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Old 11-27-2009
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Wasted my time at the U-pull it yard

Well i went to the j-yard on Wednesday to find a GEM for my truck. Of course I found crap. But I came across a Ranger with the fuel filler neck and the tank still on it. Now this is a very rare find here and I need one, but I didn't have the right tools to take it off. All I brought was my small metric sockets and screwdrivers to take the dash apart along with my tin snips and a adjustable wrench.

So I crawl under, my luck it was raining so I found a headliner to lie on, with the wrench and got 1 of the straps off. The other strap I had to cut with the tin snips since the bolt is in an indention in the frame and the adj. would not fit. Took me 45min until I got the tank dropped and then i see it. The nice long split in the neck were it connects to the tank. Wasted 45min, got all muddy and smelly and came home empty handed.

Now I need to find a GEM without going to a dealer.
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Should've ran a hand down the hoses before attempting to drop. Simply unscrew the neck from the bedside, bend the line down, and feel.
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that usually happens to me, i go out there unprepared, you ever try to take off 5/16 bolts with a vire cutter? its not fun
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I like to scope yards out first, then come back with the tools needed....or just go with the minimal amount of tools.
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I like to scope yards out first, then come back with the tools needed....or just go with the minimal amount of tools.
+1. Seen any mustang seats and gen4 seat tracks standard cab? I think you know what i'm thinkin' of doing.....
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yup it sucks... i grab a decent amount of tools, metric and standard sockets too.. then leave them in the truck, walk into the j-yard scope out what im looking for, if i find it or something else interesting then i go back to the truck grab the tools and find the part i did before.
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^^That works....but is a pain in the ***. I happen to know all the tools needed to pull a trans, a tcase, an axle, etc... if you know the tools, bring what you need and a little more that you might need. FWIW, nothing on these trucks are standard(except lugnuts). lol.

Like I said...I'd rather carry the minimal amount of tools in the toolbox into the yard. My arm says thanks. And it just makes more sense to use most the tools you bring, and not a bare minimum. You can always have a big supply of tools sitting in the parking lot in the truck....I've never been to a yard that they don't let you go back out to your truck.


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+1. Seen any mustang seats and gen4 seat tracks standard cab? I think you know what i'm thinkin' of doing.....
Indeed. But no dice at the yards right now. I'll keep an eye out. I still need to go to the foster yard. Havn't been a second time after the influx of c4c rides.
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^^^ yup i agree. i've never been to a yard that they dont let you go grab tools from the truck... hell if im in the yard i'll walk out, go to truck grab tools, walk back in wont even talk to the person at the counter!!
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Should've ran a hand down the hoses before attempting to drop. Simply unscrew the neck from the bedside, bend the line down, and feel.
I tried that and I didn't feel anything so I thought I was good to go. The way my luck has been I should've known better.
Here's my luck lately. I could only pump fuel at Sunoco stations really slow, got rust in my eye at the yard, trucks GEM is shot, my kitchen sink was leaking, my check engine light is on, wife's check engine light is on and her tranny pan was leaking. Got the tranny leak and the sink leak fixed, now on to the other stuff.
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I tried that and I didn't feel anything so I thought I was good to go. The way my luck has been I should've known better.
Here's my luck lately. I could only pump fuel at Sunoco stations really slow, got rust in my eye at the yard, trucks GEM is shot, my kitchen sink was leaking, my check engine light is on, wife's check engine light is on and her tranny pan was leaking. Got the tranny leak and the sink leak fixed, now on to the other stuff.
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Were you at Harrys in Hazleton?
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I tried that and I didn't feel anything so I thought I was good to go. The way my luck has been I should've known better.
Here's my luck lately. I could only pump fuel at Sunoco stations really slow, got rust in my eye at the yard, trucks GEM is shot, my kitchen sink was leaking, my check engine light is on, wife's check engine light is on and her tranny pan was leaking. Got the tranny leak and the sink leak fixed, now on to the other stuff.
"Sounds like life to me" lol
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"it ain’t no fantasy
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It sounds like life to me"...lol
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Haha that sucks bro
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lol that sucks. i always bring a toolbox full of stuff incase i stumble across something i may need in the future or something someone on here is looking for.
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Were you at Harrys in Hazleton?
Yes I was at Harry's. I live right across town from it.

I was just going to get the GEM so I didn't bring all the tools i usually bring. But it all worked out in the end. I actually found one I had in my garage that I found at the yard years ago and bought just in case and it worked. My 4wd and everything else is good to go now.

Life sucks, but I take it day by day and I'm still here so that's a plus.
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I have a 95 Ranger and the filler neck hose is leaking. I raise the bed up today and removed the hose. Big shock when I called Ford and they said $400. So has anyone bought and used one of the $30 dollar filler necks on ebay? Heck of a lot cheaper than Ford but are they okay or are they just junk? Thanks.
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I wouldn't trust anything off e-bay, better off going to a junk yard and pulling one. It'll probly run you 75-125, depending on the yard. Better than 400.
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"So has anyone bought and used one of the $30 dollar filler necks on ebay?"

Yes, I just bought and installed one of the $45 shipped ones. Delivered in two days for free. The factory ones are basically all going to fail sooner or later. They are overstretched for the material they are made of. My original was split top and bottom in at least 15 places.

Getting the original off required removing the bed. Putting the new one on and replacing the bed took like 20 minutes. I'd never buy one from the dealer. The eBay one I bought was at least as good as the $400+ one. What a ripoff.
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I have a 95 Ranger and the filler neck hose is leaking. I raise the bed up today and removed the hose. Big shock when I called Ford and they said $400. So has anyone bought and used one of the $30 dollar filler necks on ebay? Heck of a lot cheaper than Ford but are they okay or are they just junk? Thanks.

Yeah, just installed one on my 95 as well. The ebay special seemed just as good quality as my OEM one, if not better. And it sure as hell beat spending 400 bucks

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I wouldn't trust anything off e-bay, better off going to a junk yard and pulling one. It'll probly run you 75-125, depending on the yard. Better than 400.
on a 95, the junkyard filler necks will probably be in the same shape, why spend the extra money for a used one.
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I bought one from the On-Line Ford Parts Dealers, not directly from Ford, paid less than $115 regularly $175 for the Steppie’ the Styleside is reg $272 but sells for a lot less.

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