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Does the hose on the fill tank need a clamp or not? why does vechile overheat if the fill tank on the side is full?

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A clamp might not be needed, this is not under pressure. It would not hurt to have one, but a simple spring clamp is adequate.
A vehicle can overheat for many reasons. When does it overheat most? During periods of slow speed, stop-and-go, and idling? Or during long high-speed drives on the highway?

If it is mostly idle and slow speed, check your cooling fan. Mostly they are thermostatically controlled, only turning on when needed. If this does not work, check the fan relay, fan motor, and fan thermostat.

If it overheats mostly at high speed, it is most likely that the radiator is partially plugged and needs to be backflushed, rodded, or replaced.

If it always overheats quickly after startup (less than fifteen minutes) it may be that your thermostat is not opening properly.

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Why does gas pour from bottom of car when it is being filled up and reaches full

Check your fill hose for holes or where the hose and tank connect.
If not there. Might have to drop tank and check all lines and
fuel pump gasket.

Jun 12, 2014 | 2002 Ford Mustang


Fuel Pump Removal and Instalation.

Fuel Injected vechiles have the fuel pump in the fuel tank. In order to replace pump tank must be removed. Depending on how much gas is in the tank you might want to sphion gas out first. Use a long hose, insert into tank via fuel inlet. (not advised but this is how I do it) **** on the hose till gas starts coming out. Let drain into gas can so you can reuse after pump is replaced. Most vechiles have two tubes running from fill neck to the tank. There will be two hoses running between them with usually a hose clamp on it. If there isn't a reusable clamp break the clamp other wise undo clamps. There is also another two if not three lines running from the top of the tank to engine bay. The two that is there is for sure is, one is fuel line, the other fuel return line. They are connected on top of the tank. Sometimes there is another connection within reach without lowering tank but most times this isn't the case. If you can reach, dissconnect now, otherwise dissconnect when you have enough room to access these hoses. There is also a wire connection. Again usually on top of the tank it can be dissconnected but sometimes it can be reached before tank is lowered. Again, remove when able too. Then you can lower the tank. Put a floor jack under the tank and then you can remove the straps that hold the tank in place. Now slowly lower the jack and make sure the lines are free. Lines mean fuel lines, inlet, and wires. Once tank is out there are usually three ways the fuel pump is held in. One is with a C-clamp. C-clamp tools are prefeered but can use two punches. Second is with a metal ring. You need a hammer and a small chisel. There will be three or four tabs on this, you slightly tap each tab counter clock wise utnil ring is off. Third is a rare option. It's just a plastic screw ring. Again loosen counter clock wise. Once the ring/clamp is removed you can remove the pickup with also holds the pump and fuel level sensor. You may have to twist/turn pickup tube in awakard postions to remove from the tank. Then follow the directions that came with the new fuel pump to replace pump. Some are quick easy replacements others you might need to cut/splice wires in order to replace with new pump. When you remove the pickup tube there should be a big black O-ring that helps seal up the tank. New one should come with the pump. If not use old one if it's not damaged. LUBE O-RING UP BEFORE REINSTALLING. This will make it easier on you and reduce the chance of damaging the ring while reinstalling. If you damage the oring and don't notice it, GAS WILL LEAK THE FIRST TIME TANK IS FILLED UP. Replace the tank just as you took out. Now if you're working with a plastic tank, DO NOT USE JACK TO LIFT TANK INTO PLACE. You can bend the pickup tube so that it only get gas from the top half of the tank. Ask a buddy to help you instead. If this is on a Camaro, Firebird, or other sports cars, exhaust has to be removed if not also rear axle disconnected to remove tank. Pickup trucks the bed can be lifted off instead if wanted. Remove the 6-8 bolts holding bed on. Disconnect fill and vent tubes. Disconnect tail light connections at frame. Remove tail gate and usually with two guys a bed can be removed for easy work on the fuel pump. Any way you replace the fuel pump it a pain but can be completed if you take your time and pay attention.

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Car overheats from time to time. checked antifreeze and added some. now I'm having acceleration problems as well. After driving it for a little while I can't go past 30 mph and then a little while later it...

May have a bad thermostat responsible for overheating and smell. Till resolved turn on heater full blast and open window!
Continue to monitor for leaks and lack of pressure in cooling system. Fill expansion tank to the mark and make sure all hoses and clamps are tight at radiator and heater core.

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I have a 95 4runner 6v fuel is leaking under the back right side after pumping full tank. Why? What could the problem be?

Hello, You need someone to go beneath your car to check this out. You can have a rusted gas tank, a bad gasket on the fill tube or the vent tube could be bad.

There are metal clamps on many of the hoses in the fuel system. Your car is 16 years old and a clamp could have rusted off. There is the possibility of GAS theft if you have a locking or latched fuel door on the vehicle. Someone could have puntured the gas tank and left an open hole in it.

If that is found to be the cause, contact your car insurance company about theft damage to your fuel tank. Your comprehensive insurance should cover all or part of it.

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empty gasoline from tank remove clamps from fill hose pry hose off tank locate clamps that hold tank in place drop tank down reverse steps to install.

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My engine ran low on water and subsequently overheated, since re-filling the water, it now continues to overheat. in a best case senario, i'm hoping it's an air block, can you tell me where the bleed...

If your coolant level dropped you have a leak in the system. Just adding coolant will not solve the problem, as it will continue to overheat. You should have a pressure test done to determine where the leak is. To bleed the system you have to slide back the hose going onto the heater core. At the back of the engine you will see two hoses going thru the fire wall. The hose on the left has a hole in it. Loosen the clamp ,slide the hose back . Add coolant to the system until it flows freely from the hole.Push hose back onto pipe ,tighten the clamp. Start the engine and turn on heater controls to high and run engine until normal operating temp is reached. Stop engine and check coolant level in the expansion tank and add if necessary.

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My gas tank on my 1987 Dodge Dakota appears to have a leak somewhere at the top and the front side of the tank is slightly wet from the leaking gas. What could be causing this? How difficult is it to...

it may be the plastic/rubber fill tube, this attached from the top of the tank to the fill with a hose clamp at each end. If you climb under the side where you fill up from and look up you will see it, as it resembles a radiator hose. Good Luck Tim

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1996 cadillac deville overheat..radiator?

Check for coolant flow at the Purge line,this is a common problem on the Northstar.
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1999 jeep cherokee do you have to remove the fuel pump to replace

The combination Fuel Filter/Fuel Pressure Regulator is located on the fuel pump module. The fuel pump module is located on top of fuel tank.

The filter/regulator may be removed without removing fuel pump module although fuel tank must be removed.

  1. Remove fuel tank. Refer to Fuel Tank Removal/Installation.
  2. Clean area around filter/regulator.
  3. Disconnect fuel line at filter/regulator. Refer to Quick-Connect Fittings for procedures.
  4. Remove retainer clamp from top of filter/regulator. Clamp snaps to tabs on pump module. Discard old clamp.
  5. Pry filter/regulator from top of pump module with 2 screwdrivers. Unit is snapped into module
  6. Discard gasket below filter/regulator.
    1. Before discarding filter/regulator assembly, inspect assembly to verify that O-rings are intact. If the smallest of the two O-rings can not be found on bottom of filter/regulator, it may be necessary to remove it from the fuel inlet passage in fuel pump module.
    1. Clean recessed area in pump module where filter/regulator is to be installed.
    2. Obtain new filter/regulator (two new O-rings should already be installed)
    3. Apply a small amount of clean engine oil to O-rings. Do not install O-rings separately into fuel pump module. They will be damaged when installing filter/regulator.
    4. Install new gasket to top of fuel pump module.
    5. Press new filter/regulator into top of pump module until it snaps into position (a positive click must be heard or felt).
    6. The arrow molded into top of fuel pump module should be pointed towards front of vehicle (12 O'clock position).
    7. Rotate filter/regulator until fuel supply tube (fitting) is pointed towards front of vehicle (12 O'clock position).
    8. Install new retainer clamp (clamp snaps over top of filter/regulator and locks to flanges on pump module).
    9. Connect fuel line at filter/regulator. Refer to Quick-Connect Fittings for procedures.
    10. Install fuel tank. Refer to Fuel Tank Removal/Installation.

Two different procedures may be used to drain fuel tank (lowering tank or using DRB scan tool).

The quickest draining procedure involves lowering the fuel tank.

As an alternative procedure, the electric fuel pump may be activated allowing tank to be drained at fuel rail connection. Refer to DRB scan tool for fuel pump activation procedures. Before disconnecting fuel line at fuel rail, release fuel pressure. Refer to the Fuel System Pressure Release Procedure for procedures. Attach end of special test hose tool number 6541, 6539, 6631 or 6923 at fuel rail disconnection (tool number will depend on model and/or engine application). Position opposite end of this hose tool to an approved gasoline draining station. Activate fuel pump and drain tank until empty.

If electric fuel pump is not operating, tank must be lowered for fuel draining. Refer to following procedures.

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable at battery.
  2. Release fuel system pressure. Refer to the Fuel System Pressure Release.
  3. Raise and support vehicle.
  4. If Equipped: Remove fuel tank skid plate.
  5. Remove 4 fuel hose shield mounting bolts and remove fuel hose shield from body.
    1. Remove fuel tank fill hose and vent hose clamps at fuel tank filler tube. Remove both hoses at fuel filler tube.
    2. Remove exhaust tailpipe heat shield mounting bolts and remove shield. CAUTION: To protect fuel tank from exhaust heat, this shield must reinstalled after tank installation.
    3. Place a hydraulic jack to bottom of fuel tank. WARNING: PLACE A SHOP TOWEL AROUND FUEL LINES TO CATCH ANY EXCESS FUEL .
      1. Disconnect fuel supply line from fuel extension line near front of fuel tank. Refer to Fuel Tubes/Lines/Hoses and Clamps. Also refer to Quick-Connect Fittings for procedures.
      2. Disconnect EVAP canister vent line near front of tank.
      3. Disconnect fuel pump module electrical connector (pigtail harness) near front of tank. Harness connector is clipped to body.
        1. Remove two fuel tank strap nuts. Position both tank support straps away from tank.
        2. Carefully lower right side of tank while feeding both fuel hoses through access hole in body. Fuel Tank Full And Not Drained Using DRB Scan Tool: To prevent fuel loss through hoses, keep left side of tank higher than right side while lowering. Do not allow hose openings to drop lower than top of tank.
        3. Continue lowering tank until clear of vehicle. Place tank on floor with left side (hose side) higher than right side
          1. Drain tank by removing fuel fill hose at tank. Fuel fill hose is largest of 2 hoses. Insert the drain hose (from an approved gasoline draining station) into hose opening. Drain tank until empty.
          2. If fuel pump module removal is necessary, refer to Fuel Pump Module Removal/installation for procedures.
          1. If fuel pump module is being installed, refer to Fuel Pump Module Removal/installation for procedures.
          2. Install fuel fill/vent hoses to tank fittings. To prevent hose from kinking, rotate each hose until index mark on hose is aligned to index tang on fuel tank.
          3. Install hose clamps to hoses. Position clamps between index marks on each hose.
          4. Position fuel tank to hydraulic jack.
          5. Raise tank into position while guiding fuel fill and vent hoses into and through access hole in body.
          6. Continue raising tank until positioned to body.
          7. Attach two fuel tank mounting straps and mounting nuts. Tighten nuts to 10 Nm (90 in. lbs.) torque. Do not over tighten nuts.
          8. Install both fuel hoses to fuel fill tube. Tighten both retaining clamps.
          9. Position fuel hose shield to body. Install and tighten 4 mounting bolts.
          10. Connect fuel pump module pigtail harness electrical connector near front of tank.
          11. Connect fuel pump module supply line near front of tank. Refer to Quick-Connect Fittings for procedures.
          12. Connect EVAP hose near front of tank.
          13. Install exhaust tailpipe heat shield.
          1. Install fuel tank skid plate (if equipped).
          1. Lower vehicle and connect battery cable to battery.

Feb 08, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

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Gas gauge dosn't work correct

But it works ok otherwise? Be happy, it's working then. No offense, but alot of vechiles when you fill it up full, and I mean FULL will read over full, and will stay there untill tank isn't overfilled. Since your drivnig a good fuel economy car, it will take several days.

Jul 20, 2008 | 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

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