Jeep Wrangler YJ Fuel Pump access is no easy task. You have to drop the tank to get to the fuel pump and sending unit. If the tank is full of fuel that just makes matters worse. Its bulky, heavy and very cumbersome to deal with.
!!!! DISCLAIMER !!!! MAKE SURE FUEL TANK IS REMOVED BEFORE PERFORMING THIS MOD !!
Me, this site or any of my affiliates are not in any way responsible for your carelessness. Be safe and go Jeepin' another day!
I had to replace the fuel pump in my Jeep one day. Fund that is was no fun to drop that tank. After cleaning the tank and installing a new pump, I decided that I was not going to drop that tank again if I could at all help it.
Some Honda cars have an access plate under the rear seat to change the fuel pump. I thought ... hmm .. good idea. I'll make one for the Jeep! That will solve that headache if I ever issues with the sending unit of fuel pump again.
With the tank still out laying in the driveway. I found the necessary measuring points to locate the hole right above the fuel pump sending unit. Measured the size of the sending unit mounting plate to see how large I needed to cut the hole. Marked out my cut lines and pulled out the air cutter.
Would you like to print out a dimension sheet? Click the drawing image or click here ...
You don't have to go through all the technical measuring points under the chassis to locate where to cut the hole. Why ... because I'm giving you the measurements to mark and cut from the top side.
Just to be clear ... MAKE SURE THE FUEL TANK IS REMOVED BEFORE YOU START CUTTING. Sparks and gasoline can create large explosions, therefore possible death!