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post #26236 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 06:13 PM
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Picked up my wife's ZJ from the shop.
New fuel pump, fuel filter, pump relay, and labor: $516...
Almost worth it because I didn't have to deal with the 15 gallons or so of gas that was in it...
I'm not a fan of dealing with gas tanks and related items.

I prolly woulda cut the floor out above the tank with my grinder, changed it all out and polyurethaned the floor back in place and called it good!
Dropping the gas tank on our ZJ's really isn't that bad, if you have a set of ratcheting combo wrenches or a through-socket ratchet it isn't bad at all.

And I pulled the transmission pan... again. Hopefully the for the last time until I replace the governor sensor/solenoid. Put on yet another new gasket, thoroughly cleaned the hell out of the pan/mating surface and used some rtv this time. Also was finally able to track down a drain plug kit this afternoon and put that on too. So hopefully it's leak free and changing the fluid will be worlds easier from now on .

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post #26237 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 06:25 PM
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Yeah right... maybe only a full days work if you have no rust or anything and all the tools quickly available.
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post #26238 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 06:39 PM
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I can drop my tank and bolt it back up in an hour or so. However, you would certainly need to siphon the fuel out. 15 gallons is just way to heavy.
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post #26239 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 06:44 PM
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well if you make it back out there one day let me know.....I'm not to far away. If nothings going on I'll meet ya out there.
Sounds good

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post #26240 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 06:56 PM
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Yeah when I did mine it was to replace the tank, not the pump. So it was still completely operational and I just drove it around until the overhead said 5 miles to empty. I don't blame yah for not wanting to siphon that much gas lol.
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post #26241 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:18 PM
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Well the main game changer is if anything has rust and if you're experienced with it AND if you don't have a skid plate/hitch, which I have.
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post #26242 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:21 PM
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The skid plate and hitch are not fun by yourself. Ask me how I know...

97 ZJ - 5.2L, 242, 4" IRO lift w/short arms & adj. TBs, JKS Discos/BPEs, DT3000s, Aussie'd 44A, sliders, bumpers, bunch o' skids, 31" Duratracs on 15x8s
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post #26243 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:24 PM
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The hitch is quite simple, use a jack. same goes for the skid plate.

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post #26244 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:30 PM
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True, yeah I retract my statement. If recall the skid plate gets sandwiched between the hitch and the tank. I can see how that would be a pain to balance on your own, especially if its rusted up bad. I had neither so for me it was just a matter of unbolting the straps that hold it up, disconnecting the fill hoses and the fuel pump lines/plugs.
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post #26245 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:36 PM
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Yea it does get a little tricky but use more than one jack.

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post #26246 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:40 PM
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Got new shoes for her and filled up!
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post #26247 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:47 PM
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Yea it does get a little tricky but use more than one jack.
Psh... Who needs jacks? I used my knees to hold up the driver side while I got a nut started on the passenger side. Once I got that started, I flipped myself around and started fastening the driver side. I enjoy doing things the hard way. At least I tell myself I do because I always end up doing the things the hard way.

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post #26248 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:49 PM
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I did things the hard way for a while. After hurting myself enough times and wasting enough time, i learned to do things the easy way. You'll get there one day lol

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post #26249 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 07:54 PM
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Ordered me a locker for the front from Kolak! Glad I decided that route instead of going rustys. I've heard TONS of bad reviews of rustys and never anything bad of Kolak. I think I made the right choice

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post #26250 of 44073 Old 10-15-2013, 08:02 PM
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Ordered me a locker for the front from Kolak! Glad I decided that route instead of going rustys. I've heard TONS of bad reviews of rustys and never anything bad of Kolak. I think I made the right choice
Lunchbox or selectable? Kolak has the best prices I've seen anywhere for Mopar stuff. Been wondering how much he supplies lockers and lift kits for (I'm running out of broken things to fix on my zj ).
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