Well, the fuel pump went in my Ranger this afternoon. Left me broke down on
the side of the road, luckily I was less than 10 kms from home, so a friend
with a 1/2 ton towed the truck to my yard. The truck just quit running
while on the way home, stalled out and wouldn't restart. When I listened
for the fuel pump to hum while turning the key ahead, it didn't. Checked
all the fuses, relays, fuel pump shutoff switch, everything looks ok. Also,
the truck has 245,000 kms and the pump has never been changed to my
knowledge, so I'm pretty sure it is burned out.
Anyway, changing the pump is no big deal. I've had the tank off before to
change the sending unit, fortunately at that time the tank was nearly empty.
My problem is this time the fuel tank is full and instead of trying to pump
the fuel out and finding a large enough container to hold it in, I would
rather just remove the box and change the pump with the tank still in place.
But, the cheap Haynes manual I have shows absolutely nothing as far as
removing the box. Is it as simple as removing the box liner, removing the
box bolts, tail lights and wiring assemblies to the lights? Or is there a
bit more to it than that? I know it has been discussed before and seems a
much simpler way to get at the fuel tank.
Any help is appreciated,