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Trying to remove fuel tank from 93 full size blazer. Removed straps and loosened fill neck. Something is still holding tank in place. Need help
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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

Tank Assembly REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Drain the tank.

3. Raise the rear of your vehicle and support it with jackstands.

4. Remove the clamp on the filler neck and the vent tube hose.

5. If equipped, remove the gauge hose which is attached to the frame.

6. While supporting the tank securely, remove the support straps and insulators.

7. If equipped, remove the fuel tank shield.

8. Lower the tank until the gauge wiring, electrical connections and all hoses can be removed.

9. Remove the tank.

To install:

10. Raise the tank until all hoses, electrical connections and wiring can be attached.

11. Raise the tank into position, and If equipped, install the tank shield.

12. Install the tank retaining straps. Tighten the strap retainers to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Make certain that any anti-squeak material is replaced during installation.

13. Install the clamp on the filler neck and the vent tube hose.

14. Lower the vehicle.

15. Fill the tank and check for leaks.

16. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Followed those steps you provided but tank will not move. Seems as if there are other bolts holding it in place as it still has a solid feel to it
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

Is it rusted in place?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thought it might be rusted in place, so we tried using a pry bar to loosen it. Something still has a solid hold on it.
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

Does it have a trailer hitch?

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