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1994 Dakota: v6, 22gal tank; need..gauge..sending unit..bolts

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1994 Dakota Ext, v6, 22gal tank; need to replace fuel pump/filter & gauge sending unit. What's best way, Drop tank or slide the bed back? If slide the bed, Which and how many bolts in bed need to be removed?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 years ago.

Drain fuel tank and remove tank..
Thoroughly wash and clean area around pump module to prevent contaminants from entering tank.
The fuel pump module locknut is threaded onto fuel tank.
Install Special Tool 6856 to fuel pump module locknut and remove locknut .
Remove module from fuel tank.
CAUTION: Whenever fuel pump module is serviced, the module gasket must be replaced.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Lurch's Post: OK, tank is about half full, and I don't find any easy way to drain it. Any sugestions?
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 years ago.

There are Siphon Pumps available from Auto Parts Store (usually Deposit Rent Free)
Otherwise Air Compressor Siphon is what I use.

Also:

  • If pump does not operate, but fuel level in fuel tank is below fuel filler hose, fuel can be siphoned through fuel filler hose. The hose will have to be disconnected from filler neck.
  • If fuel tank is full and fuel pump does not operate, drain fuel from filler neck. Support fuel tank with a transmission jack. Loosen fuel tank mounting straps with passenger side fuel strap loosened slightly more than driver side strap. Lower the tank slightly. Loosen the filler neck-to-filler hose clamp. Slide clamp back on hose. Wrap shop towels around fuel filler hose to absorb any spilled fuel. Disconnect filler hose from filler neck. Drain fuel tank through filler hose.
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