how to remove rear fuel tank completely

Asked by Mar 25, 2014 at 04:03 PM about the 1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 95 f150 I would like to remove rear tank and just run on the front one. The rear
tank leaks and if I put gas in the front one it ends up in the rear tank. Any idea's.

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Check with your local ford dealership, There was a recall for the fuel transferring to the rear tank. If you remove the rear tank you MUST join the two rear lines together

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Taking the rear tank out is not a big problem, but the fuel from the front tank to the rear needs to addressed, you will have to totally bypass the fuel tank switching valve in the frame or you will be leaking fuel out the rear fuel tank return line. A parts store might be able to locate some fuel line connectors that will help with switching it to a single tank, you will have to rewire the fuel pump wiring for just the front tank and sender or just leave in the switching valve for only the pump and sender and make sure you block the switch on the dash so it stays on the front tank. HTH

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I'm glad I came across this was fixing to take rear gas tank out but didn't know all this.. It can stay with no gas until I fix the little leak it has because that sound like a lot of witching things around... Thanks

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How do I rewire fuel tank to operate front tank only, after completely removing rear tank?

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2/04/17 permanently removed rear gas tank and stopped leaking & gas transfer problems 4 ever!!! 92 F150 4.9 6 cyl 1. drop rear tank(pain in ass, lines not long enough to drop to ground, Instead of disconnecting rusty non-disconnecting lines, I took pliers and broke tubes off of fuel pump and capped tubes with rubber hose, a bolt in other end and hose clamps, I capped both fuel lines and breather tube the same way and disconnected the wire connector and tied them all up securely to the frame. The truck runs great the gauge works great and no more gas leaks!! No rewiring or rerouting of lines. Drive truck daily on street and highway no problems at all

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I had a buddy take my rear tank off my 93 Ford truck and he took a metal line curved it and put the two lines together that went to the back fuel pump and blocked off the vent line and now my truck front tank has a lot of pressure and I have to keep my fuel cap loose so the Vapes will pass or the fuel tank will crack open because of the pressure. So basically all you did was block off all lines and tied them up onto ur frame of your truck and you never had any back pressure problems at all? So my buddy did my fuel lines wrong?

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