Originally Posted by vdubbles24
I got a leak when I fill up. It's on drivers side any ideas before I drop tank?
The vent hose on that side of the tank is a bear to put on and off, it probably popped off.
The other possibility is the filler and filler vent hoses, the clamps could have rotted off.
Or the lines are just old and cracked. They're a common item.
Basically drop the tank and check all the hose connections and hose ends. The tank vents are on top, one on each side. Get a few feet of 5/16 hose and make your life a bunch easier by putting longer hoses. They go into plastic tee fittings that will be obvious when you drop it.
There are 4 bolts along the rear of the tank skid, these are 5/16-18 Its easier to drop the rear of the tank first. A 1/2" socket and extension is all you need. On the front of the tank, same size but you will need a 1/2" box wrench to catch the nuts on top. Be sure to soak everything down real good in penetrating oil before you begin.
The easy way to deal with the filler hoses is to unscrew the filler neck up top and let the tank down as far as it will go. Its just a half-dozen sheetmetal screws that ring around the filler down inside the plastic cup. The filler *will* hang up on the springs and be a bear. Thats OK, its down halfway so you can reach the hose clamps and just take the whole filler off as an assembly At that point yuou should be able to jostle the tank down all the way onto the ground.
The lines are long enough to let it sit on the ground and the jeep will still start and run off it.
Hope that helps!
(I can usually have my tank out and back in within an hour, it took practice...)