Q: Removing Fuel Sending Unit
I have a leak around where the fuel lines come out from the fuel tank. How do I remove the fuel tank sending unit? Do I need a special tool?
A: You don’t really need a special tool to remove the sending unit lock-ring. First clean off the area around the unit, (I like to use a shop vac and a brush). The ring should have 3 or 4 tabs; using a small brass drift, tap the ring around to the un-lock position. I try to use the tabs evenly so as not to distort any 1 tab. When removing the s/u, do so carefully, the filter element is usually fragile with age. Under the sending unit flange is an o-ring. Make sure this isn’t damaged and clean prior to installation. In my case I had a gauge problem and decided to repair and replace the s/u. I couldn’t find a new or rebuilt anywhere. So, disassebled it and carefully cleaned it and it has worked fine ever since.
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