Quest 1995-1996

Removal & Installation

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Fig. Fuel tank and related components-1993-98 vehicles (except 1998 California emissions)



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Fig. Fuel tank and related components-1998 California emissions vehicles



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Fig. Fuel tank and related components-1999-00 vehicles


CAUTION
Observe all applicable safety precautions when working around fuel. Whenever servicing the fuel system, always work in a well ventilated area. Do not allow fuel spray or vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher near the work area. Always keep fuel in a container specifically designed for fuel storage; also, always properly seal fuel containers to avoid the possibility of fire or explosion.

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure. Please refer to Relieving Fuel System Pressure for the procedure.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain the fuel from the tank.
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  7. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
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  9. Remove the two plastic clips and three bolts from the fuel tank front protective shield and remove the shield.
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  11. On 1998 California emissions and 1999-00 vehicles, remove the nuts, bolts, and clips from the EVAP canister splash shield. Remove the shield.
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  13. Disconnect the vapor hose from the fuel vapor valve.
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  15. Label the fuel supply and return hoses to ease installation. Loosen the clamps and disconnect the hoses from the fuel tank.
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  17. Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector.
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  19. Loosen the fuel tank-to-filler pipe hose clamp and slide it toward the fuel tank. Separate the hose from the filler pipe.
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  21. On 1998 California emissions vehicles, remove the eight fuel tank skid plate nuts and remove the skid plate.
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  23. Place a transmission jack or other suitable support device under the fuel tank, but do not obstruct the tank holding straps.
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  25. Remove the fuel tank holding strap retaining bolts. The tank holding straps are hinged at the front and will swing down after the retaining bolts are removed.
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  27. Carefully lower the tank from the vehicle and place the tank in a secure spot.
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To install:

  1. If the tank is to be replaced:
    1. Drain the old tank and remove it from the jack or other device. Place the new tank on the jack or other device.
    2.  
    3. Remove the fuel pump from the old tank and install it in the new tank.
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    5. Make sure that the vapor hose is installed on the new tank.
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  3. Raise the fuel tank into position.
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  5. Position the fuel tank straps and tighten the retaining bolts to 21-26 ft lbs. (29-35 Nm).
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  7. Remove the transmission jack or other device.
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  9. On 1998 California emissions vehicles, install the fuel tank skid plate and tighten the nuts to 15-18 ft. lbs. (20-25 Nm).
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  11. Connect the fuel supply and return hoses.
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  13. Connect the fuel tank-to-filler pipe hose. Align and tighten the clamp.
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  15. Connect the fuel pump electrical connector.
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  17. Connect the fuel vapor hose.
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  19. On 1998 California emissions and 1999-00 vehicles, install the EVAP canister splash shield.
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  21. Position the fuel tank front protective shield and install the clips and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 39-47 inch lbs. (4.4-5.4 Nm).
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  23. Lower the vehicle.
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  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  27. Fill the tank with gas.
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  29. Cycle the ignition key several times from OFF to ON to build fuel pressure.
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  31. Start the engine and check for leaks and proper operation.

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    Fig. Disconnect the fuel supply and . . .



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    Fig. . . . the fuel return lines



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    Fig. Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector



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    Fig. With the fuel tank supported, remove the strap bolts

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