Fuel tank removal

Tiny
VREDFREAK
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  • 1998 FORD F-150
  • 4.2L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 218,000 MILES
I am attempting to drop the gas tank to replace a weak fuel pump. The problem I am having is that I cannot disconnect the wiring harness from the EVAP pressure sensor. I am depressing the small tab on the top of the connector for all I am worth, but it is not budging even a tiny bit. From the condition of the EVAP lines, I am pretty sure that none of this has been touched since the vehicle was new. I have cleaned as much debris from around the connector as possible. Any suggestions for getting the connection undone?
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Monday, November 13th, 2017 AT 9:53 AM

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Tiny
KENNY K
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Unfortunately, there are no tricks to it. However, you are most likely correct that the connections are corroded causing them to not want to come apart. The only thing I have found that helps with this is to use a set of needle nose pliers to pull the connector apart. So you press down on the release tab and then a set of pliers on the other side of the connector and that will give you a little more leverage.

I am attaching the process to replace the tank in case others that visit this site need the instructions.

Let us know if there are other questions. Thanks
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 10:59 AM

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