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Droping The Gas Tank

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jc71355, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. jc71355

    jc71355 1/2 ton status

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    I'm changing the Fuel Pump on my 91 this weekend And am looking for a few pointers/tricks/advice in dropping the tank. Is there enough slack in everything to let it come down before I disconnect the wiring/tubes or do I need to do it while the tank is up? What All do I have to take loose to get it down? I am gonna make sure that it's as close to empty as it can be when I do it.

    TIA,
    James
     
  2. efilnikufecin

    efilnikufecin 1/2 ton status

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    i drop the tank in my 91.there is enough slack to drop it down quite a bit.just unhook the straps throw a jack underneath and lower it as much as you can then crawl under and unhook everything.just make sure you dont break the fuel lines coming off of the sending unit.if you do the units are big bucks.so just squirt the sh!t out of the fuel lines with some wd-40 and you should be fine
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    dont drop it. cut your floor. makes it easier for the next time . then cover it back up using the same peice of meatl with some tabs screwed on and carpet over it. rtv it down as well.
    grant
     
  4. Rebel88

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    when i did it i unhooked my filler hose wo when i dropped the tank they would come with it...that allowed me to drop the tank to like knee height when i was sitting so the tank was basically in my lap while i was changing the pump out

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  5. jc71355

    jc71355 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the info on what to expect.

    I have a cutting problem /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.giflol. Especially on a rust free truck. It was hard enough for me to drill the holes for my soft top. I'm working on a cure though. It's a 72 K5 with rust.

    Thanks Again,
    James
     

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