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hey everybody!
i am changing a sending unit this weekend and i have never done this before
and i was looking for some tips or pointers on how to make it easy. thanks for the info!! rockyz

 

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fill out your profile, what kind of vehicle??

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'88 YJ, 4" susp,3" body,33's,283 Chevy V8,TH350,4.11's,D30,D35c
 

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since no one else has replied i'll give it a shot. it is a fairly simple operation. at least is was on my cj7 about 2 years ago. just disconnect all the fuel lines, filler neck etc. (make sure you either remember or mark which line goes where). put a floor jack under the tank then remove the bolts in the front and rear of the tank. if it's like mine the skid plate is actually what the tank sits in and is what is bolted to the frame. remove the tank. to remove the sending unit you have to turn the locking ring, i used a screw driver and hammer to turn it. pull the unit out and put in the new one. you will need a new o-ring gasket. if the unit you bought did not have one i just went to the parts store and bought one off the rack (bring the old one to match the size). if the tank is original i would fully inspect it for rust holes, etc. since it is out i would also clean out the inside and maybe even it coat it with a gas tank restorer (eastwood co. makes a good kit for this). then clean it up, paint it and the skid plate and put it all back together. all in all fairly easy one day job (depending on paint drying and such). this is all from fixing my tank a couple of years ago so i may have forgotten a step or two.
good luck,
rich
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right on fratt! Mine is a YJ which I am sure is very similar to the late model cj's. Whatever you do , don't screw with the fuel
level sending arm. I tried to "calibrate" mine and really screwed it up.

/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif Big Ed
'88 YJ, 4" susp,3" body,33's,283 Chevy V8,TH350,4.11's,D30,D35c
 
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