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1994 jag xjs bad fuel pump, the tank is behind the back seat, I've removed the plate behind the tank in the trunk and can't get the tank to budge, are there bolts that hold this in that I can't see?

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  • Scotty G
    Scotty G May 11, 2010

    are you trying to remove it from the car?

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There are 2 lines coming from the back bottom of the tank. They are metal shielded lines and don't give much. They are up behind the differential. The lines are held on by two clips. You don't have to remove them, just turn. It takes a little strength to get the lines off but they will break loose. They are just push lines. Once you get them off, the tank will come right out. I just did it a week ago.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

  • jds052355 Apr 27, 2010

    Be careful when you get the tank out and loosen the lock ring. My Jag is a 93 but I think they are pretty similar. The fuel pump is in a plastic cylinder and it is held in the tank on a rubber stand. My cyclinder was attached to the stand with a zip tie. When you get th cap off the cylinder, be careful to notice how everything comes out because it has to go back the same way. Have fun, I did.

  • Bill Bevan Oct 20, 2010

    My car, a 1994 XJS, 4.0L, 2 2 convertible. I suspect this may apply to a '95 and maybe a '92-'93. I am not a professional mechanic. I just replaced the fuel pump using a instructions and comments I put together from various Internet sites. Many of the instructions are wrong or so vague it's hard to figure out what to do. There are no "straps" holding the tank in a '94 XJS. There is instead a large metal plate that covers the entire back of the tank (behind the spare) that must be removed. Also, none of the instructions address the convertible issues and what to do with all the wiring and the hydraulic mechanism in the trunk. Anyway, the hardest part in removing the fuel tank was removing the two fuel lines that attach to the lower driver's side corner of the tank. Unfortunately, by the time you get to this step you are well into the removal procedure and there's no turning back. Remember, all the gas needs to be drained before you proceed with this step. It's easier if you have a lift but I jacked the car up on the drivers side to get at these lines, which are located above the axle. The wire clips that lock these lines have a tab at the 12 o'clock position that must be rotated 90 deg CW before you can pull the lines off. You can't see them but you will feel the tabs when you put your hand up on top of each connector. Once the clips are rotated, 90 deg, you wiggle the connector and pull the line off. The outside line is harder to pull and I ended up using vise grips to get enough pull leverage. If you rotate these clips back to the 12 o'clock position, when you reinstall the tank, you push the lines back on until then snap into place. I have a lot of other subtle tips on the fuel tank removal process and if anyone is interested, you can contact me offline @ bgbevan@earthlink.net. Bill Bevan.

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