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Re: cannot get bolts off from gas tank straps
Probably just corrosion on them they should come all the way off without problem run them back up and put some oil such as wd40 on them and let it sit for about 20 minutes then run them back off. you may have to turn pretty hard if they are corroded too bad. also you should make sure the bolts are not bent as this will keep them from coming off as well
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Hi! The fuel pump is located in the fuel tank itself. Unfortunately, you need to drop the fuel tank out to access it. This is done by using something to support the tank (a floor jack with a block of wood between them works well) and then loosening the bolt that holds up each gas tank strap.
I recommend that you spray the bolts liberally several times with a good penetrating spray, replacing the straps with new when you reinstall the tank, and putting some anti-seize on the bolts for next time.
The fuel pump is located in your fuel tank...you have to drop your fuel tank to replace it...before you do so you will have to sifion [sp] most of the gas out as gas is heavy...when you get out all you can leave the gas cap off and remove the bolts holding the filler neck in place...Then jack up vehicle and place on jack stands....Remove battery ground cable,go under and remove sheild covering fuel tank,while there remove the ground strap attached to the filler neck...Once the cover is off this will expose the 2 tank holding straps.....at this point you will need a jack or holding and lowering devise to support the gas tank..... make sure it is supported well before you loosen the strap bolts!!!! disconnect the EVap hose from canister it runs to tank then remove the strap bolts ...move them aside and lower the tank enough to expose the top where the fuel lines are disconnect them and the electrical connector,ground ...then lower gas tank slowly checking nothing is still hooked to it ...After the tank is down remove it from under vehicle and use a BRASS punch or piece of wood not a regular metal punch to remove the pump retaining ring ...once ring is removed CAREFULLY remove the pump from the tank.....replace pump and new strainer... Then Carefully put the pump back in the tank...if needed replace the ring seal before you place the pump back in...tighten up the retaining ring ....take back to car and put on supporting devise and lift just high enough to reattach all your connectors...then jack up the rest off the way attach holdings straps ,cover,ground ******** filler neck,filler neck bolts,battery cable install gas cap and start hopfully
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Shift the vehicle into NEUTRAL and position it on a hoist.
Release the fuel pressure.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the fuel tank filler cap.
Drain as much fuel from the tank as possible.
Using suitable hose pinching pliers, clamp the fuel tank filler hose.
Clamp the fuel tank filler hose in the location shown
Disconnect the three quick connect couplings from the fuel tank tubes at the tank.
Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector.
Disconnect the fuel filter inlet tube from the filter.
Position a suitable lifting device under the fuel tank.
Remove the two fuel tank support strap bolts.
Lower the fuel tank to access the fuel pump module while swinging the fuel tank support straps away from the tank.
Clean the area around the fuel pump mounting flange.
Disconnect the fuel pump module electrical connector and the fuel pump module fuel outlet tube.
Using the special tool, turn the fuel pump module retaining ring counterclockwise and remove it.
CAUTION The fuel pump module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm, filter and convolute hoses.
Turn the fuel pump module counterclockwise and the fuel pump module will release from the locking tabs. Remove the fuel pump module from the fuel tank.
Install the fuel pump module in the fuel tank.
Connect the fuel pump module electrical connector and the fuel pump module fuel outlet tube.
Raise the tank into position and install the mounting strap bolts. Tighten the bolts to 26 ft-lbs (35 Nm).
Connect the fuel lines and electrical connectors at the fuel tank.
Lower the vehicle and refill the tank.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Turn the ignition key to the ON position to pressurize the fuel system.
To replace the fuel pump u must remove the gas tank from the car, to do this u need to have the car as high off the ground as poss, a floor jack and safety jack stands are a must, after u have the car in the air and secured on jack stands put the floor jack under the gas tank and apply light pressure to support the tank, position it between the two metal straps that secure it into the car, remove the bolts or nuts that hold the metal straps at one engine and drop the tank down far enough to disconnect the electrical connector and the fuel and vapor lines and the fill and vent lines, then carefully lowe the tank and bring it out, remove the retainer that holds the fuel pump module in the tank, pay attention to the position of the tank fuel pump module for proper installation of the new fuel pump module, reverse above, in all about a 3-4 hour job with a helper.
it's in the fuel tank! need to get it u in the air about 4 or more feet of the ground. you may get away with it being less and there is two straps holding the tank it they are attached to the body with 15mm bolts. you will need to disconnect the filler neck where you put gas by taking the hose clamps off and then disconnect fuel lines and electrical after you have it half way down straps removed! ask any more question you have
You fuel pump is located next to the gas tank.. Relieve the fuel system pressure and drain the fuel tank.
Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench. Support the
fuel tank and loosen the strap bolts.
Disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel tank and disconnect the fuel pump's electrical connector.
the fuel pump by lowering the fuel tank. Remove the locking ring on the
fuel pump with a socket wrench and remove the fuel pump.
the new fuel pump using the items included in the kit and tighten the
locking ring to 40 foot lbs with a torque wrench. You will also need a
torque wrench to tighten the main straps on the fuel tank to 40 foot
lbs. and the T strap to 250 inch lbs.
You have to unbolt the gas tank straps, slide the tank down as far as possible to get your hand on top and unplug the wiring harness and take off he fuel hoses. Then drop the tank the rest of the way out. Clean the top of the tank thoroughly before taking the pump out. You will have to take a screwdriver and hammer and tap the lock ring counter-clockwise to unlock it and then it will le the pump lift out with ease. Make sure to change the sock(filter) in the tank as well. Put back together in reverse order making sure all wiring and hoses go exactly where they came off...You will have a much easier time if the tank is completely empty and a jack will help to hold it in place while you put the straps back up and bolt them in place. Take your time and don't try to force things. It is very hard to get into just the right place to get both straps to go where they belong
you need to jack up the rear end and in front of the spare tire well u will see the gas tank....acrossed the gas tank u wil see to straps w corresponding bolts on each side. Remove these and once u drop ur tank out disconect ur lines un bolt ur fuel pump on top of the tank keep track of the order of the lines and then drop ur new one in and presto new fuel pump the repeat the first few steps in reverse to put the tank back in........ps if ur plymoth is like mine u will need some PB Blaster Or WD 40 to crack the bolts on the gas tank straps loose...dnt strip them
Make sure you use lots of wd40 or other solvent on strap bolts. Use a flashlight not a droplight while working. Keep all open flame sources and sparks (even electric drills etc) away from work area. make sure the tank is low on fuel...gasoline weighs over 7lbs per gallon! have something to put fuel in to drain tank further after removal. An empty tank is a bomb unless it is left open and allowed to vent out for a few days in a safe place outdoors. If you intend to re-use it, wash it out with soap and water then to store, dry it out, coat inside with oil. If transferring fuel pump, be careful not to bend float arm or gas gauge will not be accurate. Other than that it's a big box with some straps holding it in. good luck