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Old 10-27-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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My '93 has only the rear fuel tank that works. My problem is, the rubber filler neck hose is leaking. Anyone know where I might be able to get a new hose? A guy at Autozone suggested TSC. I don't know if it is preformed or just a straight section of hose. I'd hate to drop the tank just to find that I can't locate a replacement hose.
Also, does anyone have any input about dropping the tank itself? What do I need to disconnect before lowering the tank? I haven't bought a manual yet, so any help would be appreciated. I plan on tackling the front tank replacement in the spring.
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Its preformed, check ebay, and loosen the straps and lower the tank. You should be able to get to the clamps.
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www.LMCTRUCK.com

Part number 43-3355

$20.00

I'll say you will have to drop or remove the gas tank to be able to replace the Hose.

I recently replaced my rear fuel pump; and with my 35" tires sitting on four drive-on ramps I could not get the hose to slip off the gas tank inlet, the clamp was off, used silicone, penetrating oil, hammer & block of wood, hammer & long metal rod, etc. ,
the hose just would not slip off the gas tank.

Finally, when I lowered the empty gas tank; I was able to disconnect the wiring harness from the top of the tank, vent hose and the two fuel lines.

For my 1987 F150; this is how I did it, newer F150's may be different.
Pull the clip out before trying to disconnect the fuel hoses, after the clip is removed, (save it), pull the fuel hose straight out from the tank, one at a time to disconnect.


The empty gas tank is not that heavy, either use heavy 12" x 12" blocks of wood
or

something that will safely hold up 15-20 lbs. while you are disconnecting all the above. The second time I did this job, I used a light-weight plastic table with another hard plastic object on top of the table and it didn't appear to be in any strain, it held the empty gas tank with no problem.

My recommendation would be to replace the rear in-tank fuel pump while it's out of the truck, because it is just a matter of time before it-will quit working, especially if the tank is run low of fuel to less than a quarter of a tank time after time. NAPA # AFP E2485
Heat reduces the life-span of the electric fuel pump, gas keeps the pump cool.


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Hey I just found this on my hard drive:

I wrote it after I replaced my rear fuel pump.

1987 F-150 Rear Gas Tank Removal & Fuel Pump Replacement

Tools needed:
Large 12”x 12” blocks of wood to holdup empty gas tank or...

Four drive-on Ramps to raise working height under truck.
3/8” Air Ratchet & Impact Wrench if compressed air is available.

Two Straps holding gas tank to frame:
15mm or 5/8” deep-well Socket & ” closed-end Wrench.

Exhaust pipe 3” clamps: 14mm or 9/16” deep-well Socket

Fuel filler hose clamps: Flat or Regular Screwdriver

Metal Lock-Ring on top of gas tank: Brass punch & Hammer

Fuel Pump Wires: ” open-end Wrench or ” thin-wall Socket
Fuel Pump Hose: Small Flat Screwdriver.
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Pull the plastic clip from each fuel line once the tank is lowered enough to reach the top of the sending unit, the fuel hoses just slip on and off, no tool or squeezing required.

The wiring unplugs after pressing a tab and lifts straight up.

I removed the three 7mm screws holding the fuel filler flange from the gas tank door and the clamp underneath holding the metal fuel filler neck, because I could not get the rubber hose to come off next to the frame rail. After I disconnected the fuel lines and wiring plug-in, I loosened another clamp on the fuel filler hose and the gas tank came down and out on an angle.

My 1987 F150 has the Frame Mounted Hitch and it did not have to be removed during the removal & installation of the gas tank.
10/11/10


Hope this helps!

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Thanks for the info! I guess it is time to round up the parts.
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Let us know how it worked out after it's completed.
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Is this hose rupture common on these rear tanks? Replaced the fuel tank caps, guess I should replace the leaky filler hose.
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i just dropped the tank out of my parts truck the other day. it was actually easier to get the hose off first. i think i loosened the straps off with a jack under the tank, then you have to take the hose off, and the hoses that go in the top of the tank. then you're money. i'm gonna have to replace mine too b/c it looks like it has been leaking also. how did you notice yours was leaking?
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