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Fitting fuel tank

I (somehow) managed to remove the fuel line and hence tank from my xl1200c (07 model) and am now having problems reconnecting the fuel line.

how should this be done please

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    took tank off a 2006 zonghen and didn't mark lines and not sure where to put the lines back



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Hey do you mean you removed the fuel valve if so the little nut that holds it on has both left and right hand threads start the nut on the tank and the fuel valve at the same time turning the nut clockwise will tighten it up bringing the two parts togther hope this helps

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Evap system

The FSM is clear on this. each hose and fitting must be air tight.
or the the car vents gas fumes full time, and the EVAP ECU tests
(monitor) make sure this all works.
you can just look at the left and right side above rear tires. and see
if your hands are small enough to fit here. Id bet not.
some mech, report, the tank can be tilted down at front (drained fuel)
and gain access.
keep in mind, you get fuel siphoning at any time. do not open the system, with fuel in the tank, and then drive to autozone,
i loosen the gas cap so that pressure can not build in tank.
expanding fuel can push fuel out , during a filter change. very
dangerous in a garage, and you gone.
it's just a vent hose, you can see, it and what needs to be done is really obvious. given you arms sides and lenght.
my fsm states, " TANK pull"

Removal & Installation

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the fuel filler cap from the fuel tank.
  3. Have a Class B fire extinguisher near the work area. Use a hand operated pump device to drain as much fuel through the fuel filler neck as possible.
  4. Use a siphon to remove the remainder of the fuel in the tank by connecting the siphon to the fuel pump outlet fitting.
    CAUTION Never drain or store fuel in an open container because there is the possibility of a fire or an explosion.
  5. Reinstall the fuel filler cap.
  6. Remove the rear seat cushion from vehicle (if so equipped).
  7. Disconnect the fuel pump motor connector and sending unit electrical connectors.
  8. Disconnect the wire harness grommet and harness through the vehicle floor pan.
  9. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  10. Remove the fuel filler hose clamp from the filler neck assembly.
  11. Remove the fuel breather hose clamp from the filler neck assembly.
  12. Remove the fuel filter inlet hose clamp and hose from the filter.
    NOTE A small amount of fuel may be released after the fuel hose is disconnected. In order to reduce the chance of personal injury, cover the fitting to be disconnected with a shop towel.
  13. Remove the fuel vapor clamp and hose, and fuel return hose clamps and hose from the respective fuel lines.
  14. Using a suitable transaxle jack, support the fuel tank.
  15. Remove the fuel tank retaining bolts and lower the tank.
To install:
  1. Reconnect all fuel hoses, lines and the fuel breather hose to the fuel tank.
  2. Place the fuel tank in its proper space using the transaxle jack, Install the fuel tank retaining bolts.
  3. Remove the transaxle jack.
  4. Reconnect all fuel hoses, lines and the fuel breather hose to the fuel tank.
  5. Install the fuel breather hose and hose clamp to the filler neck assembly.
  6. Install the fuel vapor hose and hose clamps. Install the fuel return hose and hose clamp to the respective fuel lines.
  7. Install the fuel filter inlet hose and hose clamp to the filter.
  8. Lower the vehicle. Install the wire harness and grommet through the vehicle floor pan.
  9. Connect the fuel pump motor and the sending unit connectors.
  10. Install the rear seat cushion. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

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How to change the fuel pump

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Remove the old fuel line and filter from the tank...
You will insert a wire a little smaller than the diameter of the inside of the fuel line, and you will bend a small hook on the end of the line to fit over the fuel line (be sure to use a small wire) .
Lubricate the first 1 inch of fuel line with vasoline lightly...using your fingers or neednose pliers collapse the fuel line and insert it into the fuel tank, entend the fuel line long enought to go out of the fuel tank so you can reconnect the fuel filter...then pull some of the fuel line back into the fuel tank...
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see instructions from AutoZone:
The fuel pump assembly is located in the fuel tank. Refer to the fuel tank assembly illustrations in this section. On most applications, the fuel tank must be lowered to remove the fuel pump assembly. The fuel pump assembly is cooled by the fuel in the tank.


See Figure 1
  1. Before disconnecting the fuel lines or any of the fuel system components, release the fuel system pressure as described previously in this section. Releasing system pressure is a very important step for the correct removal of the electric fuel pump.

0900c1528018d240.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: Internal view of the electric fuel pump
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Unfasten the fuel pump assembly electrical connector and remove the fuel tank inspection cover.

If the truck has no fuel tank inspection cover, the fuel tank must be lowered or removed to gain access to the in-tank fuel pump.
  1. Disconnect the fuel outlet and return hoses. Remove the fuel tank assembly, if necessary.
  2. Remove the ring retaining bolts and the O-ring, then lift the fuel pump assembly from the fuel tank. Plug the opening with a clean rag to prevent dirt from entering the system.

When removing or installing the fuel pump assembly, be careful not to damage or deform it. Always install a new O-ring.
To install:
  1. Install the fuel pump assembly in the fuel tank with a new O-ring. Install the ring retaining bolts. Install the fuel tank if removed.
  2. Reconnect the fuel lines and fasten the electrical connection.
  3. Connect the battery cable, then start the engine and check for fuel leaks.

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See Figures 2 and 3
  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure, as described previously in this section.
  2. Disconnect the fuel inlet hose at the electro injection unit.

0900c1528018d241.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Make sure that the fuel line hose clamps are installed properly

0900c1528018d242.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 3: Testing fuel system pressure using a gauge and a "T'' fitting
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  3. Read the pressure on the pressure gauge. The gauge should read approximately 36.3 psi (250 kPa).
  4. Relieve the fuel system pressure again.
  5. Remove the pressure gauge from the fuel line and reconnect the fuel inlet hose.

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NOTE: There is no maintenance schedule for fuel filter replacement. Replace the fuel filter if restricted. Inspect the fuel tank internally if you find a restricted fuel filter.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Quick connect fitting at the fuel filter inlet
    • Fuel filter outlet fitting from the fuel filter while holding the filter fitting with a back-up wrench
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    • Fuel line O-ring.
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  3. Lubricate the new fuel pipe O-ring with clean engine oil.
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  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Pressurize the fuel system and check for leaks.
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