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I came home to a puddle of gas...

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by acmair, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    acmair

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    under my 94 corolla. I just filled up the tank full of gas the night before, and decided not to drive it today, luckily. When I got home the smell was overwhelming and there was gas dripping on the ground. I jacked it up and tried to wipe it dry to see exactly where the leak was. My mistake, now its gushing out lol. Has anyone ever replaced a fuel tank before? Is it a do it yourself job, or should I send it to a mechanic?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    shouldnt be that hard...Unless everything is rusted and bound to break just by looking at it. Are you planning on doing it on your back, or do you have access to a lift?
     
  3. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    I just have a normal hydraulic jack, so I'm looking to do it on my back. No, the car seems to be in perfect condition underneath, I'm just worried about the fuel gauge and all of those components.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Probably wouldn't smoke in your driveway. Might end up in your hot neighbor's house, after your car blows up, so maybe on second thought, maybe you should.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    just empty the tank out prior to removing it. Not sure on how its held in, but more then likely one or two rubber or metal straps holding it up. The sender should be 3-4 bolts on the top of the tank, plus filler,vent and whatever else is up there. If all goes well, it should be done in a day.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    Lol, i dont smoke so its all good, and none of my neighbors are hot :(
     
  7. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    It has 2 straps, that I saw at least. They seemed like rubber,but I'm not sure. I watched some videos and they said that its best to replace the sending unit too. Would you recommend that? Also, is it easy to do if I only jack up the car on the hydraulic jack and lie on my back?
     
  8. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    never trust a jack of any kind. Always use a jack stand.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Thanks! I have one jack stand, I should probably buy a few more for this, I'm guessing.
     
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