REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Always ground yourself to the vehicle's chassis to prevent sparks while working on or around the fuel tank.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the access panel under the rear seat or in the luggage compartment.
- Disconnect the gauge sending unit wiring and hoses.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Drain the fuel tank into an approved container.
- On Cabriolet models, remove the right rear inner fender and disconnect the breather hose from the filler. Remove, but do not disconnect the gravity valve.
- Detach the fuel pump bracket from the body.
- Lower the pump enough to disconnect the fuel hoses from the tank.
On Cabriolet models, the rear axle must be dropped out of the way as follows:
- Disconnect the brake hydraulic hoses at both sides of the rear axle.
- Detach the rear axle from the body on both sides and let it hang on the parking brake cables.
- Unhook the muffler supports and pull the large hose from the filler neck.
- Support the tank, loosen the straps and carefully lower the tank out of the vehicle.
- If a new tank is being installed, glue new foam strips to the tank in the same location as the old ones.
- Position the tank and secure it with the straps.
- Connect the wiring and hoses to the sending unit.
- Attach the fuel pump bracket to the body.
- On Cabriolet models, install the rear axle, connect the hydraulic lines and bleed the brakes.
- Install the access panel once all electrical connections have been made.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Fill the tank with fuel and check for leaks.