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 ?
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.