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post #1 of 37 Old 07-23-2020, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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I need the shield for around the fuel filler lines & evap container for my 2003 Grand Cherokee - I can give photos if need be! Mine rusted out. I think the 03-04 might be different than earlier years.*

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post #2 of 37 Old 07-23-2020, 01:45 PM
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I need this too. Mine is slightly rusted. New piece just bolts in?

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post #4 of 37 Old 07-23-2020, 10:23 PM
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Ya, this is probably one of the most rust prone parts of a WJ, either this or the rear brake dust covers. If you live in a rust prone area it will be hard to fine a good used one. I went to two different u-pull yards and probably looked at 20 WJs before I found one that was salvageable, but only paid $10 so was worth it. Pictures below the rusty one I took off, and the used one I salvaged after sanding and priming and painting. It need not be perfect, all it has to do is hold the evap canister and purge pump and valve, but if it completely rusts away the weight of these components flailing around will put stress on the hoses and that is bad.
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post #5 of 37 Old 07-24-2020, 06:31 AM
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this was mine after it basically just fell apart as I started to remove it!
not including the horse shoe! Got a new one from Rockauto since I'm in the UK and Jeep parts are quite a lot harder to find at reasonable prices.
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post #6 of 37 Old 07-25-2020, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all!

So I bought a new fuel filler neck, a new Mopar bracket & also ordered a Dorman skidplate for the tank. At 120,000 miles on my 2003 - should I also change the fuel pump for good measure while I have it all apart?

Also does anyone know what size & length of fuel lines I will need to buy? Or what size bolts for the skidplate and/or Vapor Canister bracket? Any other likely things? My friend is a mechanic - but since I am bringing this stuff to him he will want to have everything right then. Otherwise he might just reuse stuff that perhaps would be better swapped out. Here is my rusty old bracket!

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post #7 of 37 Old 07-26-2020, 08:48 PM
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Hahaha..yup that is about right. Like I say, one of the most rust prone parts of the WJ. Good luck with the repair!
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post #8 of 37 Old 07-27-2020, 07:54 AM
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I say do the fuel pump. They are known to die at about 160K or 11-13 years and dropping that tank again is no fun.

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post #9 of 37 Old 07-27-2020, 11:53 AM
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Agree with Double EE; change out the fuel pump module with a Bosch from Rockauto.

Like others who live in a salt/rust belt my vapor canister bracket is rusted up pretty bad. One of the designs of the WJ rocket scientists I've never been able to figure out is why the heck do they have a square hole at the top of the rear wheel wheel cover where it meets the fender so the driver's side rear spinning tire can dump road salt directly onto the vapor canister bracket area?? The top inside bumper stud/nut is in front of this square hole so I see no reason for it at all!

Granted with the tire traveling forward the road salt water/slush would be thrown underneath and on the bracket but it's also going to be slung up top towards the square hole.

Below is a photo of the square hole in the rear outside wheel well cover I'm talking about. It's the same on the rear passenger side wheel well cover up against the rear fender.
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post #10 of 37 Old 07-27-2020, 12:15 PM
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Agree...It made no sense that they moved that entire contraption from the engine compartment after, I think,...2001.
I never hear of anyone having evap codes pop up from that unit in the 99-00 models.

I love my WJ and I'm sure there was some legitimate need for it ...but to be so poorly executed does not exude confidence in the brand for what else they'll try to pull.

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post #11 of 37 Old 07-27-2020, 01:07 PM
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My overland wj is rust free, except for this. I am going to suck it up and get a new one though as I feel its worth the cost after all I have went through with it lol.
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My overland wj is rust free, except for this. I am going to suck it up and get a new one though as I feel its worth the cost after all I have went through with it lol.
China should make a stainless one.
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post #13 of 37 Old 07-30-2020, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Success!* Put on new filler tube & new bracket for evap canister. Hoses looked good - even old filler tube looks good - keeping that... Will test with water but looks very new...

Anyway - did a fill up - just till it shut off - and no issues at all!* Dry as a bone!* Thanks for all the help. Will post photos later.*

Still plan to get a new skid plate and fuel pump sometime - jeep is at 125,000 miles - feels great!
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post #14 of 37 Old 08-02-2020, 07:04 PM
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Ya, this is probably one of the most rust prone parts of a WJ . . .
Having spent some time on Saturday evening cutting off the remains of this part on my '98 XJ it's obviously a Jeep (well, perhaps Cherokee) thing - which we're not supposed to understand.
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post #15 of 37 Old 08-03-2020, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Damn - spoke too soon. Leaked again today. Clearly from tank. Replacing the skid plate and need a new fuel pump. What is a good modestly price fuel pump?
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