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Old 02-15-2008, 12:30 PM   #41
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everything. the tank will need to be out from under the car in order to get the pump out. (it is tall)
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:45 PM   #42
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everything. the tank will need to be out from under the car in order to get the pump out. (it is tall)
which line do i disconnect first so i can drain the 1/4 tank of gas i got so it dont spill every where when i bring the tank down.? thanks man.
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you don't have to drain the gas out. Just remove all the fuel lines and drop the tank straight down, keep it level and you will have no problem. Just do it, once you get down there you will understand what I'm talking about.
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Basically, you have to unhook everything that is connected directly to the gas tank.

If you are concerned about the fuel thats in the tank, you can either pour it back into a gas can after you get the tank out or use a siphon to pump most of it into a gas can. You want that tank as light as possible for when you put it back up.
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o.k i got the tank off and out but now i can not figure out how to get the fuel pump out of the tank.. there looks like some rings that need to be twisted off some how and i cant figure out how.... can you help..?

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yes, it needs to be twisted off. I use a large screwdriver and a hammer. It will be tough, as it is really rusted.
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You'll destroy the existing ring getting it off. Work at it with pliers, screwdrivers, hammer, etc. Don't damage the tank, but the ring is fair game.

When you get the new pump, ask for a new locking ring. It'll run you about $15.
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I got the fuel pump out and there is a bunch of loose grey and black wires with connectors on the end of each wire hanging around tangled with everything. Also, there is about ten of them floating in the gas tank. I checked everything out and it does not look like any wires are missing from anything. Any ideas on what they are for and why they would be in the gas tank? Or did someone try to throw them in the gas tank to sabatoge my car?
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sounds fishy. get some pics up
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sounds fishy. get some pics up
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You might as well clean out the tank of debris while its out of the car.
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