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Fuel tank filler tube replacement

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BigCarbonFootprint, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Jun 28, 2020 at 12:29 AM
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    DW1951

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    Some tonneau covers include drain hoses to help evacuate water that gets trapped. Installation instructions direct the user to enlarge the factory drain holes for the hoses.

    Drivers side drain hole is directly above filler hose. Passenger side is all clear.

    I did take the time to peek under there on both sides. I peeled back the fender liner and poked a flashlight in there but didn't quite realize just how close it was. I thought I was being careful and I still fucked it up.
     
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    ahhhhh that makes sense!
     
  3. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:22 AM
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    ***This is my experience doing this job. This is not intended to be instructional or a guide, YMMV, and perform this at your own risk.***

    Removed fender line to gain access.

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    This shot shows the clearance you have to work with between the bed and the frame. If you choose to try to repair your hose without going any further, it's not going to be easy, particularly because the hose has a bellows/flex section right below the drain hole. Presumably this is the spot that is going to be punctured, and it's going to be damn near impossible to accurately repair it without fully removing the hose.

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    There's a bracket to the left of the filler hose that supports the fender. I removed this to give myself more room to work with.

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    I also removed this clamp/bracket.

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    I pushed these little tabs to free the lines.
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    I removed the collar.
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  4. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    Collar removed.

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    Now with upper portion of hose detached, here's another view of the hose and it's relationship to the bed and frame.
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    Then I went under the truck to detach the fuel lines that run longitudinally up to the front of the truck. I did this because I would be lowering the tank and did not want to damage any fuel lines.
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    Once this plastic holder is off, there is access to the bundy style connectors.
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    Connectors removed.
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    I went back to the filler hose and disconnected the lines. A little tape to prevent ingress of crud.
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    Here's a preview of the new filler hose, where it attaches to the tank. I paid special attention to this clip and this junction.
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  5. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    ****OK, at this point I have the tank lowered a little bit using my floor jack and a long 2x4 to distribute the load. Didn't seem like I needed to take pics of this process, i'm sure anyone could figure it out. One thing I kept in mind was to lower the tank very cautiously there are some connections, wiring for the fuel pump etc up top that are pretty damn near impossible to see. Don't want to hurt those.****

    I'm studying the new hose to figure out how to remove it.The grey clip locks into place over those tabs. I carefully used a long flathead to get the clip free.
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    IMPORTANT! The distance between the fuel hose in the fully seated position and the tank. When the new hose went on, there was a point where I thought it was fully seated but it wasn't. I really had to ram that bitch home. It was noticeable once it fully seated. Anyhow I took this pic to reference that distance so I could verify.
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    I removed the parking brake cable bracket to give myself more room to maneuver when trying to free the aforementioned clip.
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    Original hose is off. I found the puncture, very teeny tiny, but it's there. I had attempted to throw some Toyota FIPG 103 on there a week or so ago to temp patch it, but again with the minimal clearance and visibility and the non-smooth surface of the hose, I was not successful.
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    New hose is on, fully seated. Just needed to push the clip into place, which I did.

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    And there it is. Just got to put everything back together now.
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