Damn Fuel Leak

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  1. uncltrvlnmatt

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    Topped off the car yesturday and the friggin filler neck is leaking. It looks like it is leaking from the hose between the tank and the neck. I need to fix this ASAP. I leave on saturday for Florida.
     
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    get 'er done
     
  3. TxCobrA98

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    dang man sorry to hear that.. isn't that a pretty tuff job? iono i remember somebody else had this problem a while back.. good luck with it.
     
  4. 97blackgt

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    mine was leaking at the rubber gromet where the filler neck goes into the tank. It not too bad to change..good luck
     
  5. uncltrvlnmatt

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    Did you have to get the part from Ford or can you get it at a auto parts store?

    I don't think it will be that big of a deal. I just need to run some gas out of it. I will post something in the how to section with pics of the job when I do it. This seems like it could be a fairly common problem. My problem is time, I don't have a whole lot of it right now.
     
  6. 97blackgt

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    i actually ordered the part online...i think it was like 20$ if i remember right...and the site was laurelmustang? or something
    i would proably jjust go to ford and get the part..esp if ur in a hurry
     
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    what you going to gator ville for ???
     
  8. 19mustang95

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    you cant get them from a local parts store, or at least thats what i was told...the same thing happened to me and it cost $170 or a shop to do it because i had to drive back home from college and didnt feel like doing it myself..but the actual part is either $19 or $29.


    this is from when mine leaked...
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    sounds like they raped ya on the labor rate..but hey i guess if u got it fixed it was still worth it
     
  10. 19mustang95

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    well it takes a little while to drop the tank and put it back in...
     
  11. uncltrvlnmatt

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    I am going on company business. We are having our winter service meetings in Destin. I normally fly down, but this year I decided to drive. They expanded the meetings from 3 days to 5. Besides it is all expences paid.
     
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    Mine is leaking nowhere near that bad. I only have a drip, it only leavs a small puddle. Not a pond.
     
  13. 97blackgt

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    2 bolts? :dunno:
     
  14. WyoTechMSA

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    WE replaced the seal where the neck goes in to the tank without dropping it in my buddies 97
     
  15. uncltrvlnmatt

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    I would think that all you need to do is pull out the filler neck, or slide it back. Not drop the tank. That is why I think my seal failed, from when I had the rear 1/4 panel repaired, they may have removed it, and not replaced the seal.
     
  16. 97blackgt

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    mine got ripped when the tank was dropped to change the fuel pump also...BTW did u get it fixed yet?
     
  17. uncltrvlnmatt

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    No not yet, I just picked up the new seal today. It cost $35.00. I will get it done Wednesday or Friday night.
     
  18. WyoTechMSA

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    Yea thats what we did Matt, just loosened the neck
     
  19. uncltrvlnmatt

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    Put my new seal in last night. I had to drop the damn tank. I will post up a quick how to, in the how to section.