Question about 1989 Ford Ranger
Not aware of a plug in the tank.... you may be seeing gromet or body hole plug that can be removed to reveal a bolt that holds a tank strap or something else. No problem if you remove it look. A suspension strap may have punctured the tank?
Check the fuel lines both in and out of the tank for secure fitting tightness. The return line may be on top where it is difficult to access... there may an access panel under the trunk floor?
If the leak occurs only when the tank is full which would indicate a loose gasket on the sensor gage sending unit or the return line.
Be careful not to ignite any fumes in your search.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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Mar 26, 2014 | 2000 Jaguar S-Type
First disconnect the negative terminal of the battery. Next left out the back seat. It is spring clipped in with two clips on the bottom left and right front of the seat. Pull clips forward and lift seat front up. I hooks in at the back so rotate the front up to unhook and lift out. In the middle under the seat is the gas gage float. Disconnect the wire connector and remove floor cover with Philips screwdriver. Then remove float from tank. This step must be done so you do not break the wire to the gas gage float. It is also the best place to siphon off the gas in the tank. Then you can remove the tank. You may have an exhaust shield to remove. The tank is held in with two straps hinged in the front and bolted in the back. Loosen the brake line clamps attached to the straps so that the clamp will slip when the tank straps are hinged down. There are several hoses and a gas connect to open. Open hose clamps. Disconnect fuel pump connector at back of tank. The fill hose needs to be worked off as you pull the tank down. There is one hose on the top back edge of the tank that needs disconnect after the tank is tipped down some. There is a rubber/plastic tank holder connected to the back flange of the gas tank. Remove the two corner screws but leave the guard connected to the straps. Remove the two strap bolts and hinge down to pull it out and disconnect all hoses. Mark with tape or some mean which hose when were.
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