Dakota 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Release the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Drain the fuel tank. This is done by removing the clamp and hose from the fuel tank fill fitting at the rear of the tank. Position a draining hose from an approved gasoline draining station into the open fuel tank fill fitting.
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  9. Disconnect vent line from tank.
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  11. If equipped, remove fuel tank skid plate.
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  13. Disconnect Natural Vacuum Leak Detection (NVLD), Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) and evaporative lines at front of tank.
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  15. Disconnect electrical connector at NVLD pump.
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  17. Support tank with a hydraulic jack.
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  19. Remove two fuel tank strap nuts and remove both tank support straps.
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  21. Carefully lower tank a few inches and disconnect fuel pump module electrical connector at top of tank. To disconnect electrical connector: Push upward on red colored tab to unlock. Push on black colored tab while removing connector.
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  23. Disconnect fuel line at fuel pump module fitting by pressing on tabs at side of quick-connect fitting.
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  25. Continue to lower tank for removal.
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  27. If fuel tank is to be replaced, remove fuel pump module from tank.
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  29. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the strap bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).

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    Fig. Exploded view of the fuel tank mounting

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