How do I change the fuel tank in my 1989 Ford Festiva?


Asked by Oct 30, 2014 at 05:07 PM about the 1989 Ford Festiva LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can only fill tank 1/2 full. Anymore than that and it leaks.  Besides the fuel tank what other parts do I need?  I saw a gasket listed.

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Have you looked underneath to see where it might be leaking? You could look on the left side by the filler neck to see if it has a hole in the bottom of it. The gasket might be for the fuel pump / sending unit which is on top of the tank (under the back seat) but I've thankfully never had an issue with a leaking tank. Try to figure out where it is leaking first.. trying to fix it might be a lot easier and much cheaper than replacing!


Any updates? Have you pulled the tank yet? Fixed the issue?

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