REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 8
The gas tanks on all Toyota trucks are mounted basically the same. Each one has a shield, straps, inlet pipe and so on. The procedure below is basic, and should help ease your way to the tank removal.
- Remove the negative battery cable.
- Raise the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
- Remove the drain plug and drain any remaining fuel into a suitable container. Remember that it is possible to have several gallons in the tank; be prepared with sufficient containers. It is best to run the tank as low on fuel as possible before removing it, but Empty on the gauge may still leave 2 or 3 gallons in the tank.
- Disconnect the plug from the pump and sending unit. Remove the gravel shield from the tank.
- Disconnect the fuel lines. Plug all the lines to prevent fuel from leaking.
- Disconnect the filler neck and vent line.
- Remove the fuel tank protector.
- Remove the bolts holding the tank to the vehicle and carefully lower the tank. It is recommended that a jack with a broad piece of lumber be placed to support the tank.
- Remove the fuel pump assembly.
- Make certain the fuel tank is completely dry if it has been flushed. Install the pump assembly.
- Install the fuel tank. Tighten the tank bolts.
- Connect the lines and hoses. Make certain the hoses are not crimped or pinched. Make sure the clamps are correctly seated.
- Connect the negative battery cable.