So this has been an interesting week.
One week ago today I ended up smashing my head at work on a truck frame we are building and got to get 7 staples (just got them pulled today)
Because of that haven't really gotten a whole lot done, but this is what i did get finished up.
Starting with the fuel tank.
Cleaned out, New pump, new breather lines and fittings.
I took enough pics for a step by step of swapping the fuel pump.
To make your life easier get as much fuel out of the tank as you can before starting this.
1. Remove bezel. (Sorry no pic of this, I currently don't have one) Drop tank enough to remove the fuel pressure line, vapor line and electrical connector. The pressure line is the one that will most likely put up a fight. You need to depress the two tabs on the blue clip and pull at the same time. Then remove the vapor lines, a pair of pliers will help break the seal the vapor line will most likely have a little twisting motion will go along way. I choose to replace everything seeing as how I already had everything apart.
2. Remove tank skid and gas tank. If your tank straps are in good shape leave them be, if not again this is the time to replace them.
3. You need to remove the metal retaining clip that goes across the top. Flat head screw driver will help with this.
4. Keep that flat head in your hand, you can use it and a small hammer to slowly loosen the retaining ring that hold the fuel pump in the tank.
5. Ta da and out comes the fuel pump.
I found my filter element just kinda floating around in my tank... not really the recommended way to filter fuel.
6. Then pull the seal out of the hole, if it didn't come off already. Your new pump should come with a new one.
7. I took this time to completely clean out my tank, I siphoned the last 3/4 of a gallon of gas out and wipe the inside clean with a few lint free clothes.
If you ever wondered what the inside of you tank looks like...there ya go.
8. Now reverse order. Install gasket, Install pump, making sure the arrows are facing the proper direction. (should be toward the front of the Jeep)
9. Fight with retaining ring to go on.
10. Replace your blue retaining clip and vapor lines
11. Lift tank into position and reconnect fuel pressure and vapor lines and plug in the electrical line.
12. Re-install bezel.