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Fuel Tank Replacement Removal Procedure
Caution: Provide additional support when a vehicle is on a hoist:
Notice: Do not attempt to straighten any kinked nylon fuel lines. Replace any kinked nylon fuel feed or return pipes in order to prevent damage to the vehicle.
Notice: Cap the fittings and plug the holes when servicing the fuel system in order to prevent dirt and other contaminants from entering the open pipes and passages.
Notice: Do not bend the fuel tank straps as this may damage the straps.
Important: Always replace the external fuel pump strainer when the fuel sender is removed.
Notice: Replace the fuel sender O-rings when re-installing the fuel sender in order to avoid damage to the fuel sender assembly.
Notice: Always re-attach the fuel lines and fuel filter with all original type fasteners and hardware.
Do not repair sections of fuel pipes.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the fuel tank retaining strap bolts to 34 N·m (25 lb ft).
Important: Do Not attempt to repair sections of nylon fuel pipes. If the nylon fuel pipes are damaged, replace them.
Tighten Tighten the fuel tank filler extension pipe hose clamp (2) to 2.5 N·m (22 lb in).
Tighten Tighten the EVAP fuel tank filler extension pipe hose clamp to 2.5 N·m (22 lb in).
To get the fuel pump module out of the tank, you can use a screw driver and hammer. Just tap on the end of the hammer and you will slowly unlock the locking ring.
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