Changed fuel pump, now having trouble filling tank



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    It takes only one badluck and you are dead. Just my two cents.

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    I am facing a fuel pump replacement on my 2005 T&C as I have been experiencing a small leak directly at the pump itself. Have the typical odor issue after parking in the garage...no mileage loss or puddling under the car...yet. I'm actually waiting for a break in the summer heat here in FL to do the job...LOL. After doing much research on the procedure to r&r the pump, one manual made a big issue about removing the flex hose between the fill tube and the plastic tank only at the filler neck end and leave the flex tube attached to the tank. Not sure why but just curious if you did this or not. I'm guessing its either due to some type of inlet valve to the tank or just staying away from the plastic tank itself due to its ability to be easily damaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jee34 View Post
    ... static electricity.Gas tanks are made of plastic,..
    All of the plastic gas tanks I've seen so far are made from "anti-static" additive infused plastic and most are grounded to the chassis...
    that said, CO2 or NO2 is a much safer gas to mix with fuel. One would obviously want to empty the tank before any attempt to pressurize the fuel.
    relevant vehicle: '05 -=C=- T&C Ltd @~135K

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    Quote Originally Posted by jee34 View Post
    Scratching a plastic hair comb on your head makes static electricity.Gas tanks are made of plastic,forcing air into the thank is like compressing fuel+air mixture...
    Anything is possible
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    changed fuel pump now having trouble filling tank

    I have exactly the same problem and have done many of the checks that you have.......did you ever find the problem?

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    I have exactly the same problem........where did you end up? I am about to re drop the tank but i would really like to have a better idea as to what i need to do!

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