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I've got a leaking fuel tank...

So I'll be making a trip out to the bone yard this week to find a replacement.

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what model years I can look for that have the same fuel tank as my 91.

Also, I'm not sure if it's a 17 or a 20 gallon, any way to tell for sure? My wife drives it mostly and she's never filled it to the top, especially now that it won't hold any more than 4 or 5 gallons without leaking.

Any help is appreciated. It's a 91 regular cab, 2WD, 2.3L I4.
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It's so hard to tell what size of gas tank you have without actually looking at it because Rangers come with some many different sizes. For instance, I have a 92 with a 21 gallon tank, but my friend has a 89 with a 15 gallon tank.

However, I just did read a little thing that is interesting. Apparently, in 91, there was a re call on the gas tanks because they cracked.

Also, I just read that the 91 Explorers only came with the 19.3 Maybe that's the tank you have?

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Here you go:
http://consumerguideauto.howstuffwor...d-ranger-4.htm

Although I don't totally agree because I have run my truck to almost dry and have put 20.7 gallons in mine.
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Thanks for the info..

Though I just got an idea. I'm going to copy the Ford part number off it and feed it to my parts guy.. have him ID it and cross-reference it for any other vehicles that use the same part.

I couldn't find any info for a recalled fuel tank in 91; however, I'm really not surprised.. we all know how almost anything made of plastic in a Ford vehicle is bound to crack..
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