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Old 08-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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'94 3.1 Removing fuel tank

Have anyone found any guide or knows anything about removing the gas tank?
Any feedback appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Re: '94 3.1 Removing fuel tank

Fairly simple......need to disconnect the fuel filler pipe from tank......disconnect harness to tank.......disconnect two fuel lines and evap line...... two "U" brackets hold the tank up.....use a jack to hold the tank up while you remove brackets(center the jack for balance)....slowly lower tank....may find additional vac lines or harnesses(vent solenoid)......

Always easier if very little fuel left in the tank......
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Re: '94 3.1 Removing fuel tank

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Fairly simple......need to disconnect the fuel filler pipe from tank......disconnect harness to tank.......disconnect two fuel lines and evap line...... two "U" brackets hold the tank up.....use a jack to hold the tank up while you remove brackets(center the jack for balance)....slowly lower tank....may find additional vac lines or harnesses(vent solenoid)......

Always easier if very little fuel left in the tank......
Thank you Tech II, there's very little gas in the tank, most was lost due to a hole made by a metal piece I hit on the road.
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Thank you Tech II, there's very little gas in the tank, most was lost due to a hole made by a metal piece I hit on the road.
Info for all: should there be a need to drop a tank that still holds fuel, spread the tank's weight by using a flat wooden board (1 or 2 inches thick) e.g. 10x10 inch, on the jack.
Also helps to avoid damage to the tank if the jack has a very small lift dish.
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WelmoedJ's method is definitely easier than removing the tank while holding it on your chest with about 7-8 gallons of fuel in it. I remember how uch fun it was when replacing the fuel pump. Cheers KEV
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Re: '94 3.1 Removing fuel tank

Been there done that... Good to have tools of all sorts...lol

I had to replace my pump 4 years ago... Great thing was it died in the driveway...lol... Got lucky.. Had 14 gallons in it tho... Drained most of it into a couple of 5 gallon gas cans...lol

Now 4 years later the Fuel sending unit is shot... I will be doing the tank drop again and will go with another new fuel pump too...lol.. Its not a bad job if the tank is almost empty...
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