02 V6 Fuel Tank Removal Issues

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  1. NewEdgeStang Daniel

    NewEdgeStang Daniel New Member

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    Hey guys first post. So i'm in the process of replacing my fuel pump and i'm having a bit of trouble getting the tank all the way out. I have got everything disconnected and the straps off but i'm having a hard time getting the fuel filler neck to come out? There is kind of a bottleneck point (inside the trunk) Is there a trick to this? Any info would be much appreciated!
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    Do you have the filler neck unbolted from the body of the car at the gas cap?
    the neck is some times hard to pull out of the tank, also get a new gasket for the filler neck to tank conection it almost alway breaks.
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    If you're replacing the tank, obviously this won't help, but if it's the fuel pump, this worked for me.

    I just put a new fuel pump in my 99. I removed the strap bolts, and using a floor jack and a 4' length of 2x12 lumber, dropped it gently enough on one side - with the filler neck still passed into my trunk but disconnected at the gas cap end from the fender - to clear enough distance to replace the fuel pump/sending unit.
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