that won't come undone,

T

Response From Hammer Time

I know it's old but it should be done safely with gas involved of course.

Not to mention having to pull the tank out again...........LOL

draining a fuel tank

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Question From angelekrose on draining a fuel tank

1999 saturn sc1

what is a safe way to drain the fuel tank. The anti theft on the gas tank is not allowing me to siphon gas out very well. i need to change the fuel pump which is located in the fuel tank.

thank you.

Response From Hammer Time

There is no easy way. The tank has to be dropped with the fuel in it.

Response From angelekrose

that is a bummer. it was filled right before it happened:(

Response From Hammer Time

Once you remove the filler hose from the tank nipple, you may be able to siphon through there. If not, you're pretty much screwed. It happens to me all the time.

Response From angelekrose

thanks for responding

Response From angelekrose Top Rated Answer

a freind of mine is thinking about drilling a hole in it? then patching it up. i told him didnt think it was very safe. would it work?

Response From nickwarner

a freind of mine is thinking about drilling a hole in it? then patching it up. i told him didnt think it was very safe. would it work?

NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

That friend is on track to earn a Darwin Award. A drill uses an electric motor. An electric motor creates sparks inside it where the brushes contact the armature. Try running one in a room with no lights on and look through the vents on the side. You'll see a little spark show. So the drill bit punches through the tank, gas spurts out, hits a nice juicy spark and your local fire department gets a workout along with the local mortician having a closed casket funeral or two. Bad bad bad bad idea and I'm glad you didn't let him do it.

It does seem that Murphy's Law kicks in with fuel pumps, as they never seem to go out when on empty but will readily quit on a full tank. We deal with it all the time. I like to use a transmission jack to support the tank solidly. You can try as Hammer suggested to get the fill hose off and see if you can get a siphon tube in that way. If that method doesn't work, and you can't get ahold of a transmission jack, you can make something that will help. I will assume you have a full-sized floor jack or can borrow one.

The pad that contacts your car on those has a peg on the bottom of it that slides into a hole to keep it in place. Take it off and measure the diameter and length. Now go to a local welding shop and have them cut a piece of round stock or pipe that size and weld it to the center of an 18"x18" piece of 3/16 steel plate. Put that on your jack in place of the original pad and you will have a solid platform that will help hold up the weight.

Bear in mind that a shop jack isn't wide like a trans jack, so it tends to get very tippy when you use something like this. A lot of finess and good centering of the load are needed. Absolutely do not use a trouble light with an incandescent bulb in it. Should anything hit it while working on the fuel system you get a shower of sparks with a bunch on gas fumes and we're back to the fallout of the drill idea.

Your best bet is to look in the yellow pages for a tool rental place and rent a proper transmission jack. Its not that much money and the safest and easiest way to do this. Once you get the tank out just siphon the fuel into cans and pour it back in when you get the tank bolted back up. I suggested the steel plate idea as I used it once when I was about 16 and in a pinch. An extra set of hands to steady the tank on its way down will be needed if you try it.

how to drop the fuel tank on a 1990 C1500

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Question From zboy56 on how to drop the fuel tank on a 1990 C1500

i was trying to change the fuel filter when the fuel line twisted and broke and need to drop tank to get at it

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Quick look this fuel filter is on frame and they do get rusted/stuck and twist up lines to replace. There are kits to repair the lines properly. Not sure why you want to remove fuel tank as the filter isn't near the tank,

T

Response From zboy56

the part of the line it twisted is too close to the tank and frame to get where the connector for the lines are at

Response From Tom Greenleaf

OK - They could break there too and into a fuel pump assembly! Pump should look like this......
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Those flare connection MIGHT be trouble too. If you have to begin with getting the fuel out of the tank. Then this is listed as the procedure for removal if nothing else breaks or rusted in just dropping the tank.............
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the tank.
  3. Raise the rear of your vehicle and support it with jackstands.
  4. Remove the clamp on the filler neck and the vent tube hose.
  5. If equipped, remove the gauge hose which is attached to the frame.
  6. While supporting the tank securely, remove the support straps and insulators.
  7. If equipped, remove the fuel tank shield.
  8. Lower the tank until the gauge wiring, electrical connections and all hoses can be removed.
  9. Remove the tank.


To install:
  1. Raise the tank until all hoses, electrical connections and wiring can be attached.
  2. Raise the tank into position, and If equipped, install the tank shield.
  3. Install the tank retaining straps. Tighten the strap retainers to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Make certain that any anti-squeak material is replaced during installation.
  4. Install the clamp on the filler neck and the vent tube hose.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Fill the tank and check for leaks.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

*********** It's old so hard to say what battles you may run into, T

Response From zboy56

are there any bolts or brackets that hold the tank up on the top side of it?

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

2 straps, lines, hoses, filler pipe and wires

Response From zboy56

ok i have taken the straps off and all lines/hoses i get to but the tank will not come down from the frame, so what else could be holding it up?

Response From Hammer Time

Unless it has a metal shield around it, there is nothing else holding it except maybe sticky sealing tape.

Response From Discretesignals

The front strap is actually bolted to the left frame by four bolts. You have to take the four bolts out. Don't forget to remove the ground from the frame by the filler neck. Most people forget about that and then wonder why the fuel pump doesn't work later.

Keep a fire extinguisher near and don't use a drop light. That's all you need is to have a drop light hit the ground and catch everything on fire. The tank is going to be heavy if there is over a 1/4 tank of fuel in it.

Response From zboy56

where these 4 bolts at because i never saw them?

Response From Discretesignals

The front strap has a brace that is bolted to the driver's side frame. Look at the frame and you'll see the four bolts that have to come out. Should be near the emergency brake cable equalizer.

Response From zboy56

Discretesignals i don't see those bolts or the bracket you were talking about.

Response From Discretesignals

If you have the straps off and there isn't anything under the fuel tank, it should come down. Is it even loose?

Response From zboy56

no it won't budge or move any direction

Response From Discretesignals

Is there anyway you can take some pictures, so we can see what you dealing with? Upload them up to a video hosting or picture site and send us the link?

Response From zboy56

i could that tomorrow, i would do it now but it's dark out and starting to get cold.

Response From Hammer Time

The 4 bolts that DS refers to constitute a support arm under the front of the tank and the tank does have a shield around it.

Response From zboy56

guys no clue what happened but today at about noon i went out to look at the tank again and it was hanging down on the straps and i was able to move it.

Response From Hammer Time

It was stuck on the sticky tape

Response From zboy56

well i got everything put back together yesterday and now my truck is running fine so thanks for the help.

Response From Hammer Time

You're welcome

Question closed with resolution

Response From Discretesignals

Probably would be better to work on it when there is light anyway. Don't understand why it doesn't want to come down if you have the straps removed.

Response From zboy56

Are you certain that nothing else could be holding it because if i try to wiggle it or push it the whole truck moves?

Response From Discretesignals

You may have to drain the tank (if it is over 1/4 full) if your going to be laying on the ground doing this.