The fuel tank on your Ford Ranger may develop problems that make it necessary to remove or replace it. Some tank leaks, holes or contamination issues can only be fixed with the tank off the vehicle. However, whether you are taking the fuel tank for repairs or replacing it, you can save some money by removing, re-installing or replacing the tank yourself. The next steps will guide you through the process. Still, choose a safe place to work and take the necessary precautions to avoid an accident. Remember that fuel is highly combustible.
Relieving the Fuel System Pressure
Start by relieving the fuel pressure in the system. Loosen the fuel filler cap and disconnect the ground battery cable. Now you can connect a fuel pressure gauge to the test port valve located on the fuel rail, near the fuel injectors.