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Unread 10-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Wj fuel pump removal from spare tire wheel well

I'm about to attempt to get to my fuel pump via my spare tire wheel well. Has anyone done this with pictures? the right tools, the wrong tools? i know that the tank is really close to the well so i'm trying not to pierce the tank. Any help is appreciated in advance.

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Unread 10-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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Seems a little dangerous to me...
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But ChrisHager makes me want to poor water on a burning bucket of gasoline now just out of curiosity.
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Seems a little dangerous to me...
True, but i know its been done....and i'm determined to do it...for now and later issues...
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Unread 10-09-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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I would drop the tank THEN cut the access hole for future work. Cutting with the fuel tank still there seems like a decent way to end up with a Darwin Award.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #5
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I would drop the tank THEN cut the access hole for future work. Cutting with the fuel tank still there seems like a decent way to end up with a Darwin Award.
I definitely see your point....having not dropped one before, and i've researched dropping it to death. since i'm doing it solo its got me looking for other options...
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Unread 10-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #6
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yep correct has been done before, and have also seen the pics, just can't remember where

self also need to do that same job, however due to all the work involved, haven't gotten around to it

sadly me will only do it when there is no choice, like when the jeep no longer goes

might of seen it on www.nagca. com
think that is the site

if I find it will post it
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Unread 10-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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yep correct has been done before, and have also seen the pics, just can't remember where

self also need to do that same job, however due to all the work involved, haven't gotten around to it

sadly me will only do it when there is no choice, like when the jeep no longer goes

might of seen it on www.nagca. com
think that is the site

if I find it will post it
ok ... thanks.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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tons of threads describing this but didn't find any WJ pictures

here's one for a zj

http://jeephorizons.com/tech/zj_fuel_pump.html


the wj ones consensus seemed to be there is almost no clearance so it's very risky with tank in place...... ymmv
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Unread 10-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #9
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I did it, and cut into my tank The tank sits AGAINST the floor of the tire well. The only way to do it without messing up your tank is to cut on the vertical sides of the well, but I'm not sure how you would reattach it.
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Wow I seen that one coming
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Unread 10-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #11
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tons of threads describing this but didn't find any WJ pictures

here's one for a zj

http://jeephorizons.com/tech/zj_fuel_pump.html


the wj ones consensus seemed to be there is almost no clearance so it's very risky with tank in place...... ymmv
thanks....right now i'm at a standstill...I cant decide....I really want to go through the top but if I can't, then I wont..i am hoping to find someone who has done it with a WJ..
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Unread 10-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #12
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I did it, and cut into my tank The tank sits AGAINST the floor of the tire well. The only way to do it without messing up your tank is to cut on the vertical sides of the well, but I'm not sure how you would reattach it.
ok....so I guess the answer is drop the tank...thanks guys...not looking forward to this...
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Unread 10-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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I think you could at least drill a hole to check clearance - just put a wrap of tape right at the end of the bit just far enough back to clear the thickness of the sheet metal but thick enough to stop the drill as soon as it clears ... that way you can actually see what kind of space you have and decide if its enough to use an angle grinder or cut off wheel etc ... maybe even enough to slide some flat steel in between?



i agree though, getting "blowed up" and put in the yearly darwin award doesn't seem all that great either....... you could always fill the tank with water to remove all the gas vapors (heck if you do it with the tank in place you'd probably be smarter to have it full of gas ... except there'd still be enough vapor at the top to cause some issues).
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Unread 10-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #14
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I never thought dropping the tank was too difficult. Hopefully your fuel tank is empty! I just use a combo of jacks and jack stands to lower it.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 02:32 PM   #15
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there is no space. Drop the tank is not a choice, its a MUST.
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