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fuel tank skid

any good tips on changing the fuel tank skid plate on a 2001 grand. like any way to tie up the tank so you dont have to drop/disconect the tank. I will be pulling one at the JY and the rplacing the one on mine Thanks

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Re: fuel tank skid

It's hard to get the bolts out but the rest of it's easy. It has to come down as a unit and you will be glad it does.
Put a jack under it, remove the bolts that hold the assy to the unibody. Let it down, disconnect the hoses (quick connects, have tools for them), pull it out and it's a walk in the park to put your tank in the new skid. I've done this 2x now and have to do it to a third WJ soon. I hate playing with gas so the tank is as close to empty as possible. Get a skid from an 04 so it's the heavy duty one. You will need a friend to help but it's worth it.
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