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SMALL LEAK IN EVAP SYSTEM...

My mechanic did a smoke test on my Ranger and found a leak at the fuel tank under the truck bed. They want $249.00 to fix it but I don't want to spend that much to fix a small leak. Can anyone tell me which hose on the fuel tank goes to the evap system. My crappy Haynes manual doesn't even have a photo or diagram of that. I appreciate any help you can give me.
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The most common problem I've read here for the past few years is the filler tube develops cracks in it.Usually near the top of the tank.
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Is the filler tube metal or rubber where it attached to the tank? Also is the large hose which comes out of the tank the evap hose?
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Filler hoses are the most common to cause an Evap leak.
Theres gonna be 3 tiny hoses on top of your fuel pump, two for fuel, one for a breather tube.
i'm willing to bet its the filler tube. Its a rubber outer with i believe another tube inside of it.
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Hey guys, thanks for all the information. Don't know if I feel comfortable dropping the tank myself, but I might try. If I do I will take photos and post them on the diy forum.
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Pull your fuel cap off and check the rubber seal for cracks.
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Thanks Silverfox, I put a new fuel cap on it a few weeks ago.
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Don't drop the tank.
Pull the bed off instead. Then you can inspect the rest of the hardware on the frame at the same time.
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Thanks OTRtech, I read that somewhere that it's easier to remove the bed. The Problem is I live in and apartment complex so I will have to find somewhere to do that. It probably takes two people to lift the bed off of the truck too. I wonder if I could just prop it up somehow to inspect the top of the tank.....hummmm.
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Remove the tail gate then move the bed back far enough for access , leaving it resting on the back of the frame. You only need it back a couple feet.
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Thank you, that is a great idea, I think I will try that. Do I have to disconnect the fuel filler tube and disconnect the tailights?
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Yes , disconnect the fill tube from the box side and unplug the light harness.
You will have to cut some plastic ties that hold the wires to the frame.
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Again thank you so much. I feel much better about attempting this repair. Hey feel free to take a trip to Florida and give me a hand. I'm sure it's warmer here than where you live.lol
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6* here now. I can't take the heat unless I'm thawing out next to my wood stove.
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Dang Ken, that gave me a chill just reading your post. I'm a florida boy to the core. Thank you for all of your posts and stay by that wood stove or in your truck.
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