My son has a 1995 Ford F150 5.0 dual tank truck. there are two issues that i am having, 1. The truck leaks gas bad and can not find the location of the leak. 2. It seem that the two tanks have been...
If you're doing it yourself, what you do is find a good spot to park it where you can wiggle under it and you crawl around and find the leak. You're going to be under there for a few minutes so make it a comfortable spot.
If the truck leaks all the time, running or shut off, then you'll find the leak at a level lower than the tank or in the tank itself.
If it only leaks when running then it's going to be a fuel line, the valve that switches tanks (likely) the lines coming out of the tank (also likely) or under the hood somewhere. Find the wet spot and look up from there, that's how you start. Maybe the leak isn't obvious, if it's dripping off the frame or a crossmember then you have to look around and see where it's coming from. If it's dripping off the tank, only when the fuel is being pumped, then you'll find rotten steel lines coming out of the top of the tank.
With a truck of this age, you can solve a lot of current and future problems by buying enough 3/16" or 1/4" fuel hose and just replacing all the fuel line between the tank and the motor. Zip-tie it to the frame as you go, don't pinch it hard- just enough that it can't move and wear a hole in the hose. Keep the hose where it's safe from road debris- on the top rear of crossmembers and tucked back into the lower corner of the frame rails.
Jan 09, 2011 |
1995 Ford F150 Styleside Regular Cab