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Old 07-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Gas Tank Drop help

I'm taking out my old bumperettes and adding a new swing out tire carrier and in order to get the bolts out and install new hardware, I have to drop the tank and get behind it with a wrench. Can anyone walk me through this and how hard it is and any advice? Thanks

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Old 07-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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It's fairly easy just make sure the tank isn't full. I suggest it to be 1/4 or less. Makes for an easier re install. You have to start with removing the license plate holder, then the screws that hold the black bezel. Then remove the six screws holding the filler neck to the bezel. Once you do this take off the two hose clamps holding the hoses to the filler neck. Then remove the filler neck. Now go under with two 1/2 wrenches or combination of wrench and socket. Support the tank with your body or jack( I found using my legs was easiest).Then remove the four 1/2 nuts on the rear of the tank skid plate. The the three nut and bolt on the forward side of the skid plate. Once all 7 are unbolted lower the pass. side first then before you go to far unclip the electrical connecter to the pump/sending unit and the two small breather tubes. Then continue lower to the ground your done. And I suggest while you have it down do the fuel tank upgrade. You will be able to fit another 4 gals of gas in when you do.

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Old 12-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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I need to do this to get at my sending unit. It is failing. I was considering cutting an access point in the floor of the back of my jeep and bolting on a nice cover for future ease of access to the sending unit ...

ever seen that done?
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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I need to do this to get at my sending unit. It is failing. I was considering cutting an access point in the floor of the back of my jeep and bolting on a nice cover for future ease of access to the sending unit ... ever seen that done?
I've seen pictures of it. To be honest, dropping the tank is no big deal. It's a bit awkward, but not a huge project. You're only talking about 7 bolts. If you have a good floor jack, it's actually pretty easy. An extra pair of hands definitely helps.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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I've seen pictures of it. To be honest, dropping the tank is no big deal. It's a bit awkward, but not a huge project. You're only talking about 7 bolts. If you have a good floor jack, it's actually pretty easy. An extra pair of hands definitely helps.
Yeah, I think there's a right up on the accsess panel mod, but I can find it.
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I had the same problem except I didn't drop the tank. It was a 2-man job with one person sticking their fingers in behind the frame and holding the bolts while the other held up the new bumper and tightened it on. Not a fun time. Now that the bumper is on though it works great lol
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Is there a write up on dropping the tank? Like what to disconnet and in which order....
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Is there a write up on dropping the tank? Like what to disconnet and in which order....
ALLMUD already did that earlier in this thread
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:28 PM   #9
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I just fingered a wrench up in there and put it on the nut, then loosened from the outside. Kinda sucked but didn't have to drop the tank.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:26 PM   #10
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I've heard about this fuel tank upgrade thing but I'm not sure what you have to do in order to get the extra capacity, I'm planning on replacing the fuel pump in my jeep this weekend and was wondering how I do the upgrade? Is it an easy thing to do??
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:45 PM   #11
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Do a search, if you're already pulling the pump you're about there. From what I understand it's just trimming the vent or other hose shorter so you use all the tank
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the vent hose that runs beside the tank filler hose,sticks in the tank about 12 inches or more..either pull it out and cut it or I just stick my hand up in the tank through the sending unit hole and cut this vent tube off so it only sticks inside the tank about 2 or 3 inches..this gives you a 20 gallon tank
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You can get to those nuts with a deep socket without dropping the tank. Getting the nuts started back on the bolts however is a two finger job, but it's doable. I'm in the process of building a swing out for my bumper as we speak. That's how I took mine off.

I highly recommend tying the swing out bumper in with the frame using brackets like those built by AtoZ fab. Alternatively, you could build your own.


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