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Old 03-31-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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I need some advice,soon installing Savvy skid

So my Savvy gas tank skid is on order.My Jeep has 140 K on it and Ill have the tank out of it.Im always afraid the fuel pump is going to crap out on me soon,I do 2 hr drives sometimes to get to a friends house for wheeling.Next month going to R/C ,4 hrs away.question is should I repl the fuel pump since Im right there? i also dont want to take out a good pump & put a reman in that could also crap out,not that reman stuff does that,no never. Whats everyones thoughts?

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Electric fuel pumps aren't remanufactured. If it were me, and you had the $, I'd go ahead and replace it.
I'm faced with kind of the same issue right now with my Chevy Silverado; it needs a sending unit, but @ 100K miles, I'm not going to drop the tank without replacing the fuel pump as well. It's not a huge job (Jeep or truck) but I still hate doing things twice.

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I've never seen a remanufactured fuel pump for the TJ. With a '98 with 140K miles, I'd probably replace both the fuel pump & fue pressure regulator while the tank is down. The FPR is especially notorious for causing long start times when it start leaking & letting fuel drain down out of the engine and into the gas tank.

If you can afford it, I'd go OE Mopar for the fuel pump & fuel pressure regulator, those are critical functions I wouldn't trust to something from Autozone.
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I'd go for it as well. In fact, I'd pick up the fuel pump before dropping the tank, to make sure I have every thing that is needed. I hope your already pre-soaking all of your fasteners!
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I've never seen a remanufactured fuel pump for the TJ. With a '98 with 140K miles, I'd probably replace both the fuel pump & fue pressure regulator while the tank is down. The FPR is especially notorious for causing long start times when it start leaking & letting fuel drain down out of the engine and into the gas tank.

If you can afford it, I'd go OE Mopar for the fuel pump & fuel pressure regulator, those are critical functions I wouldn't trust to something from Autozone.
I hope its still avail from the dealer.I cant remember what it was but last time I tried the dealer they stopped making it.Ill give them a call though.
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I'd go for it as well. In fact, I'd pick up the fuel pump before dropping the tank, to make sure I have every thing that is needed. I hope your already pre-soaking all of your fasteners!
I know all the bolts will come out.Last year I did a frame swap.
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The big Q has them.Wow,expensive.Its factory though
MOPAR 5012952AD - MOPAR® 19 Gallon Fuel Tank Sending Unit for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec


Gotta figure what tank I have first
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I hope its still avail from the dealer.I cant remember what it was but last time I tried the dealer they stopped making it.Ill give them a call though.
They are the same '97 to '04 so you can ask for one for an '04 if they give you any trouble about your '98 being too old.

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Of course it is expensive when you price it from Quadratec, there is no higher priced source of parts for Jeeps than Quadratec.

Rock Auto at www.rockauto.com sometimes carries OE parts.

These two sites sell OE Mopar parts at discounted prices... http://www.wermopar.com/ and http://www.jeepoemparts.com/jeep-wrangler-parts.html
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Other than have it completely empty and fill it how can I tell if its a 15 or 19 gal tank?
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They are the same '97 to '04 so you can ask for one for an '04 if they give you any trouble about your '98 being too old.

Of course it is expensive when you price it from Quadratec, there is no higher priced source of parts for Jeeps than Quadratec.

Rock Auto at RockAuto Parts Catalog sometimes carries OE parts.

This site sells OE Mopar parts at discounted prices... Mopar parts | Dodge parts | Chryler parts | Jeep parts | WeRMopar.com
Wow Jerry.That Mopar site you gave the link for has it almost 200.00 cheaper.Is that right?? Seems cheap.
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Wow Jerry.That Mopar site you gave the link for has it almost 200.00 cheaper.Is that right?? Seems cheap.
One should never be surprised to find parts cheaper than Quadratec.
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It's just that Quadratec prices are that much higher. Most TJs came with 19 gallon tanks, only really stripped down models ever came with the 15 gallon tank.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:00 AM   #13
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They are the same tank, one just has a longer vent tube. I replaced mine with a Bosch last November and it was a very easy job. Just run the tank down near empty and use a floor jack...

Make sure you have all the tools before hand to include a fuel line disconnect tool...

I did a pretty thorough write up after I did mine, and posted it here. (seems like it was in someone elses thread tho...)
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They are the same tank, one just has a longer vent tube.
Ive read theres a mod but not sure about that.
Why do they list more than 1 f/p if the tanks are the same?
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I was wrong. Rock Auto actually sells at least one brand that's a reman.
I've installed a whole lot of Airtex fuel pumps over the years with good results. I personally wouldn't be afraid of installing one in my Jeep. $143 at Rock Auto.
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I was wrong. Rock Auto actually sells at least one brand that's a reman.
I've installed a whole lot of Airtex fuel pumps over the years with good results. I personally wouldn't be afraid of installing one in my Jeep. $143 at Rock Auto.
Remans scare me.
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Remans scare me.
The Airtex isn't a reman. I've never installed a reman electric fuel pump (and I've replaced a lot of fuel pumps, sometime more than one a week) which explains why I didn't even realize anyone remanufactured them.
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I don't even see how they could remanufacture a TJ's electric fuel pump which seems to be pretty much all spot-welded together.
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I don't even see how they could remanufacture a TJ's electric fuel pump which seems to be pretty much all spot-welded together.
They also sell just the pump; not a complete module. I've taken plenty of plastic modules apart, but a lot of time they won't go back together due to broken tabs, etc. As you said, the TJ unit is spot welded sheet metal. I don't get it.
I can't believe it would be cost effective to remanufacture them.
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Check this out- fuel pump module repair kit, instructions not included.
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Ive read theres a mod but not sure about that.
Why do they list more than 1 f/p if the tanks are the same?
Because they have different sending units for the gas gauge.
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Because they have different sending units for the gas gauge.
Oh that makes sense.Ill have to call the dealer to see what tank I have.
But as Im researching it seems that the tanks are the same.So can I cut the one tube that doesent have the ball in it and just get the 19 gal sending unit/gauge?
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Because they have different sending units for the gas gauge.
And they do list a 15 or 19 gal gas tank with different part numbers.Maybe the physical size of the tank is the same just the vent tube on the one is different?
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And they do list a 15 or 19 gal gas tank with different part numbers.Maybe the physical size of the tank is the same just the vent tube on the one is different?
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Yes, they are exactly the same except the vent tube is longer on the 15 gallon. That's why if you have a 15 gallon you can cut the vent tube down and have a 19 gallon tank.
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Goyca.Since I plan on replacing my f/p Ill just get the 19 gal pump/sending unit.Thanks

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