1989 Dodge Aries fuel/ignition problems

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  • 1989 DODGE ARIES

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1989 Dodge Aries Front Wheel Drive Automatic 63,000 miles

Randomly when I came up to a stop on day my car just shut off on me. I assumed it was either battery or alternator related but had both tested and they both passed. It's an old car so I thought maybe it was just acting up but then it started happening again and left me stranded having to call for a ride. We then figured that it must be either fuel or ignition related and today when we tried to get it to start we realized that my fuel pump wasn't kicking in and my injectors weren't spraying at all. Now we have a really dumb problem because when we went to drop the gas tank we can't get it out because the filler neck seems to not come off. The tank is completely disconnected from the car but will not come out because of this simple thing that keeps us from being able to replace my fuel pump. Any advice or ideas?

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 10:05 PM

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When you open the fuel filler door remove the three screws that hold the upper filler tube to the body there, then put some spit in your hands and tug it and work it down. Thats the only way unless you cut it off and replace the hole tube. I wouldn't recommend that because of the sparks. Have an extinguisher handy and watch for your eyes. Good luck. The tube is not held into the tank except for the big grommet. So once the screws are out lean the tank down and r&r the pump. Replace the screen and fuel filter also. Complete fuel tank removal was never necessary.

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