AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Tank Assembly

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DRAINING




CAUTION
Disconnect the battery before beginning the draining operation.

If the vehicle is not equipped with a darin plug, use the following procedure to remove the fuel.

  1. Using a 10 ft. (305cm) piece of 3 / 8 in. (9.5mm) hose, cut a flap slit 18 in. 945cm) from one end.
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  3. Install a pipe nipple, of slightly larger diameter than the hose, into the opposite end of the hose.
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  5. Install the nipple end of the hose into the fuel tank with the natural curve of the hose pointing downward. Keep feeding the hose in until the nipple hits the bottom of the tank.
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  7. Place the other end of the hose in a suitable container and insert a air hose pointing it in the downward direction of the slit and inject airinto the line.
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If the vehicle is to be stored, always drain the fuel from the complete fuel system including the carburetor or throttle body, fuel pump supply, fuel injection pump, fuel lines, and tank.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Drain the fuel tank into a suitable container.
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  3. Raise the rear of the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
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  5. Disengage the sending unit electrical connection.
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  7. Tag and disconnect the fuel outlet, inlet and vapor hoses.
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  9. On vehicles equipped, disconnect the fuel return hose.
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  11. Remove the tank retaining straps and stone shield.
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  13. Support the tank and remove it from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Apply a coating of grease to the filler tube and slide the tank onto the filler tube.
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  3. Install the tank, and the stone shield, then tighten the retaining strap bolts.
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  5. Engage the sending unit electrical connections.
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  7. Install all the hoses disconnected during removal.
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  9. Lower the vehicle, fill the tank and check for fuel leaks.
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