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Fuel Tank Fill Hose removal

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by JimmyKexplorer, August 22, 2010.

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      JimmyKexplorer New Member

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      Possibly need to remove the fuel tank(for fuel pump replacement), how do I remove the Fill hose from the tank, appears to be like 2 sided clamp? does this push in and pull on hose or does it need to be spread apart and hose pulled on?
      Stock 96 Explorer 4 door V8
      Thanx for the help in advance
      Jim
       
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      just do a twist and pull..... i replaced my fuel pump back in october, i had a full tank when it went out, so my buddy and I have dump the 20 gal fuel to a a few fuel gas cans...

      good luck
       
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      and spray everything with Wd40 (or equivelant) before to help with the clamps and such.
       
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      Thank you: vegasjoe1969 and Equnoxe
      , guess my only question is squeeze them then pull it off or? spread the clamps, doesnt appear to be like an inline where u need a removal tool,
      as always Thanx, any ideas? on th abs codes?( diffreent post/issue) C 1202 rear dump valve circuit failure or C 1101 Hydrallic valve cir failute, thats the next issue
      Thanx, be well
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      nah, just spray the clamp with WD, let it soak for a few mins, then loosen the clamp off, you want to twist the end of the hose (so it spins a little bit) then you can wiggle it off. just to break it free from the tank because it kind of "fuses" with the metal after being on there for so long.

      dont know codes :(
       
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      Equnoxe , Thank you will give that a try in the am,once I get the hose off, pump the 30 gals gas out, get to replace the fuel pump
      Thanx anyway on the ABS codes, though give it a shot anyway
      Thanx again for the help, Enjoy..Be Well, Jim
       
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      Not sure how to post pictures of what the hose connections look like before and after removal so should any one have a question the 2 hoses(vent and fill) are attached to the tank via plastic clip that stays attached to the tank, I found out from ford, they are squeezed together at the base by the tank and then you twist the hoses each way working them off the tank
      again i have pictures I took should any one need them, also before you start this job, make sure you place the jack stands as far back on the axle so the tank will clear when dropped, there isnt much room to play with, I had to reposition the stands as the tank wouldnt clear the stand. also for the 4 skid plate bolts they are 13mm, if? Tank strap needed to be ordered, one day shipping but thats 13mm bolt as well , 2 bolts holding the front of the tank in the cradle are 17mm,(might also need an box wrench 17mm to remove one bolt near drivers side front( should you wind up doing it like I did with no lift
      also 2 pairs of like channel locks to compress the plastic clips I mentioned above, maybe need one to break the seal where it had been in place for a long time, cant get any rust buster oil in there. the 3 bolts on the filler pipe to the body and fill door are 7mm ( easier to remove those so u can twist the hose off the tank vs both sides being un movable
      one needs an 8 mm to remove the 6 bolts holding the pump and sending unit into the tank( I was told by ford that gasket is no longer available so be careful prying the tank flange from the tank, again mine is a 96 vintage, was told u could use silicone with the old gasket if the gasket is better than nothing
      lastly for some reason? the pump module is held to the sending unit by 3 bolts 1/4" socket only fit, metric was too loose or too tite, make sure to mark the flange so it goes back in the tank same way as the hoses are exact fit lengths when re installing. also u need to crimp the wiring to the sending unit flange, i had some heat shrink connectors i used but? get those when you get the pump if you dont have them, you will need 2.
      The frame wiring for the sending unit and pump power supply unplugs before u drop the tank all the way down and there are 3 other hose atachments on the top of the tank as well, one is plastic and squeezes together to remove and there are 2 steel lines that one needs the standard fuel filter disconnect tool for those, cant reember the size but was same as the fuel filter up under the drivers door on side of the frame
      hope it helps, if some one knows how to post pictures, let me know, will include them or e mail me and will send them as needed
      Thanx again for all the help
       
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      the plastic line on top of the gas tank, what is it for i disconnected it and when i pulled the tank out it broke
       

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