dismounting the gas tank - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-06-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pointe-des-Cascades, QC
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
stegarsla is on a distinguished road
Default dismounting the gas tank

Ok so my fuel pump'* starting to be pretty shot ( I feel like everything'* breaking at the same time, it'* starting to be depressing! ). I tried to dismantle the gas tank and the studs will either don't move or move freely without loosening.

What haven't I understood???
stegarsla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 08:07 AM   #2
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

To pull the fuel tank in your year:

Unhook the hoses to the filler
Disconnect the electrical connector by the back passenger side of the tank
Disconnect the fuel lines by the fllter
Then support the tank with something from underneath like a jack etc.
And it should be, unbolt the two 15mm'* that hold the straps up. The nuts that the bolt is likely rusted into is part of a clip. If the edge of the clip breaks, everything spins and won't come undone.

This is why I automatically pick up a set of straps and some nuts and bolts. Cut the straps to get the fuel tank out of the area. Then w/o the fuel around, you can cut/grind the old bolts out of the way and prepare for new ones.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pointe-des-Cascades, QC
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
stegarsla is on a distinguished road
Default

Holy explanation! Thanks A LOT my friend! That'* definetly how I'm gonna proceed ^^
stegarsla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I had my tank out something like 5 times. Friends and I joked that it was held in with velcro. On teh last time.. I think it took 10 minutes to pull it.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pointe-des-Cascades, QC
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
stegarsla is on a distinguished road
Default

Sure looks easy btw you're describing it! Do I have to disconnect to connector that'* passenger side in the trunk or just disconnecting the wires on the side of the tank will be ok?
stegarsla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 07:11 AM   #6
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Side of the tank is all you should need. The wiring in the trunk is likely for your air compressor. If equipped.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 10:44 AM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pointe-des-Cascades, QC
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
stegarsla is on a distinguished road
Default

Alrighty, thanks a lot eh, I really appreciate your help!
stegarsla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

You done yet? It'* been at least 20 minutes
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 01:49 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pointe-des-Cascades, QC
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
stegarsla is on a distinguished road
Default

Hahahaha, probably this week-end, I got way too many thumbs to try it during the week with restrained time!
stegarsla is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gas leaking from top of gas tank on 89 Bonne crazycrawler 1987-1991 6 03-25-2010 12:19 AM
Engine Shut Down at 85 MPH and at 1/4 tank gas..help! 95neongirl 1992-1999 4 08-19-2003 02:22 PM
Bout to stick a rag in my gas tank and light it on fire Edmund944 1992-1999 2 04-22-2003 08:09 PM
Emptiest Gas Tank 94bonnyV General GM Chat 14 03-03-2003 07:34 PM
Most distance on one tank of gas? Blk_Bonneville General GM Chat 12 10-03-2002 01:07 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:05 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.