Question about 1987 Ford Ranger
I have a 1989 Ford Ranger 4 Cylinder the brake line is leaking behind the fuel tank
I belive it is a plastic line is their an easy way to fix it not having to remove the fuel tank
If the line leaking is plastic then it's not a brake line it's a fuel line. If the truck runs then it is most likely the return fuel line. If you can't get to it without dropping the tank then that's what you'll have to do, but you shouldn't need to remove it completely.
It is best to siphon out as much gas as possible. Before you removing the bolts take 2 pcs. of smooth fence wire or even 12ga. copper wire and make a cradle to support the tank, cut the wire at least 2 ft. longer than what it will take to go from the frame to the drive-shaft.
At a point about 1/3 in from each end of the tank lupe one end of the wire through holes in the frame and twist it a couple of times, then run it under the tank and around the drive shaft and twisting the ends a couple of turns.
After you get all the bolts out of the tank supports if you don't have room to repair the line you can loosen the wires around the drive-shaft and allow the tank to drop down some[this is why you need the wires 2 ft. longer]
After the repairs which will probably be replacing the rubber fuel hose that attaches the line to the tank,[I'd replace both of them] tighten the wires around the drive-shaft and replace the tank bolts. Remember to get all your bolts started before you tighten any,
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
I own a 93 ford it is pissing fuel out from the top of the tank or a line. one strap is broke and i cant loosen the bolts on the other strap. i tried heating the damn thing up and every thing. what is the best way to getting this fixed
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
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