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Gas tank filler tube

(1990 Subaru Legacy)
in Muskegon, MI on August 28, 2010
How in the world do I replace the gas tank filler tube? Short of cutting it into pieces there is no way I can pull it out. I have the over flow tube loose,the rubber hose to the tank loose and all of the bolts that hold it tight to the vehicle, I just can't get it out. Any suggestions?
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on August 29, 2010
You may have to lower the tank to get to the clamp where the filler tube goes into the tank. If you already have that clamp loose it is just a matter of twisting and using enough force to pull it free. Sometimes you can slide a real small screwdriver between the rubber and metal to break it loose.
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on August 29, 2010
I know exactly what your saying. I have all of that stuff broke free just no where to twist and pull the tube out due to the lack of room from the tube to the rubber hose(tank) and no room up top behind the gas door(3 srews that hold the tube up top). I push the tube from top,it hits the wheel well-down below the tube to the hose is in there so far there is no room to pull it out. Just some bad engineering! Another question-Is that a two piece tube? Meaning is there a tube inside a tube? Maybe I can get some of the gas tank repair cloth(like the fiberglass matting) and wrap around that sucker and hopefully that will work until the car completely dies. I just don't want to sink alot of money in a 1990 car. Any other suggestion on the repairing of the tube instead of replacing?
on August 30, 2010
You may have to lower or remove the tank. When it comes to Fuel (esp. vapors) Brakes and Steering I know I want the problem fixed right.
on September 02, 2010
Look into lowering the sway bar enough to slip the tube out. (Don't over look your brake lines like I almost did.) I'm also looking at repair cloth but haven't researched enough yet.
Unbelievable that this item isn't considered enough of a hazard to warrant a recall or free repair.
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