Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum > Secret to removing tank straps

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Secret to removing tank straps Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-24-2010 02:40 PM
walleyewallin
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackJeepoftheFamily View Post
Thanks for the input.

I'll try some "mild" heat like a blow dryer. Don't want to blow up either. I can get the new straps, the money isn't an issue...just can't get the old ones off. Thought about a cut-off tool as that's usually my answer to difficult bolts but was afraid to throw sparks around the gas tank.
get a large peice of leather.. like a welding jacket and trow it over or around the tank.. and just keep an eye on it and you shouldnt have any issues.
11-24-2010 09:48 AM
BlackJeepoftheFamily Thanks for the input.

I'll try some "mild" heat like a blow dryer. Don't want to blow up either. I can get the new straps, the money isn't an issue...just can't get the old ones off. Thought about a cut-off tool as that's usually my answer to difficult bolts but was afraid to throw sparks around the gas tank.
11-23-2010 11:18 PM
catITguy I broke my old ones trying to get the nut off. They werent too expensive (maybe $15/strap) for replacements.
11-23-2010 06:20 PM
withay I got new ones. Ask yourself - how much is your time (and effort) worth vs just getting new ones.
11-23-2010 06:02 PM
Dewry636 I got new straps... Those rubber covers over the threads are a joke. they don't even work. Mine were super rusty under there.... I put pliers on the rubber a started twisting... the rubber part came off. The threads were so rusted, the threads were not even there anymore. I cut them off with a dremel tool and put new ones on. All I can say is, spray them down with PB Blaster and soak... then have someone else hold a pair of vice grips on the strap and turn them. Hopefully they will turn. You could always use a little heat but I am against that because it's on the gas tank... and I personally don't wanna blow up this early iin life. I have lots of Jeepin to do!! Good Luck fellow jeeper!
11-23-2010 02:46 PM
village idiot Nut splitter?
11-23-2010 01:21 PM
Peepers Mine were a PITA to get off, but they just unscrewed eventually... You could try the cold bolt loosener or use a hair dryer to warm the bolt up, the thermal expansion / contraction might help break it loose.
11-23-2010 01:12 PM
BlackJeepoftheFamily
Secret to removing tank straps

Stupid question but is there a secret to removing the tank straps from the fuel tank skid plate??? There are plastic covers on the ends of the bolts so you wouldn't think rust would be that big of a problem but I can't even turn those off...just going to cut the plastic covers off.

I dropped the fuel tank a few days ago and ordered my new skid. Tank straps don't come with the skid plate...$20 extra. Not bad but mine look ok EXCEPT I can't get the nuts off!!

I soaked them in Liquid Wrench and 3-in-1 oil three days ago and they still won't budge...only twist the strap into the tank. I hold the strap with a pliers and still can't budge the nut.

Any suggestions or tricks would be greatly appreciated. It's 12 degrees today. I'm hoping to get the tank back up when it warms to the balmy 30's this weekend but I can't get the tank off the old skid.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC