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Old 01-31-2018, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I have a 2002 grand vitara 4x4. I noticed gas dripping off the back of my tank. I tried to look in that area to even see what the problem is but its not easy without removing anything. Just wondering if anyone has removed the rear bumper or had to drop the tank to access it. As far as I know its a fuel line that popped off because all of the hoses are quite new.

I have the fsm but its pretty chilly out and id like to do it right the first time. Thank you.
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Hi, I dropped the tank on my 99 Tracker a couple of months ago.
The worst part for me was removing the receiver hitch, rusty bolts & three different sizes.
I didn't remove the bumper and only needed to lower the tank enough to reach the top, same as you will need to do.
Have some small hose clamps on hand, never hurts to add an extra if you suspect one may be leaking.

Use a floor jack and lower the rear of the tank after removing the bolts holding the straps at the rear of the tank, just leave the front as is.
You might need to loosen them. Play it by ear.

You might be able to pressurize the tank if you have an air source, remove the filer cap and wrap a shop towel around the air chuck and give it a
squirt - but DON'T OVER DO IT 5-10lbs. maximum.
Then listen for air escaping. There is a return line and a vent as well as the fuel line to the injectors.
Also a purge line from the canister.

Oh, wires too.

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That's great thank you
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I agree on the clamps. Seems the 3/8 hose is a little larger than the oem. I replaced the supply line and it leaked. Had to use a screw clamp on it.
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I lowered my gas tank to find this 90 degree elbow had no hose on it.

I put the hose on and started the engine and still getting a steady leak.

The hose was dry before and after I started the engine. Once looking further gas leak was at the gasket maker for the fuel pump.

Id normally try to do this myself in the yard but I have an appointment with my mechanic tomorrow anyway for the bearing locknut I couldn't remove myself. Thats another story though lol.
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Oh, bummer.

RTV everwhere is normally a bad sign.

At least you've found the issue and getting it taken care of.

Leaky gas not good.

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Its definitely a vehicle worth looking after. I appreciate the polite and quick response from the fans here.
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I assume the broken 90 degree bend/elbow is the vapour valve (33) as it doesn't leak fuel. https://www.catalogs.ssg.asia/suzuki...VwSWQ9PTU5MDIw

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Yes sir, thats the picture I hoping to see.
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Self tapping screws were used to fasten my fuel pump before i bought this grand vitara, and of course they punctured the tank. The leak is sealed for now but ill be selecting the best tank from one of my parts rigs.
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