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Old 11-15-2018, 08:08 PM
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Whenever I fill up my tank, I can never hold the handle for more than 3 seconds, whether thatís at full blast or holding the handle halfway. Gas always comes shooting out at me, like itís overflowing. Looked up underneath, and nothing seemed wrong. Anyone have this issue?
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:28 AM
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Yep sure have. My vent tube was melted shut. From the after market exhaust that was routed too close to it.

I'd check the vent tube first.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:57 PM
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Yep sure have. My vent tube was melted shut. From the after market exhaust that was routed too close to it.

I'd check the vent tube first.
Thank you! I'll check that out. Did you replace it yourself or take it somewhere?
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:08 AM
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Did you replace it yourself or take it somewhere?
My truck was still new and under warranty so i brought it somewhere and made it their problem.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:54 AM
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My truck was still new and under warranty so i brought it somewhere and made it their problem.
Ahh... I wish I could do that lol. I'm not even sure how to replace the whole filler neck to be completely honest. I took a look underneath the other day, and correct me if I'm wrong but just from looking at it I'd have to drop the gas tank a little and then take it off that way? or take the bed off completely. There's so many YouTube videos that show people taking the bed off, and that heavily worries me
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:44 AM
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I found it easiest to remove the bed of my Ranger to replace the filler neck & the hose from the filler neck to the tank. I ran & nylon rope in a "X" pattern through the bed tie down hooks inside the bed & then used my engine hoiust to remove the bed after removing all the hold down bolts, removing the screws holding the filler neck to the bed, & unplugging the the tail light harness behind the rear bumper.

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Old 11-18-2018, 08:11 AM
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That is what most people do from what I have heard. Usually it is to gain access to the fuel pump I understand, but the principle is the same. If you don't have a hoist, 2 people can pick it up and slide it onto some saw horses. Just pre-soak the bolts with some PB Blaster for a while is all.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:38 PM
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I found it easiest to remove the bed of my Ranger to replace the filler neck & the hose from the filler neck to the tank. I ran & nylon rope in a "X" pattern through the bed tie down hooks inside the bed & then used my engine hoiust to remove the bed after removing all the hold down bolts, removing the screws holding the filler neck to the bed, & unplugging the the tail light harness behind the rear bumper
This makes me wish I had an engine hoist.

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That is what most people do from what I have heard. Usually it is to gain access to the fuel pump I understand, but the principle is the same. If you don't have a hoist, 2 people can pick it up and slide it onto some saw horses. Just pre-soak the bolts with some PB Blaster for a while is all.
Thanks for the PB Blaster tip. Thatíll save me some trouble in the long run. I wouldnít have thought about that tbh.

I guess the plus side about having to take the bed off is I can paint the frame haha
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:25 PM
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https://m.harborfreight.com/1-Ton-Ca...ane-69512.html


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Old 11-22-2018, 11:57 PM
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Oh man how I wish. Maybe I'll ask for it for Christmas....
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Old 11-23-2018, 04:46 AM
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Oh man how I wish. Maybe I'll ask for it for Christmas....

The Chinese economy will thank you.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:12 AM
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Thank you for the tips!
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