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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2003, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking Fuel Line

Since I start a new job next week, what better time for the jeep to act up.

I was about to leave a parking lot, and realized my gas tank/line is leaking. Further inspection I see that the hose that leavaes the fuel tank to run along the body to the front.

I couldn't get it connected and patched, so I need tow it back here.

Is this an easy replcaement. It seems to just be a hose that connects to a Y connector with some clamps.

Will this take a while to refill the fuel line to the carb?

Why does this happen when you really need the car?
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Re: Leaking Fuel Line

Is this a Jeep you're asking about, or a car? I'm confused [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

That should be just a short piece of hose connecting the tank outlet to the steel line that runs along the frame to the engine, right? On a CJ you drop the tank, which is a moderate amount of work, and then replace the hose, which is no big deal.

If you have a rubber hose running all the way to the engine it should be replaced with steel. You don't want hose there where it can get cut by sticks, stones or road debris.

There should be sufficient gasoline in the carb to run the engine long enough to refill the line.

Congrats on the job! Is it what you wanted?
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 07:34 AM
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Re: Leaking Fuel Line

I just fixed a leak in my 7. It was right under the passenger side door. The line had a spring over it to protect it. But the spring was acutally rubbing against the line and wore a small hole through it. It will be replaced soon but for now i cut it at the leak, put a rubber hose over it, and clamped it off. It works, but i dont want it to always be rigged up like that.
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Re: Leaking Fuel Line

Sorry Jim, it is the jeep [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] I wouldn't say the job is completely what I wanted, but in this economy I'll take something close with no problem.

I was just curious if any rubber hose that size will fix it a) to get it home to get a better look at it
b) for a few days untill I get a new jeep (thats the plan with the new job, this one is getting a rebuild)

This sounds like it should be rather straight foward. Thanks all for the input.
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