Question about 1966 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Replace leaking fuel tank

How to and how diffilcult is it to replace the fuel tank on a 69 Mustang. We got this thing started after sitting for 10 years with just a gallon or two of fresh gas at start up. After everything checked out we were topping off fuel tank and it started leaking fuel. It appears to be leaking from the seam in the tank. Any suggestions ?

thanks --- Joe

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 702 Answers

Remove the filler tube. Remove the rubber fuel line and plug. Remove the attaching bolts for the tank. Place a jack under the tank with a block of wood and slowly lower the tank down. Don't forget to unplug the wiring harness too. The possibility is high that the seam is leaking. A few aftermarket companies offer the tank. Do some shopping though, prices are different with the different companies.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hard start when unit sits for a couple weeks but will start right up if You pump hand primer 1st.


You say there are no leaks, by which I assume you mean no fuel (diesel?) is leaking out? It is quite possible for a small air leak to exist on the suction side of the fuel line and cause the symptoms you speak of without leaking any visible fuel. A friend had a similar problem caused by a fuel filter with a number of tiny cracks in the casing allowing air to be drawn in but without leaking any fuel. I experienced the same thing with a van except in that case it was a rubber O ring that hadn't seated correctly.

In the absence of air leaks the fault could be a worn fuel pump.

Mar 02, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do I replace the fuel sending unit in a '69


The sending unit is in the tank, sometimes in sits on the side or the rear and can be replaced without dropping the gas tank. in some cases the tank must be dropped to replace the sending unit,

Look at the tank and see if it can be removed with or without removing the tank.

the sending unit sit in tank and is held in with a lock ring.

Dec 22, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I have a 2000 ford mustang with a 3.8l v6. Well I know it had been sitting for a while. But anyways when I go to start it, it will try forever to start if I tap the gas while turning the key it will start...


yes your plug wires are bad. this sounds like a fuel system problem (ie plugged filter, flat injector weak pump) a good tune up will take care of it all. the Ford dealer will have all the correct factory parts as well as ford trained technicians to do the job right. also in today's market place you would be surprised how competitively priced they are.

Oct 01, 2010 | 2000 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Mustang stalls when trying to drive and will shut down


Measure fuel pressure on injector rail - should be 38 to 40 psi. If low or fluctuating, then replace regulator. Another possibility is the in-tank filter being clogged - rare I know, but trash in the gas tank and it's clogged.

May 13, 2010 | 1986 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

98 mustang v6 starts fine but when put in gear it stalls out ???


Change fuel filters. You may have to drain and clean the gas tank. Over a period of time, debris accumulates in the bottom of gas tanks. As long as the car in not moving, the debris sits in the tank. Once the car starts moving, the debris gets sucked up along with the fuel.

Apr 02, 2010 | 1998 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

My 1987 wont start a second time after warming up.


FLOODING IS WHAT HAPPENING.CLOGGED OR DIRTY FUEL INJECTORS. IS LEAKING WITH ENGINE OFF.FILL FUEL TANK.PUT A BOTTLE OF FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER IN FUEL TANK.DRIVE AROUND SO THE FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER CAN CLEAN FUEL INJECTORS.

Sep 13, 2009 | 1987 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Mustang will not start.


Change the fuel filter at the gas tank,at the carb. Then put a new fuel pumpon.

Jun 02, 2009 | 1966 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

My 97 mustang 3.8l died on me as i was coming to a stop. I let it sit for 5 minutes and started it,in neutral it was fine, but when i put it in gear to move it died again and wouldn't start untili let it...


im going to just throw this out there but it could be the stand pipe in the fuel tank.i have a 96 gt and when i come to a hard stop or right hand turn the engine will turn off complety and sometimes will start back up so any way the only way to check this prob is to drain and drop down the fuel tank and see if there is a problem in the tank good luck

Apr 23, 2009 | 1998 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

66 mustang engine running out of fuel


Do you have any of you fuel lines close to the exhaust? (vapor lock)

Mar 24, 2009 | 1966 Ford Mustang

3 Answers

1999 Ford Mustang V6


I would recommend replacing your fuel filter, I also drive a V6 and after replacing my filter it really improved my milage and my car ran alot smoother. I would also recommend buying a octane fuel cleaner, that will clean out your fuel injectors if those are clogged up. If it comes down to down you may need to replace the fuel injectors, but it doesn't sound like the problem is too severe if the engine is still running which is good. I recommend not to drive until the fuel filter is replace as well as putting octane injector clearner in the gas tank. You can find the octane cleaner at Checkers for cheap.

May 30, 2008 | 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

161 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

64052 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...