REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Take all applicable cautions when working around the fuel tank. Always disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Release the fuel system pressure.
- Leave the fuel pump connector disconnected.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the fuel tank cap.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Position a suitable drain pan under the fuel tank.
- Remove the fuel tank drain plug and drain all the fuel from the tank.
- Label and disconnect the fuel return and vapor hoses from the fuel tank.
- Label and disconnect the electrical harness from the sending unit.
- Loosen the flare nut fitting and disconnect the high pressure hose from the fuel tank.
- Disconnect the fuel filler and leveling hoses from the fuel tank.
- Loosen the two self-locking nuts that hold the tank bands to the tank.
- Support the fuel tank from underneath and swing the tank bands down away from the tank.
- Disconnect the fuel vapor hose
- Lower and remove the tank.
- Raise the fuel tank into position and connect the vapor hose.
- Make sure the band is bonded fully to the tank and tighten the band until the end of the band contacts the body.
- Connect the leveling hose to the tank and the filler neck. Make sure the hose is pushed at least 1.6 in. (40mm) onto the filler neck.
- Connect the filler hose so that the end of the hose with the shorter straight pipe is connected to the tank side.
- Connect the fuel vapor and return hoses. Make sure the hoses are pushed at least 1.0-1.2 in. (25-30mm) onto their connections.
- Connect the high pressure hose to the tank by making the flare nut hand tight. Hold the stationary nut with a wrench and torque the flare nut to 23-30 ft. lbs. (34-40 Nm).
Make sure that the fuel hose does not twist when the flare fitting is being tightened.
- Connect the fuel pump and sending unit harnesses.
- Install the drain plug and tighten to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-24 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Fill the fuel tank to the proper level.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the engine and allow it to idle.
- Check for proper fuel pump operation and leaks.