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.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise the vehicle and support it with safety stands.
- 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.
- Disconnect the plug from the fuel pump and sending unit assembly. 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.