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Old October 10th, 2014, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default 1995 Ford F150: Rear Gas Tank Removal??

After watching the (worst) YouTube videos on this and readying enough dead end threads to tear my hair out, I'm coming to you guys.

1995 F150, 4x4, Extended cab, Eddie Bauer Edition, 302 engine... If any of that matters.

I have been doing bodywork on it everyday until I've ran out of light outside to do it. The other night, I noticed a wet spot under my rear bumper; sure enough, it's gas. After fighting to get the 2 very heavy skid plates off, I'm now staring at the rear tank. However, it isn't held in by straps of any kind and it seems to be resting on my hitch frame. I can push up on it and the whole things lifts right up freely.

Still have yet to figure out if the leak is from the tank itself or from somewhere else. Also curios to know if I should have straps or not and if so, where do they go? Anyone have a diagram or some tips for me? Hope I don't have to remove my hitch frame (or whatever it's called), the bolts look like they might be tricky to remove.

Thanks for the help as always!

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Old October 10th, 2014, 08:37 AM   #2
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Easiest solution would be to look up fuel tank straps on autozone or the like. If they have tank straps for the rear tank...then yep, there's supposed to be straps on it
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After a struggle, I finally got the tank out and found my leak.

I have two options. Fix it or replace it.

There are two leaks that are tiny little pinholes. They are both, in my opinion, in some easily fixable spots. Both of them are right on the flat piece where the two halves of the tank meet together. Do I fix it and if so, with what product(s)? If I go the fixing route, I want it done right so it's not something to worry about for years to come.. Good news, the inside of the tank (from what I was able to see with a light) is very very clean.



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Do I replace it. If I go this route, how in the heck do I remove the pump from this tank? From what I found, I'm supposed to have bolts or something holding it in? This clearly doesn't. If it doesn't come out, then I'd have to add that into the expense........



So much for this being just some body work and a quick flip. Thankfully I have A LOT of room to work with :)

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The pumps I've dealt with were held in by a lock ring, tap it out counter clockwise with a brass punch. Bronco Graveyard probably has a replacement tank at a reasonable price.
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I'd just get a new tank and pump for the peace of mind. That tank will develop other pinholes shortly.
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