REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 5
- Raise and safely support the vehicle then remove the rear wheels.
- Remove the drain bolt and drain the fuel from the tank. Be sure to take the appropriate fire safety precautions.
- In the luggage area on 2-wheel drive vehicles, remove the access covers and disconnect the fuel pump and gauge unit wiring. On 4-wheel drive vehicles, the access cover is under the rear seat.
- To disconnect the hoses, loosen the clamps and slide them back. Carefully twist the hose while pulling it off the fitting to avoid damage to the hose or the flared fittings.
- On 4-wheel drive vehicles, remove the exhaust pipe along with the muffler and the rear driveshaft.
- Place a jack under the tank and remove the nuts to allow the tank straps to fall free. The tank may stick to the vehicle's undercoating but it can be pried out of the mounts. Be careful not to damage the fittings.
- Position the tank under the vehicle, then install the straps, washers and nuts onto the hooks.
- Wiggle the tank while tightening the nuts a few turns at a time to make sure the tank seats properly into the mount. tighten the strap nuts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
- Make sure the drain plug in installed with a new gasket and tighten to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Connect the hoses and wiring.
- On 4-wheel drive vehicles, install the driveshaft and tighten the bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm). Use new self locking nuts when attaching the exhaust pipe to the catalytic converter and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).