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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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97 TJ removing gas tank.

Im a little curious if anyone knows of a good writeup on how to do this. Im more worried about how to deal with the pressurized line than anything. Im thinking about putting a kilby gas tank skid in since mine is so mangled that it will probably have to be removed with a sawsall.

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Nothing to it really. I don't see why you would need to take the lines off. unbolt the old skid remove, install new. bet kilby has a writeup.

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I removed the gas tank on my 2001 TJ a few years ago. I don't recall having any problems with the pressurized line at all. One thing to watch: When you lower the tank be aware that there are several vacuum lines that attach to a fitting on the top of the tank. You can not see these or reach them until the tank is lowered several inches. However, if you lower the tank too much before disconnecting them, you will either break the hoses or break the fitting on the tank. I ended up snapping the nipple off of the fitting. I repaired it with RTV, but would not have had to if I was careful. Good luck!

Found a link: DailyDrivenTJ-Warn Skid Fuel Tank Skid Plate

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I have the procedure from the FSM... send me an Email so I have your Email address and I'll email you a copy.
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Thanks for the info guys. Leve, you have a message. Thank you. Has anyone heard anything about the warn tank skid? I can get it for about $40 cheaper than the kilby

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MT: that sites write up explained it beautifully. Thank you. Looks very simple. Ive read the kilby writeup and it doesnt explain how to depressurize the line.

LEVE: thanks for the info!

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Depressurize the line by pressing the schrader valve.
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I pressed the schrader valve and my tires went flat. Was that supposed to happen?

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Wow... a new airdown tool comes stock wth a Jeep... who'd a thunk it!
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Well, the tank is out. It was a breeze! Between the write up and Leve's info I managed to get the tank out (after a good mud scraping) in about 45 minutes. Tomorrow I have to mount a tool box and then bend the rear cross member back in to place so that I can bolt the new skid on. I would have taken pictures but its embarrassing how bad it looked under there so......

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