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Old 04-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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Question Dropping The Gas Tank???

So I have had problems with my 87 YJ since I bought it, first it was the fuel pump, then fuel filter, a couple of lines. Now after EVERYTHING has been replaced dealing with the fuel delivery system, the last culprit is the gas tank. It runs fine for about 5-10 minutes, then starves for fuel, untill the carburetor is completly dry. If you go jump up and down on the bumper, whatever is in the tank shakes loose, and you can drive for about 5 more minutes. So I dropped the gas tank, but can not figure out how to get one wire off the top of it. I got the lines off, but I guess its the electrical wire for the gauge? Just need some tips and help for getting that line off, and then the easiest way to get everything back on.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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I actually just dropped the Gas tank on my 94 YJ the other day and after looking it over for a few minutes dropped down, there was a connector that I had to unplug along with the vent hoses to freely get it removed from under the Jeep. Hope that helps. Not sure about the 87's but I just followed that wire up under my jeep a little ways and there was a Connector that I unplugged. Good luck!

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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sounds like the pickup tube has come off inside the tank. like chad said, there should be an electrical connection on the inside of the drivers side of the frame. just above or in front of the rear axle.
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What they said^^^ my pick up tube and screen were floating around in my tank.
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I just drop my tank on my 91 and found a white baffle floating around inside. Is this needed? I'm not sure how it was mounted to the bottom of the tank. Looks like I can get the pump back in without it. Think it will be olk?

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No, you need the white baffle. I assume you are talking about the filter or screen. That keeps crap from entering your fuel system. It attaches to the bottom of the pump. If you need a pic let me know. I have my tank sitting on my floor right now.
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No, you need the white baffle. I assume you are talking about the filter or screen. That keeps crap from entering your fuel system. It attached to the bottom of the pump. If you need a pic let me know. I have my tank sitting on my floor right now.
No, there is a white piece of plastic that is supposed to be attached to the bottom of the tank. The strainer goes into it. I imaging it is a baffle that keeps gas on the bottom of the pump during hard cornering and low gas situations.

I saw in another thread that someone else found theres floating in the tank too and just took it out.

I was able to get it to stay in place when I re-installed the pump. Hopefully it will stay.

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No, there is a white piece of plastic that is supposed to be attached to the bottom of the tank. The strainer goes into it. I imaging it is a baffle that keeps gas on the bottom of the pump during hard cornering and low gas situations.

I saw in another thread that someone else found theres floating in the tank too and just took it out.

I was able to get it to stay in place when I re-installed the pump. Hopefully it will stay.

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I took mine out. But I have to fill up every 8-9 gallons. Be sure your pickup tube is still attached.
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So the pipe goes on the bottom of the brass looking piece and the screen goes over the pipe they all go the same direction as the float

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