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post #1 of 8 Old 07-24-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel filter/pump replacement

Looks like I am going to have to drop the gas tank to replace my fuel filter and pump. Any tips on making it easy?


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post #2 of 8 Old 07-24-2013, 11:25 PM
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Pull the inner rear fender liner on the driver's side to get to the hoses and wires. Start with a close to empty tank. I am not sure if the wiring harness on yours is the same as on the 2000s, but the little red clip just gets slid over in order to unhook the harness. You don't have to completely pull the red clip out. Make sure you have a new pump assembly gasket to use when you put the new one in. The old one can leak fumes.

If you want to do an aftermarket gas tank skid, do it now while you have the tank out since you'll have to pull the tank again to add one later.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-25-2013, 11:22 AM
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DailyDrivenTJ-Fuel Pump Repair

Online factory service manuals and parts lists - http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm
If it doesn't work properly, look for the service manual link at the bottom of the page.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-26-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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I started to remove the tank. I got the four bolts that hold the stock skid plate in the rear partially undone, but the bolts are now just spinning. I can't seem to take the nuts all the way off. I soaked them with PB Blaster, but it seems like whatever keeps the bolts from turning has stripped. Am I going to have to take a grinder and cut the bolts in half to remove the nuts?

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-26-2013, 07:04 PM
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You can cut the bolts in half just make sure to have a jack under the gas tank to catch it. You can replace the bolts with new 5/16" carriage bolts. And new nuts.

What I did was drill those holes out to 3/8", because they were rounded out anyway. Then welded them in place. So glad I did. Those bolts seem to round out or rust out. Same story on my 85, 77, and 98. CJs and TJ, respectively.

Or try squeezing a screwdriver or pry bar between the crossmember and tank skid before doing anything drastic.

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-26-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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I got two bolts undone, but the other two are stubborn. I tried the pry bar/screwdriver method to no avail. In order to use my cutting wheel I need to remove the tow bar first.


Sigh.

Time for a beer and I will go at it again first thing tomorrow.

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-30-2013, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Tank is on the ground. Now to remove the locking ring. I bought a strap wrench but it is not budging. I don't want to break the plastic. Any suggestions?

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-30-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Never mind... got it open. I needed an extra pair of hands which my lovely girlfriend provided.

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