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310011 Fuel Tank and Lines 310011 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Fuel Tank 3 Material Item Specification Motorcraft SAE 5W20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO5W20QSP US Motorcraft SAE 5W20 Super Premium Motor Oil CXO5W20LSP12 Canada or equivalent WSSM2C930A Disconnect the battery ground cable For additional information refer to Section 41401 4 Drain the fuel tank For additional information refer to Section 31000 5 If equipped remove the rear support braces For additional information refer to Section 50200 Vehicles with 40L SOHC engine 6 Removal and Installation WARNING Do not carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuelrelated components Highly flammable vapors are always present and can ignite Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury WARNING Do not carry personal electronic devices such as cell phones pagers or audio equipment of any type when working on or near any fuelrelated components Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury WARNING Fuel supply tubes on all vehicles equipped with fuel injected engines will remain pressurized for long periods of time after engine shutdown Fuel system pressure must be released prior to fuel system service to prevent possible personal injury or a fire hazard WARNING This procedure involves fuel handling Be prepared for fuel spillage at all times and always observe fuel handling precautions Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury All vehicles 1 With the vehicle in NEUTRAL position it on a hoist For additional information refer to Section 10002 2 Release the fuel system pressure For additional information refer to Section 31000 Copyright 2006 Ford Motor Company Last updated 6192006 Remove the exhaust intermediate pipe For additional information refer to Section 30900 Vehicles with 46L 3V and 54L 4V engines 7 Remove the exhaust intermediate pipes For additional information refer to Section 30900 All vehicles 8 Remove the driveshaft For additional information refer to Section 20501 9 Disconnect the fuel vapor control tube assembly valvetofuel tank quick connect coupling For additional information refer to Section 31000 10 Release the clamp and disconnect the fuel tank filler pipe hosetofuel tank To install tighten clamp to 3 Nm 27 lbin 11 Position a suitable lifting device under the fuel tank 12 Remove the 2 fuel tank strap retaining bolts To install tighten to 53 Nm 39 lbft 13 Position the emergency brake cables aside 14 Remove the 2 fuel tank strap retainer pins and straps 15 Partially lower the fuel tank enough to allow access to the fuel level sensor electrical connector 16 Disconnect the fuel level sensor electrical connector 2007 Mustang Mustang GT 82006