I started changing out my monster shackles tonight with 1/2" greasables and found that I will need to drop the tank to get the bolt out.
I would just cut the bolt and put the new one in facing the other way. However, if I do i'm thinking my grasable bolts just become pointless.
Are there any gotchas I should look out for before lowering the tank? I removed the filler hose and see where all the fuel lines go in. I only need to lower it 6" to clear the bolt. If everything is stock
will I have enough slack in the fuel lines if I suport it with a floor jack and lower it some? I plan on disconnecting the ground and fuel gauge wire. Then do I just pull the bolts along the front and back lip of the gas tank?
I searched, and based on the lack of "how to remove a tank" I am guessing I don't have anything to worry about.
Found this link
, wish the PO did this to my rig...
but then again that would have cost me a few extra Gs.
Yep, there as not been a write up on remove and replace the fuel tank, (you have me thinking about writing one as I have had my tank in and out many many times (sign of stupidity)). But there has been many post relating to the subject.
I went back and picked up some of the threads relating to fuel tank R&R, and I will reference you to them. But first a few comments:
Fuel in the Tank:
Kinda one of those no brainers but drain your tank first. You will have siphon it out, I have been disconnecting the filler hose to the tank and put my siphon hose in there so I don't have to fish it down from the gas cap hole.
If you donít have the luxury of a frame lift, then put your jeep on jacks stands (again no brainer, use all the safely precautions so that it does not fall on you ) and use GOOD JACKSTANDS, not blocks etc. Support the jeep by the frame and not the rear axle. I have done both ways and having the axle hang just gives you much more room when you start working those blind spots when you wish your arm was just 2in shorter.
There is a world of difference in workable space if you pull your rear tires. Again I have done it both ways, and taking that 3-5 min to remove the tires is well worth the time.
That preface said, here are some links to the other threads in this forum that give a lot of good advise:
See post 7 (read the whole thread, but specifically post 7)
There is a lot of little things you can do for broken parts, inaccessible connections and supports where we Jeep owners play shade tree engineer, in improving and fabricate, to repair poorly designed parts, but I dont want to see a "hodge podge" of info that will be forgotten when an explanation needs to be laid out in logical progression.
Good Luck and welcome to the forum