Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1957-1983 Repair Information

Fuel Tank



The fuel tank is attached to the frame by brackets and bolts. The brackets are attached to the tank at the seam flange.

Before removing the fuel tank, make sure the level of the fuel inside the tank is at least below any of the various hoses connected. It is best to either drain or siphon the majority of fuel out of the tank to make it easier to handle while removing it.

  1. Loosen all of the clamps retaining the hoses to the tank and disconnect the hoses from the tank. It may be necessary to remove the fuel tank-to-mounting bracket screws and lower the tank slightly to gain access to some of the connecting hoses.
  3. Support the tank with a floor jack.
  5. Disconnect the tank from the mounting brackets, if not already done, and lower the tank from under the vehicle. Be careful not to spill any fuel in the tank while removing it.

On some vehicles, it may be necessary to remove the parking brake cable guide clips and skid plate, if equipped, and to disconnect one brake cable at connector.

  1. Install the fuel tank in the reverse order of removal.