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2002 Ford Explorer Sport/Sport Trac Fuel Tank Removal and Installation

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Download WARNING: Do not open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited, resulting in possible injury. 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer toSection 414-01. 2. Relieve the fuel system pressure. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00. 3. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02. 4. Drain the fuel tank. For additional information, refer toSection 310-00. 4WD vehicles 5. Remove the fuel tank skid plate. 1. Remove the four bolts. 2. Remove the fuel tank skid plate. All vehicles 6. Use a suitable jack to support the fuel tank. 7. Position the fuel tank support strap aside. 1. Remove the bolt. 2. Position the fuel tank support strap aside. 8. Remove the front bolts and push the fuel tank back until the lip clears the support bracket. 9. Partially lower the fuel tank. 10. Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector. 11. Disconnect the evaporative vapor tube connector. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00. 12. Disconnect the fuel line connector. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.