Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Tank Assembly

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removal & installation


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Fig. View of the fuel tank and line



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Fig. Inspect the fuel tank lines for cracks and or leaks. Replace as necessary.



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Fig. Torque the fuel tank line fitting as shown



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Fig. View of a typical Toyota fuel tank line fitting


CAUTION
To avoid personal injury, do not smoke or use any type of open flame when removing the fuel tank! Always use new gaskets on any fuel tank or fuel line component. During installation, make sure that the rubber protectors are installed with the fuel tank and make sure that all line or plug torque specification are observed. To reduce the amount of fuel that you will have to dispose of, use as much of the fuel as possible before draining the tank.


NOTE
Be sure this procedure is done in a well ventilated area.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Relieve the fuel pressure.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. If equipped with a drain plug position a large capacity waste drain receptacle under the drain plug.
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  9. Remove the drain plug and gasket. Discard the gasket and purchase a new one.
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  11. If not equipped with a drain plug obtain an approved pumping device and drain a sufficient amount of fuel from the tank.
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  13. Remove the luggage compartment mat.
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  15. Remove the cover over the tank sending unit and hose connections.
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  17. Disconnect the gauge electrical harness and the vent, feed and fuel return hoses.
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  19. Disconnect the fuel inlet filler neck.
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  21. With the aid of an assistant, support the tank and remove the tank strap bolts.
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  23. Lower the tank and remove it from the vehicle.
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NOTE
To make the installation easier, label and tag all fuel lines and electrical connections.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be careful not to twist or kink any of the hoses.
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  3. Check for leaks.
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