Originally Posted by Cameron58
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport, 6 cylinder
I tested the fuel pressure by connecting the pressure guage to the schraeder valve on the fuel rail. Got a reading of 0 psi. Looks like I need a new fuel pump. I got under the car to check out the gas tank. I saw the two straps and the bolts to remove at the end of the tank closest to the front of the car. At the back end of the car there is a metal bar welded in holding a tow hitch. It's just a few inches from the gas tank. I felt up in the space between that bar and the tank but could not locate any bolts to remove to get the straps off at that end. So, what am I missing? The bolts must be there. How do I get to them?
The bolts are called J-Bolts and I strongly advise you to soak them with PB Blaster for a day or two before you try to take them off. Both of mine broke; I had to weld them back together before I could get new straps and bolts delivered. You'll see how the straps are attached once you drop the tank.
'97 Cherokee Country, 4.0L, Auto Trans (AW-4), 4WD Command-Trac NP231, 3.55:1 Gears, Power-Trax No-Slip Locker in rear, Spartan Locker in Front, Monroe Air Shocks, Hi Country front tow hook brackets, Black with Gray Leather, 235X75R15 Goodyear Wrangler Tires, Putco Headlight Harness w/Silverstar bulbs, 142,000 miles. Northern Illinois.