Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Tank Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The gas tanks on all Toyota trucks are mounted basically the same. Each one has a shield, straps, inlet pipe and similar connections. The procedure below is basic, and should apply to most all Toyota trucks.


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. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise the vehicle and support it with safety stands.
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  5. If equipped with a drain plug, remove the drain plug and drain any remaining fuel into a suitable container. If the tank has no drain plug, a siphon pump will be required to remove the fuel. 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 keep in mind that "Empty" on the gauge may still leave 2 or 3 gallons in the tank.
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  7. Disconnect the plug from the fuel pump and sending unit assembly. Remove the gravel shield from the tank.
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  9. Disconnect the fuel lines. Plug all the lines to prevent fuel from leaking.
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  11. Disconnect the filler neck and vent line.
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  13. Remove the fuel tank protector.
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  15. 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.
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  17. Remove the fuel pump assembly.
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CAUTION
Even though the tank has been drained, it still contains highly explosive fuel vapor. Immediately place the tank outside; NEVER store it in the house or garage. Unless the tank is to be immediately reinstalled, use a hose to fill the tank with water as full as possible. This will flush remaining fuel and vapor from the tank and also carry off any dirt which has accumulated.

To install:

  1. Make certain the fuel tank is completely dry if it has been flushed. Install the pump assembly.
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  3. Install the fuel tank. Tighten the tank bolts.
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  5. Connect the lines and hoses. Make certain the hoses are not crimped or pinched. Make sure the clamps are correctly seated.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Fig. Exploded view of the fuel tank and related components2000 Tundra



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Fig. Fuel tank and related components2000 Land Cruiser shown; earlier models similar



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Fig. View of the fuel tank and related components2000 4Runner shown; earlier models similar



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Fig. Fuel tank and related components2000 Tacoma shown; earlier models similar

 
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