Removed Gas Tank

Discussion in '1989 - 1992 Ford Ranger' started by 90RedRanger, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. 90RedRanger

    90RedRanger New Member

    I Finally replaced the fuel pump and sending unit assembly. I got some tips from members to remove the truck bed but I had the bed spray lined last year and couldn't do that. My gas gauge was not working so I decided to take it out. This is not a real bad job but it's easier to have some help. I did it myself and it was not fun. As you can see from the pictures, the float was damaged by the sending unit arm. It looks like the wire that wraps around the float cut a hole in it. Too bad because the sending unit was still working. The pump was original and it's a good thing I replaced it anyway. One thing I found was the rust that dirt and grime was causing on the frame. This dirt is trapped around the tank and stays wet all the time. The pump assembly cost $95.00 and it took me 4 hours to do it myself.:)
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  3. jcsmith1992

    jcsmith1992 New Member

    Nice Pics, why didn't you remove the bed? I just heard it was very hard to get the tank out without bending and twisting stuff. It looks like you did really well. I have to replace my fuel pump next weekend any tips.
  4. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Very nice man!! Now undercoat that thing lol
  5. OP

    90RedRanger New Member

    Hey Jason,
    I couldn't remove the bed because it was already coated with a liner. I removed the tank myself and it wasn't too bad. If you have help, it would go by quicker. The bed removal needs two people as well. If you can, it is better to remove the bed, because you can check for rust and take care of that. And, don't buy a cheap pump because you will be going there again to replace it in the near future. Don't forget that you have to squeeze the fittings that plug into the pump, that you have to pull off. Lots of people brake these fittings because they don't know how they work. I went to a local wrecking yard and looked at a truck that had the bed off, and I could see how all of the stuff comes off.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011
  6. RangerDave

    RangerDave New Member

    Great pics Tony! I just pulled mine yesterday and the 4-pin connector (shown at the top of your 4th pic) just crumbled. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Does someone sell this plug that can just be spliced on?
  7. OP

    90RedRanger New Member


    Hey RangerDave,
    The best thing to do is to go to a wrecking yard and cut one out of a truck. I don't think the dealer would even have this but I could be wrong. I live near a yard and they have about 6 Rangers and many Explorers. If you can find a truck with the bed off it would be a piece of cake to grab one.:yes:

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