Peering into my rear driver wheel well I noticed 2 fuel soaked lines on top of the tank and can't tell exactly where it's coming from. The 2 lines are very corroded and soaked their entire length with gas dripping onto the tank. There is no way to replace those lines w/o removing the tank.
Has anybody here ever removed it and how difficult was it?
Also, just had the "Service Engine Soon" light come on today. Could this leak cause it?
Your SES lamp may be an evap leak which would be your fuel leak. the lines are most likely the fuel fill and vapor lines, I have never pulled a tank but it doesnt look that bad, here are the steps but if its the filler tube assembly then these are the steps to remove that. 1 fuel tank filler tube protector 2 fuel leveling hose (small hose on filler assembly at tank) 3 filler hose connection 4 vapor hose connection (filler tube side) 5 fuel tank filler tube
hope this helps I can scan and send a pic of service manual if you need.
Called the dealer today and he said I would need to buy the entire pump assembly which apparently comes with the metal lines for just $4 hundred some odd dollars! Bastards. Much cheaper online. I just need a pic to confirm that the metal lines really do come with the fuel pump assembly. I don't trust my Dealer. Yes--Pics please. Thanks
What size hoses are these?(Can't tear it apart yet--only source of transportation) I don't see why I can't simply replace the lines/hoses instead of buying an entire pump assembly. Can't I simply replace with all nitrile rubber 250psi fuel line? I'm clueless.
They may be pressure fitted? lines which would require removing the whole assembly as it is, then you might as well replace your pump. So theoretically you could replace them, but no one knows for sure how messy it might get down there. Check out some junkyards for some decent replacement parts.
if your leak is the lines out of the pump then yes you need the pump assy. if its the lines that connect to the hard lines coming out of the pump then that avail. seperate you pump assy is 15 in the image and the lines are 12 (high pressure) and 6 (return) hope this helps and this if from a 2000 but they should be the same.
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2009 23:30:14 GMT -5 by buggzyy
Post by scottyman on Sept 12, 2009 21:07:34 GMT -5
I ordered the fuel pump assembly and was told it includes the metal lines.(Autopartswarehouse.com) Should be arrive this coming week. Don't feel very safe parking around smokers for some reason. Thanks for the pic.
whaaa are we looking at the same part thats odd the pic shows those lines part of the pump assy. you should have the dealer fax you a pic of the pump and see what they ordered some you can order just the pump motor and not the assembly.
Yeah, mitsubishiparts.com is slow. I ordered a part through them once and it took almost 3 weeks to get it in. I'm almost starting to think they don't keep much stock themselves, but instead order it from yet another warehouse.