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Old 10-09-2010, 07:48 AM
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Default Right size socket for gas tank straps

I will be looking into my gas gauge in the old 88 of mine and I think the nuts for the staps for the tank are a 15mm? I have a lot of sockets but not that one and would like to pick up the right size before I drop the tank. Thanks
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:21 AM
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Default Re: Right size socket for gas tank straps

You'll need to You'll need to get under there and survey the situation. Answering that question won't leave you fully prepared at all. there are other things involved like also grabbin a couple of the correct size "stamped nuts" from the parts store as well since the usually don't hold up during removal. They they hold the heats shield onto threaded studs that are located on the straps. They gotta come off too. Just stuff like that needs your preparation.




Do you have a method of removing the gas from the tank?
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:45 AM
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Default Re: Right size socket for gas tank straps

Take the bed off
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: Right size socket for gas tank straps

The heat sheild is not there anymore, last owner had the tank replaced and was not put back on. I am not going to remove the bed of the truck. Looking at were the pump goes in I would not be able to get it out, its right up under the cab of the truck.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:20 AM
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The heat sheild is not there anymore, last owner had the tank replaced and was not put back on. I am not going to remove the bed of the truck. Looking at were the pump goes in I would not be able to get it out, its right up under the cab of the truck.
you might want to consider bringing it to a mechanic. In the long wrong that might be the safest most productive choice
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:49 AM
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Default Re: Right size socket for gas tank straps

I have taken tanks out befor, not that hard to do. Mechanic's charge way to much.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:59 AM
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Default Re: Right size socket for gas tank straps

You said that if you took the bed off you could not reach the fuel pump. You are either wrong oryouhave a custom fuel cell.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:02 AM
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I would be very leary of driving that truck with that fuel cell
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:07 AM
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Default Re: Right size socket for gas tank straps

You don't have a profile I just noticed you have an 88. Maybe I am wrong and that is how the 1988 is
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:02 AM
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Default Re: Right size socket for gas tank straps

Taking the bed off would not help at all. The opening for the fuel pump is right past the edge of the cab. IF you look between the bed and cab you can see the lines. No clearance to pull it out that way. The tank was replaced with a stock tank by the last owner but I think they used the old fuel pump and sending unit. It could just be a bad connection or broken wire,something blocking the float(had that problem on an old S10 years ago) I found that on a few other little problems.
Anyway I will not be doing the tank till after I get the new fuel pressure regulator in from NAPA. So I would just need the right socket size for that nut and I will pick one up and be ready.
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