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Removing the fuel tank

Trying to remove gas tank to change fuel pump but there is a black box about 3 by 4 on the way what is tha black box for? is not in manuals

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Probably the static sheild for the wires. Check the wiring diagrams and if there is a dotted box, then that is the static shield, just to protect the sending unit from getting electromagnetic interferance.

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