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Im having trouble removing a gas tank on 87 XJ6. How do you

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I'm having trouble removing a gas tank on '87 XJ6. How do you do it
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This procedure applies to right or left fuel tank.

  1. Drain fuel tank.
  2. Disconnect battery and remove tail light assembly for access to fuel tank sending unit connectors. Note position of wiring and disconnect wires.
  3. Remove side section of rear bumper.


  1. Remove screws, nuts and bolts securing lower rear quarter panel and remove panel.


  1. Remove four screws securing fuel filler neck to body.
  2. Be careful of paint and pry filler neck assembly from body.


  1. Pull vent hose from stub on neck assembly.
  2. Remove gasket and O-ring seal.
  3. In trunk, remove side trim panel and disconnect fuel line from side of tank. Also remove mounting bolt and washer.
  4. At bottom of fuel tank, disconnect fuel pipe. Separate connection and carefully push pipe inward, flush with panel.


  1. In muffler tunnel, remove two mounting bolts and recover adjustment wedges. It is helpful to loosen muffler heat shield to gain easier access to bolts.
  2. Remove self-locking nut from hanger bolt.
  3. Lower fuel tank from fender well.
  4. Reverse steps to refit. Check for leaks BEFORE refitting lower quarter panel.

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