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#1796707 - 06/22/09 02:44 PM How to remove fuel tank?
Nomad8326 Offline
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Poobah

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 6063
Loc: Ohio
Thanks to Drock I have emptied the tank as much as the pump could pump.

What it the best way to drop the tank? I dont want to break anything. The wiring is fair game tho. So if there is a part where the wiring is a pain i can justr snip it off.

Want to drop the tank off tomorrow so It can get ready to be installed on the 99.

Thanks.
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#1796715 - 06/22/09 02:56 PM Re: How to remove fuel tank? [Re: Nomad8326]
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Registered: 04/21/03
Posts: 290
Loc: Knoxville TN
After I drained or substantially pumped out the tank, I proceeded as follows (97 CVPI):
Back the rear wheels onto a pair of ramps or otherwise raise the rear of the vehicle.
Disconnect the spring-lock fuel supply and return connectors using the appropriate expander tool (Lisle makes a good cheap set).
Disconnect the electrical connector (this isn't actually too hard).
Remove the screw retaining the filler tube to the tank.
Remove the screws securing the upper fuel filler tube to the left rear body panel.
Remove the nuts from the two tank retainer strap studs.
Gently lower tank to ground.
When re-installing tank, you may have to replace the tank strap retaining studs witn new ones. This is because the original studs may have been intentionally broken off at vehicle assembly
to avoid punctures.
Re-connect your lines and electrical harness when complete. Hope this helps.
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#1796718 - 06/22/09 03:08 PM Re: How to remove fuel tank? [Re: hlbly]
Nomad8326 Offline
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Poobah

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 6063
Loc: Ohio
I'll Try it and let you know. lol
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2004 Explorer XLS
2005 CVPI - Black Lake Township PD #6 - SOLD

Oil Cooler Hose Replacement, Slow/Inoperative Window Repair - Cleaning Switches 95-02, 92+ Fuel Pump Replacement w/o Tank Drop, Broken Seat Bolt Repair, Vinyl Decal/Sticker Removal Tips

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#1796752 - 06/22/09 04:18 PM Re: How to remove fuel tank? [Re: Nomad8326]
CommandPresence Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 1237
Loc: Granite State
I used new studs/nuts, actually I just used a new hex head bolt, seeing as how the straps were a tight fit I couldnt even get the old nut/bolt to reach the previous location. I just bought longer bolts and tightened them right down \:\)
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#1796868 - 06/22/09 07:59 PM Re: How to remove fuel tank? [Re: CommandPresence]
Nomad8326 Offline
A suspicious mind is a healthy mind.
Poobah

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 6063
Loc: Ohio
Well I got the filler tube out of the way broke it but out of the way.

Tomorrow before it get in the 80s again ill cut the fuel lines and start loosening the straps.
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2004 Explorer XLS
2005 CVPI - Black Lake Township PD #6 - SOLD

Oil Cooler Hose Replacement, Slow/Inoperative Window Repair - Cleaning Switches 95-02, 92+ Fuel Pump Replacement w/o Tank Drop, Broken Seat Bolt Repair, Vinyl Decal/Sticker Removal Tips

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#1797450 - 06/23/09 04:10 PM Re: How to remove fuel tank? [Re: Nomad8326]
Nomad8326 Offline
A suspicious mind is a healthy mind.
Poobah

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 6063
Loc: Ohio
got it out a few hours ago. Worse part was getting the fuel lines cut.

Still all in all not that bad.
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2008 CVPI - Salem City Police Unit
2004 Explorer XLS
2005 CVPI - Black Lake Township PD #6 - SOLD

Oil Cooler Hose Replacement, Slow/Inoperative Window Repair - Cleaning Switches 95-02, 92+ Fuel Pump Replacement w/o Tank Drop, Broken Seat Bolt Repair, Vinyl Decal/Sticker Removal Tips

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