Re: Help! My 1975 F-100 gas tank has a leak!
i have found it possible to do this job without any special tools as i have had both of my tanks out atleast once if not more.
it is a pretty cut and dry job but it doesnt hurt to have someone there to help lower and raise the tank in and out.
i have used a floor jack before to lower and raise the tank but be aware that if something isnt available to hold the tank it will want to tip off one side or the other as the leftover fuel splashes around inside.
simply disconnect the filler neck hose and get that out of the way.
then start to undo the holding straps and finally start to lower the tank.
when the tank has been lowered enough to gain access to the top simply disconnect the fuel lines and wires.
1. label each hose as to where you removed it from, so they are put back on the same way.
2. carefully watch the filler neck hose as this tends to be a pain to clear everything if you pinch it hard it will partially collapse the inner vent tube which will not allow you to refill the tank at a high rate of speed (you'll curse that later at the gas pump when it takes 10 min to fill)
i suggest taking as much of the filler neck off as possible before you try to lower the tank to prevent this.
also try to look in the neck as you start to remove it and mentally note where the inner tube is inserted.
you will see the neck is divided into 2 seperate passages.
with any mechanical abilty at all you'll be fine.
its not a hard job to do !
any problems just post back and i hopefully will be able to help out.
i would rather push my Ford than drive your Chevy !